How Do You Know When You Are In Love

You know that there’s something different about this person, but you’re not quite sure what you’re feeling. Most people say they know when they are in love because they “just know”. If you’ve never been in love before, how could you know what it felt like?  As the UK’s best Dating Coach I want to explain this all to you now.

The first sign you’re in love is that you feel a great sense of joy when you’re around the other person. You feel joyous when they aren’t around too. You miss them immensely when you’re apart. You think of them all the time. You can’t think straight when you’re with them. You may, in fact, experience emotional instability, ranging from extreme excitement to nervousness and even feelings of desperation. This is because there are several chemical reactions in the brain when you fall in love. 

It’s easy to lose yourself in the feeling of falling in love because you’re essentially getting high off the brain chemicals. 

You may often find yourself thinking about the future. Particularly, a future together. These thoughts will just pop into your head when you’re doing something menial. You may feel like it’s almost an obsession. The thoughts of them feel intrusive. You can’t focus. You can’t think of anything else. This person is every thought. There’s a difference between falling in love and getting obsessed with someone. Be careful. 

You may also know when you are in love because you don’t find anyone else attractive. You even start comparing everyone to the person you’re in love with. From people walking down the street to people you used to care about. Everyone is compared to the perfection of your new love interest. When you are in love, you tend to only see the positive qualities of the person. You may see their bad qualities as endearing quirks. You may even find them annoying, but still want to spend all your time with them. 

You’ll Know When You are In Love Because You Always Think About Them

As a result of spending tons of time together, you’ll likely start taking interest in things the other person enjoys. This could be hobbies or interests, like movies or TV shows. You may even start picking up their mannerisms. You’ll likely want to share your interests with them too. You want to include them in all your experiences, sharing the good and the bad. You want to share more of yourself with this person than with anyone else. 

It’s important not to let yourself be taken advantage of. It’s easy to give too much of yourself to someone. When you are in love, you want to do everything you can to help and support them. If you find yourself sacrificing your own interests for the other person, you also need to consider why. It is natural to miss them when they aren’t around, even obsessively. 

It’s actually normal to feel jealousy when you’re falling in love. Whether it’s over friends or strangers. It’s important to know that there is a difference between jealousy and suspicion. If you’re feeling insecure, you may want to reevaluate the relationship. 

The best way to know when you are in love is the way you feel when you’re around the other person. When you’re around them, you feel comfortable being yourself. You don’t feel like you have to try to put your best face forward. You don’t have to worry about what you do or what you say. You’re unfiltered. 

It’s not easy to feel completely at ease with someone. When you find someone you can feel that way with, it’s usually because they make you feel safe and secure. You may find yourself reaching out to this person when you’re faced with stress because they make you feel better. That’s one of the easiest ways to know when you are in love. 

If you don’t have someone amazing yet don’t panic!  Consider trying a dating agency, online dating site or a dating app.

James Preece
Dating Coach and Dating Expert at The Dating Guru
James Preece is the Dating Guru.

He is the UK's leading Dating Coach and Relationship Expert, helping 1000s find love each year.