Please don’t judge me nor question why I found myself typing “how do you know if you’re in love” into Google Search today. Anyways, I found this article from AskMen.com and thought I’d share it with those of you who may have found yourself tempted to type in the same thing. Just thought I’d save you some time.
You’ve dated your fair share of women and have always enjoyed keeping your options open; but lately, there’s this one woman that has you wondering if she’s “The One.” In order to help you figure this out, AskMen.com compiled the following list of the Top 10 ways to know you’re in love.
Number 10: You’ve forgotten your ex.
More often than not, a breakup is followed by a significant amount of time spent thinking about her and wondering whether or not you guys made the right decision in going your seperate ways. Depending on how long the two of you were together, these doubts can resurface again and again.
Ever since you met her , however, the thought of getting back together with your ex is the furthest thing from your mind. Come to think of it, you barely recall what you found so great about your ex in the first place.
Number 9: You can’t stop thinking about her.
Instead, you are consumed by thoughts of her . She just pops into your head for no apparent reason, and you wonder if she thinks of you half as much as you think of her. You wonder what she’s up to and even consider calling her (but refrain from doing so for fear of looking overeager).
But it gets worse. You’re out with your friends and you see something in a shop window and think about how much she would like that particular item, or you notice a poster for a show that she would love, but normally wouldn’t even have looked twice at it.
If she’s the last thing on your mind before you go to sleep and the first thing on your mind when you wake up — and you’ve even dreamed of her on a couple of occasions — then you don’t really even need to read on to know if you’re in love (but should anyway, just to be sure).
Number 8: You care about her.
There is a reason why you don’t really want to know too much about the chick you had a one-night stand with: you don’t love her. When you’re in love with a woman, you want to know all about her: who she is, what she thinks, what makes her laugh. You truly care about her and her feelings.
If you truly love a woman, you feel bad if she had a bad day or is upset about something. You don’t try to cheer her up because you have to , but because you can’t help it.
Number 7: You find her quirks charming.
The fact that she carries her passport with her everywhere she goes — just in case — and that, when she’s eating, she can’t help but construct every forkful, so that it is the perfect blend of ingredients, fills you with an inexplicable feeling of happiness.
She does and says things that make her different, and you like it. You can’t quite put your finger on why, but it doesn’t even matter. You like her just the way she is.
Number 6: You have great chemistry.
You can’t be in love with someone that you have no chemistry with. If you and her seem to always be on the same wavelength, and think in similar ways, that’s a great sign. If you also generate enough heat to set off a five-alarm fire bell, then she is probably someone that you could fall in love with, if you aren’t there already.
Number 5: You don’t notice other women as much
Although you can’t help noticing a beautiful woman when one walks by, when you’re in love, some of them tend to slip under the radar, while others just pale in comparison to her. Furthermore, you don’t seem to be flirting half as much as you used to.
You are slowly realizing that she’s often the only woman in the room that matters, and, for some reason, that suits you just fine.
Number 4: You love spending time with her.
This one is pretty obvious but important nonetheless. You look forward to seeing her, and don’t care much about what the two of you will be doing. Lately, just going for a walk with her sounds like the best way you could possibly spend an evening.
Furthermore, when you’re not together, you miss her and wish you were.
Number 3: You don’t mind compromising sometimes.
There was a time when it was your way or the highway, but, with her it’s different. Not that she asks you to, but you don’t mind missing a night out with the guys to be with her. And you find yourself trying to incorporate her into your plans or altering them to accommodate her.
You also find yourself not putting up a fight when she wants to go to Shakespeare in the Park. Although your friends find this very amusing, you know that deep down, they wish that they had found a love like yours.
Number 2: Other priorities take a backseat.
You used to train religiously, but lately, if she’s free for dinner, you don’t mind missing a workout. Not only that, but your workaholic tendency of bringing home your work on weekends to get ahead seems a bit excessive to you as of late.
Your ever-important “to-do” list seems quite stagnant these days, as being with her always manages to render your other plans and obligations obsolete. What was it that you absolutely had to do by four o’clock again?
Number 1: You start thinking about the future and she’s in it.
It used to be that the future with a woman meant your date on Saturday night, but, with this woman, the future seems infinite. Not only do you plan to see her this weekend, but you want to see her a year from now as well.
When planning your next vacation, you know you want to spend it with her, and not a random beach bunny you happen to meet while you’re there. And when you get an invitation to a wedding in three months from now, you ask her to be your date, without thinking that it’s too far away to tell if you’ll still be together.
She’s The One: If you are currently dating a woman that makes you act in any of the ways mentioned above, then you, my friend, are seriously falling for her. It’s time to put away the little black book for a while and enjoy the ride.