Think you're falling in love? Is there really a difference between being in love and falling in love? Studies prove there's no difference at all. When a person is in love, they've usually fallen. Everything thereafter is the effect of loving someone and being in love.
Love can definitely feel strange at first. It’s rather scary, wild, uncontrollable, and can happen totally by accident or when you least expect it.
Even if you’ve never uttered the l-word out loud to him or her, there’s a chance that you may have gone and fallen in love anyway.
Discover if it's really just simply a loss of appetite or if you're merely love sick.
The Signs Are Endless Indicators of Love
There are a great deal of signs that make falling in love as real as what you read in fairytales.
However, there are a ton of scientific indications that prove you're falling in love. They are totally insightful, and certainly reassuring that what might feel like weird behavior is in fact completely normal.
Maybe you’re waiting on their call and checking to make sure you still have service. Or maybe your volume is turned on and not on silent. Or maybe you haven’t missed any of their calls or texts.
If you find yourself glancing at your phone all the time, or if the sound of your phone going off makes you nervous or sends a tingle down your spine… we might be talking about love.
No matter what you're doing to occupy your time, everything seems to remind you of them.
Everywhere you go, you think of your mate. It’s a feeling that can’t be helped. He/she just pops into your head at the most random times.
You’ll know it's serious when you drive an hour out of your way just to see him or her. Or change around your entire schedule just so you can have coffee with them. Perhaps you’re see a Starbucks and wish they were there with you. Or you’re shopping around at Target and can’t help but wish you were accompanied by your loved one. It's a feeling so magical that literally makes you beam like a bright light.
People often say that love is blind. Read on to see just how true that it is.
The Emotions Love Brings
One of the major signs that you're falling in love is an ever-growing feeling of empathy towards your partner. You begin to feel sad when they're sad, and happy when they're happy, truly experiencing the connectedness of emotions.
You often go out of your way for their happiness. Whether it's with a grand gesture or something as minor as making their favorite dish or surprising them with a trip to a couples massage. It's safe to say that their happiness matters to you.
Furthermore, if you've suddenly turned into a pool of emotions, then chances are you're more than likely enchanted by them.
If you truly know that you've fallen in love with your significant other, there would be no guessing needed. All of these signs will be clearly evident when you fall head over heels for someone.
Below you'll find 17 signs of falling in love backed by science and relationship experts.
17 Signs of Falling in Love
- You find yourself constantly thinking about them even if you have a lot going on.
- You feel like you're on a natural high when you're together.
- You find yourself always talking about him or her.
- You can't stop sneaking stares at them when they're not looking.
- You experience sleeplessness and a loss of appetite.
- You call them first when something is going on in your life.
- You miss them as soon as they leave.
- You feel nervous or a sense of anxiety in their presence.
- You genuinely want them to be happy and don't mind helping them obtain it.
- You feel butterflies when you see them, especially if they touch you.
- You start listening to sappy love songs and have them playing on repeat for hours.
- You feel safe and protected by them.
- Nothing else matters when you're with each other.
- You don't feel pain as strongly.
- You're willing to try new things with them.
- You start to finish their sentences.
- You can see yourself having children with this person.
The Science Behind Love
Falling in love allows us to experience what we call feel-good chemicals, which put us in a happy state of mind.
In fact, scientists have discovered that falling in love is actually a very real thing. The brain naturally goes into a distinct state anytime you're in a new relationship.
Phenylethylamine is present in chocolate, which explains why you can't stop after eating just one piece.
This is the hormone known for creating the feelings of infatuation towards your significant other. If you've experienced this before, you may be familiar with the feeling.
This explains why someone in love may find it hard to get someone off of their mind. This is because of the “love drug” that the brain releases known as phenylethylamine that's felt when you begin to fall in love with someone.
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