There’s definitely a reason so many people write books and make movies about being in love. There’s a reason that a whole day is dedicated to love. And those reasons are because love is just amazing. It’s incredible, and truthfully, the closest thing we really have to magic.
Love is something special, and it’s a feeling unlike anything else in the world. That being said, many will claim love sucks and it hurts because, well, it does hurt when it ends. But when you’re actually in love, it’s one of the best feelings there is.
How do you know when you’re in love?
Many people will claim they’re in love with someone after about a week of knowing them. They say they can’t be without them, and whenever they’re together, their heart beats a little faster… and they can’t seem to think about anything else.
While this may sound like love, it’s not really. Love takes time to develop. It has to blossom into something. It can’t just manifest after a week.
The absolute best things about being in love
You may think the best thing about being in love is the butterfly-like sensations you get whenever they enter the room, but it’s not. There are so many great things about finding that special someone and falling madly in love with them.
However, what you think are the best parts about being in love may not even make this list. If you want to know just how amazing being love is, and the best parts about it, here they are.
#1 A solid support system. When you’re in love, you’re always supported. Your dreams and desires are fully backed up by your other half, and you never really have to worry about being judged for them. No matter what you want to do in life, you always have someone there ready to help you achieve the goals you set out for.
#2 Being accepted fully. There really is no better feeling than being completely accepted for who you are. You can be vulnerable, broken, and even really weird… and you’ll always have someone who loves you no matter what.
#3 The confidence. Due to being accepted no matter what, you have killer confidence when you’re in love. When your significant other voices their love for you, or even just knowing how in love you are, you pretty much feel as though you can fly. Your self-esteem is boosted significantly, and you even learn to love yourself more when you’re in love.
#4 Finding purpose. Some people have a hard time in life because they just don’t feel as though they have any purpose. Finding purpose in your life is definitely one of the bonuses of being in love. You feel as though you have something worth living and working for. You have this other person in your life who gives you the purpose you need.
#5 Not having to explain yourself because you’re understood. Do you ever think back to situations where you just had to keep explaining yourself over and over again because nobody seemed to understand how you were feeling?
Well, when you’re in love, that’s not really a problem. Your significant other understands you and knows how you’re feeling without you needing to say so.
#6 You’re never lonely. This is really the best thing about being in love. You never really feel lonely – even if you are literally at home alone. There’s always this part of you that feels included and with another person, even if you’re watching movies at home by yourself. Being in love gives you this sense of unity and comfort and rids your life of loneliness.
#7 There’s always someone to share your life with. Whenever you have news of any kind, good or bad, you always have someone to share it with.
Even if it’s the smallest thing that happened during the day to make you sad or happy, you have someone willing and ready to listen to everything. You really have someone to share your life with, and it’s the best feeling there is.
#8 A sense of security. No, I don’t mean this in a financial sense. I mean you have a sense of security when it comes to yourself and your relationship. Before you and your partner fall in love, there’s a little bit of uneasiness and the unknown.
#9 You think of other people more. Many people don’t realize this about themselves when they’re in love, but it’s true. When you love someone deeply, you not only think about them more, but you think about other people in general more often. You are empathetic toward them, and you see things from their perspective more.
#10 The s*x. This is obviously something that has to be thrown in on the list of the absolute best things about being in love, because s*x when you’re in love is like nothing else out there.