Is It Love?
His name pops up on caller ID, and you get giddy. He's on his way to pick you up for a date, and you triple-check your outfit and make sure to wear something red – his fave. He knocks at your door and, instantly, the butterflies in your belly go berserk. Is it love? Or are you just a very, very smitten kitten? "They" say that when you know, you know -- but we think there are some sure-fire ways to tell when you've got it bad. Below are eight telltale signs that you are falling in L-O-V-E.
You're falling for him if...
You enjoy silent time together.
With people we merely like, we avoid quiet time like the plaque; we will do whatever it takes to fill any awkward silence. With someone who makes you undeniably comfy, someone with whom you are borderline in love, quiet time is not just OK: It is welcome. It brings peace and even an opportunity for mystical bonding between the two of you. If calm prevails in the face of silence, you are definitely falling.
You root for him to win… even when playing games together.
A solid partnership consists of two people who are ultimate fans of each other. Even the most competitive types find that, despite their innate desire to win, they cheer their partners on when they're in love. If that ain't love, what is?
You find his quirks cute, not annoying.
You know those traits in your exes that irritated the daylights out of you (i.e., picky eater, early weekend riser, etc.)? If you find them cute in your current beau, you've got it bad. Not only overlooking, but actually embracing peculiarities is a serious symptom of adoration.
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You are excited to introduce him to your family.
Bringing a boy home to an overly excited mom, suspicious dad, protective big brothers and judgmental sisters is an experience usually wrought with anxiety. If you can't wait to bring Mr. Wonderful home for the holidays and not a single pang of nausea waves over you at the thought of it, you are definitely knee deep in heart-pumping love.
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You daydream about him.
As junior high as it may feel, daydreaming is a very really indicator that a someone in your life is someone special. Daydreaming about a person shows that the person is literally all over your mind, in a very positive, very real way and that you are anticipating your next interaction. So if you find yourself regularly needing to snap out if it, this is a fantasy worthy of long-term reality.
A big fight doesn't equal the end of the world.
When you aren't sure of a relationship's potential, every little disagreement feels like it could be the end of the road, and the really big arguments can feel like the end of the world. When you are in a relationship with true potential, however, fighting is no big deal because you have security in each other and in the relationship's foundation. If you are brushing off your disagreements, confident that tomorrow will be happier because of them, say "hello" to true love.
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You proudly go without makeup around him.
"Dressing to impress" is only natural when you feel like you need to sell yourself. When the selling has gone beyond the superficial and into the depths of your personalities, and you feel confident that your partner likes, or maybe even loves, you for who you are, you no longer need to hide behind a mask of perfectly applied makeup. Strutting around product free means you are confident being entirely you -- and that's probably the truest kind of love of all.
You forget your phone when you're with him and couldn't care less because he is your #1 call.
Enough said. You are head over freaking heels.
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