7 Tell-Tale Signs It’s Love

Sign's It's Love

Feel like you’ve been bit by the love bug? Discovering you might be more than just smitten with your love interest can be an exhilarating feeling. Before taking that leap to love, however, it’s good to take a few steps back to make sure it’s more than just a passing infatuation. There are a few tell-tale signs that can leave no doubt what you’re feeling is the real thing. Use this guide to help you navigate the path to your heart.

You Can’t Stop Thinking About Them
While this is very much a trait of a new love, it is also a good indicator things may have progressed a little further, especially if you still feel this way after you’ve been dating for awhile. If they are still constantly on your mind, this could be one very good tell-tale sign you’re in love!

You Are Willing To Compromise
When someone has crossed over from infatuation to your inner circle, there are certain compromises and things you’d be willing to do that you may not otherwise consider. Do you find yourself trying out new hobbies or doing things to help out your love interest? By itself this may just mean you’re a nice person, but if you’re feeling some of the other signs it could be a bit more significant.

They Have Become Your Best Friend
There’s a lot of truth to the Jeremy Taylor quote, “Love is friendship set on fire.” When the infatuation of a new love starts to wear off, you need a solid basis of friendship to work through the ups and downs of long-term relationships. If through your time together so far you’ve become not only loves, but also friends, it’s a good sign that your affection has some depth to it.

You No Longer Notice The Opposite Sex Romantically
One of the best tell-tale signs is when you’ve mentally taken yourself off the market. You may not notice it right away, but one day you’ll just realize that you no longer look at the opposite sex in the same way. When you do, you can be sure that your feelings have taken a more serious turn.

You Like Them, Despite Their Bad Habits
When you’re in the dating stage, bad habits have a way of driving a wedge between romance. When you’ve hit that stage that these bad habits (or pet peeves) aren’t a turn-off, it may be a signal that things have progressed past infatuation.

They’re The First Person You Want To Talk To About Good or Bad News
When the first person you want to share your news with is your love interest, this is a pretty good indicator this may be more than a casual love affair. They’ve crossed over and are now a central part of your life.

You Want To Make Them Feel Loved
At the end of the day, one of the biggest tell-tale signs is that you find yourself doing things you know that will make them feel better. You call them at work to see how they are doing. You pick them up their favorite snack just because. You make excuses to spend time with them. These are all indicators that you’ve fallen in love with this person.

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Jennifer Good

About Jennifer Good

Chief Romantic and founder of Romance Wire and happily married for 19 years, Jennifer has been dishing out romantic and relationship advice for nearly all of those married years. Her advice and tips have been featured in countless magazines and websites including Ladie's Home Journal, AOL Love channels, ThirdAge and much more.

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