People fall in love in different ways. Some feel the butterflies in their stomach, while others cannot stop thinking about the person they’re in love with. But there are universal signs that prove we’re in love. You might not experience all of these signs, but they’re a great indication that you feel something real.
If you’re interested in knowing what these signs are, stick around as we’ll explain that in this short article.
You Can’t Stop Thinking About Them
Are you thinking about the person all day? If so, then that means you’re in love. This is probably the most common sign that everyone experiences when in love. From the moment you wake up to the moment you go to bed, all that you think about is them. They become your world, and all you care about is what they’re doing. The reason this happens is that your brain releases phenylethylamine. This hormone is more commonly known as the “love chemical.” It is essentially a hormone that puts you in a good mood whenever you think about that special someone.
While some might find this sign overly obsessive, it’s what love does to every one of us. Some will even go as far as denying this happening to them. But do know that they’re lying. When you’re in love, the only thing you think about is them.
You Feel Anxious and Stressed Before Going Out
When you’re in love, date nights become anxious and stressful. While this isn’t bad, it does tell you that you care about the other person. You care what they think of you and how you present yourself to them. You go the extra length to be funny, interesting, and quirky. Not only that, but you also practice flirting signals in the mirror before going out. Because of that, anxiety and stress start building up, and you reach a point where you’re close to exploding.
But not in a bad way. Since you want to make this work and last, you put yourself under pressure to perform. You want them to feel comfortable and prepare conversation topics in your head. But don’t put yourself under too much pressure as they also feel this way. If they’re in love just as much as you are, they’re pulling their hair out of fear of messing up. What both of you need to do is relax and make the date night a memorable one.
You Want Them To Be Happy
Love is when two people care for each other so much that they become happy when the other person is happy. But it means so much more to the both of you if the other person is happier. It’s the circle of compassionate love where you do everything to make them happier. You might even sacrifice some things just to appeal to your partner more.
If you find yourself doing acts of kindness at your expense, then that means you’re in love. Some even say that this sign is one of the biggest signs you’re in a healthy relationship.
You’re Emotionally Unstable
Love can be weird. It can make you feel like you’re on top of the world, but it can also make you emotionally vulnerable. Most people go through several lovers before they find “the one.” The three loves theory tells us that most people fall in love with three loves in their lives. All three loves make you emotionally unstable.
The first love comes at a point in your life where you’re most emotionally unstable. This is because you’re inexperienced and think this is the person you’ll spend all of your life with. But because you’re inexperienced, you make mistakes. Because of that, the first love usually ends in heartbreak.
The second love makes you more excited, as it brings back the feeling of being in love. But it’s also frightening as it brings back memories of that painful heartbreak. You remember once again what it means to be in love and that you’ll do anything to make the other person happy. But you’re also more cautious.
The third love comes at a point where you’re most mature. You’re ready to fully commit and have the experience to back you up and prevent you from making a mistake. The third love just feels right. It also comes unexpectedly. But what all have in common is that they do make you emotionally unstable. The chemicals are rushing through your brain and make you more susceptible to the highs and lows of a relationship.
You’re Thinking Ahead
When you’re in love with “the one,” you start planning for things you’re about to do together. From vacations to buying a home, you’ve got it all figured out. This is the sign that tells you you’re ready for that next step in life. It might come a bit later in your relationship, but it’s there.
These five signs are all indications that you’re in love. Some experience all of them, while others only a few. Since love affects us in different ways, don’t feel bad about not experiencing all of them. What’s important is that you are in love and you care for the person. All other things will come naturally.