Falling in love could arguably be one of the most amazing feelings in the world. The butterflies, tingles, and constant smile are all the wonderful attributes that come with the feeling of being in love.
However, if you’ve never experienced love before, or if you have a unique way of feeling it, it might be much more than just a simple tingle when you touch someone.
Both men and women have some pretty cool signs that indicate they are falling in love, and we’re here to share them with you!
If you think you might be falling for someone but you’re not quite sure, or if you’re wondering if the person you love feels the same way, keep reading to find out our top 10 signs that indicate you’re (or they’re) falling in love!
Here are the top 10 signs of love
Men aren’t known for being jealous, or perhaps they simply conceal it better than women do. However, if a man starts falling for a woman and has been exclusively talking to her for some time, and suddenly starts showing jealousy towards other men around her, it’s a sign that he’s in love.
As a woman, jealousy can hit just as hard, if not harder, and it’s evident to everyone. She may start questioning that female friend of yours that she never questioned before.
A little bit of jealousy on either side is perfectly normal and can be a major indication of deeper feelings. However, it’s crucial to handle these situations immediately and not let them fester.
A jealous girlfriend or boyfriend is only acceptable in small doses of normal jealousy. If you don’t address the issue right away, it can quickly turn into a nightmare.
2. You Pay Close Attention to Your Appearance.
We’re not saying that you were a stinky low-life before they came along, but if you find yourself making an effort to wear a certain cologne or perfume every time you’re around the ‘one’, or dressing up more when you hang out, chances are love is in the air.
When a guy is in love, he puts his best foot forward at all times, making sure that the girl he loves never feels like she’s slipping away from him, and vice versa.
Sometimes it’s not just about looking better on the outside, but also about improving yourself on the inside.
If you find someone who motivates you to do better things for yourself, kudos to you! Keep them around for as long as it’s possible.
3. You Prioritize Them.
Ditching your friends to be with your significant other is a huge ‘no-no’ against the ‘girl code’ and a violation of the ‘bros before hoes’ code, but it’s also one of the tell-tale signs of falling in love.
Even family can take a backseat to someone in love, and it’s not done maliciously. When you find someone who makes your heart melt (aka love), it’s nearly impossible to stay away from them, and you’ll want to spend as much time together as possible.
Someone with deep feelings for someone else will only stop craving attention when the other person shows disinterest.
4. You Begin Discussing Future Plans.
Typically, it’s hard for men to even think about marriage and babies. So, if you find your man suddenly planning out the future with you, it’s probably safe to say he’s smitten.
The same goes for women. If you start bringing up babies and your honeymoon, you might as well start planning your wedding date.
Relationship experts say that when a couple starts planning for their future, and they really mean what they’re saying, it’s almost like a high from a drug.
Think about it. When you’re drunk and feeling good, don’t you start promising your friends the world? You’ll think of extravagant adventures and plans and swear up and down you’ll follow through. It’s kind of like that.
Couples begin speaking about their future plans because their serotonin and dopamine levels are at a high when they’re in love. Their brains are simply reacting to the good feelings.
5. You Talk About Him to Everyone.
Women are traditionally known for gossiping about their love life more than men, but nowadays, it’s just as normal for a man to brag about his lady as it is for him to put her down.
Still, in a new relationship, most people don’t want to rush into anything and won’t make a big deal out of it. Without any big deal made out of it, you won’t tell your friends or coworkers simply because you don’t find it important enough. But when the love bug strikes, you’ll be bursting at the seams to tell everyone about your new budding relationship.
Falling in love gives you an extra kick of good vibes in your mind, body, and soul, so it’s almost impossible to keep quiet about it. Go ahead and tell the world!
6. You Can’t Control Your Laughter.
This person makes you laugh non-stop, even when they aren’t trying to be funny. Thinking about them brings a smile to your face, and you feel butterflies flapping their wings in your throat and stomach just imagining their face. Yep, that’s love, baby!
Now, there’s a difference between laughing all night with friends and being with someone who can make you smile for no reason at all. If the person in question makes you smile so much that your cheeks hurt, it’s safe to say you’re falling for them.
7. You’ll Go Above and Beyond for That Person.
Men and women alike will start doing every little thing for the person they’re dating when they’re bitten by the love bug.
Depending on how strongly you’re bitten, you might even end up doing some pretty gross things for them, like popping their zits on their back.
Whatever it is that you’re into, if you notice that you’re waiting hand and foot on this new boo, check your heart at the door. Doing things for people doesn’t necessarily mean you’re in love with them, but then again, you don’t help and do things for those you hate either.
When you love someone, your dopamine and endorphin levels are at an all-time high, making you want to do so much for them. Just make sure that as much as you do for them, they do for you as well.
8. You Can’t Help but Act Silly Around Them.
We’re not saying that falling in love turns you into a blubbering idiot (although it can happen sometimes), but a lot of women tend to act more like a teenager in love than an adult when they’re falling hard.
Men aren’t any different. When they’re smitten, they tend to fall back into some childlike behavior. Depending on the man, if he’s more on the immature side, he might resort to playful violence, name-calling, teasing, or elementary school dating 101.
But if he’s an actual man, he may seem really nervous, which will sometimes turn him into a shy teenage boy on his very first date if he’s not careful. It’s okay, though. Women love that in a man and would much rather see him nervous than getting mistreated.
9. You Allowed Them to do Things You Wouldn’t Allow Others.
This doesn’t always mean having sex. It could mean reaching second base, or it could mean finally getting to sleep in the same bed with her at night when she stays over. But if she’s starting to allow more things that she wouldn’t in the beginning, it’s a sign that her feelings are getting deeper.
For women, this step in the relationship is especially important. We’re taught our whole lives not to give ourselves away to just anyone. So when we give ourselves to you completely, we expect you to respect that and reciprocate the love.
Whether you’re a man or a woman, if you’re falling in love with someone, there will be new boundaries crossed that weren’t there before when you were just dating or friends.
10. You Want to Get to Know Their Family and Friends.
One of the biggest signs of being in love is introducing that person to your family and friends, especially your family. This is especially true if you have children and you’re allowing them to meet your significant other for the first time.
Unless you’re one of those people who’s super close with your mom or dad and you’ve always let them meet anyone you dated, it’s typically a huge deal to bring a guy or girl over to meet the parents and the rest of the family.
Even as adults, introducing a woman or man to mom and dad could potentially mean a new member of the family in the future. So, having your new partner meet your family and friends is a significant step, no matter your age.
If all 10 of these signs resonate with you, then it’s safe to say that you’re in love. How should you proceed?
You’ve read the signs, felt the butterflies, and realized you’re falling in love. So, what’s next? You tell them.
If you haven’t told them yet, now is the time. If you wait, you might miss your chance, and it could be too late tomorrow. You can tell them in the easiest way you know how, but we suggest not doing it through text messages.
Text messages never convey the true feelings behind anything you say, and you wouldn’t want the most important conversation of your life to be through text.
Once you’ve let them know how you feel, it’s time to see their reaction and where they stand in the relationship. This can be the hardest part, not knowing how they feel once you tell them you’re falling in love.
I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!