How do you know when you are falling in love? Sometimes it’s easy to know, sometimes it’s not. Here are 13 signs that love is in the air!
Starting a new relationship can be so great. You go on lots of exciting dates, you have first kisses, first sleepovers, you get wined and dined, and meet their friends. It’s all nerves, tension, flirting, and fun.
But when do you move from just dating someone to something more serious? When do you know that this person is actually more meaningful to you? When do you know that you are falling for them and that love is in the air?
Love is different for everyone, and there is no set of exact feelings that you will have that definitely mean you are in love. Only you know how you feel. However, with that said, people often do get very similar feelings when they start to fall for someone.
13 signs that love is in the air
If you are wondering whether you are actually in love with someone, or just want to tell the difference between true love and a crush or infatuation, then these 13 signs that love is in the air could help you figure it out!
#1 You wake up and think of them. If, as soon as you wake up in the morning, you think of your new love interest *in a good way, of course*, then it is a solid indication that you might be falling in love. This is particularly true if you think of them last thing at night too. Someone being always on your mind is a sign that love is in the air.
#2 You daydream about them. If you find your mind wandering off, and you make up little scenarios about the two of you together, it shows that you are thinking about them all the time. It could be fantasizing about the future, or just the hot sex you are going to have later, but having daydreams shows just how strong your feelings are. [Read: Infatuation definition – 10 signs you’re clearly just infatuated]
#3 The thought of losing them is terrible. Do you well up at the idea of losing them, even though it is unlikely to happen? If you think about breaking up and it’s devastating *or even imaging losing them when the two of you are old and grey*, this shows how deeply you care for them.
#4 When you look at them, you get a rush of that “warm, fuzzy feeling.” The feeling you get when you are in love with someone is a kind of surge of positive emotion.
It makes you feel like you could burst with happiness, but at the same time, aware of how vulnerable you are. It’s kind of like having butterflies, but more complex and intense than this – if you feel it, you’ll know!
#5 You feel like you “get” each other. Being in love is about truly knowing the other person, and letting them know you too. If you have let each other in, feel as though you could tell one another anything, and understand each other completely, then it shows what a deep and special connection the two of you have. [Read: Am I in love? 21 signs to decode that fuzzy feeling]
#6 You would do anything to make them happy. Being in love with someone makes you feel very selfless. If you feel as though you would do anything to make the other person happy, then it probably means you are in love with them.
What’s more is that you also know just what it is that will bring a smile to their face, and so do your best to make that happen as often as possible!
#7 You know their hopes and dreams. When you love someone, you want to know everything about them. You know what their aspirations are, from practical career ones, to their wildest fantasies.
#8 You get excited about seeing them. So, you only saw each other that morning and then both went to work, but the thought of seeing them again at the end of the day is so exciting. The rush you feel when you walk through the door and there they are is totally unlike anything else. You can’t explain it, but you just feel so happy to be together, even if you are doing nothing at all.
#9 You feel more emotional than usual. As we said before, being in love can make you feel vulnerable and can make you look at the world in a different way. In order to truly fall in love, you have to give yourself to that other person completely, and doing so can be quite scary.
#10 You have little secrets. Love is all about sharing things with one another, and letting that person see sides of you that no one else does. Inevitably, you end up having little secrets that only the two of you share.
It doesn’t necessarily have to be big, “take this to the grave” type of secrets, but just little things such as the weird bedtime routine you have, or that you secretly find your boss really annoying. There are just some things that you keep just for the two of you, that no one else is privy to, and that’s what makes your relationship so special.
#11 You completely trust one another. You can’t really be in love without truly trusting that other person. While it might be nerve racking to do so, love means you are able to put all your faith in that other person.
You know that when times get tough, they will be there for you. You know if you have a big fight, it doesn’t mean you don’t care for one another or that you are going to break up. You feel safe and solid, even when you aren’t getting along as well as you should! [Read: 12 real signs of true love in a relationship]
#12 You accept each other’s flaws. Being in love is about totally understanding and knowing the other person. Often when we first start out in a relationship, we only let that person see the good sides of us, and we keep the bad part of us hidden from view.
You can only truly love someone, and be loved, when you have shown one another all of your sides. Once you have accepted each other for who you truly are, then you can call it love.
#13 They are your best friend as well as your lover. Being in love isn’t just about the physical side and the flirting. There is a great friendship underneath it all as well. Good friends depend on one another and support each other, but they also give each other space to grow and freedom to be an individual too.