How do you know if you have fallen in love for the first time ever? How do you know that love is really real? The short answer is…lots of ways. There are dozens of ways to know if you have fallen in love, and many of them are chemical within your body and psychological within your mind. So, without further explanation, here are a few ways to tell if you have finally fallen in love for the very first time.
Butterflies, Butterflies Everywhere
When you fall in love, your stomach ties in knots. Not literally, but that’s kinda what it feels like. You get those butterflies in your belly. The ones that make your palms sweat, your knees go weak, and your excitement jump from 0 to 60 in less than a minute. Sure, this reaction can be to any number of things, but it’s most often associated with the excitement and adrenaline kicks that come from being in love.
You Get Giddy and Starry-Eyed in Their Presence
The chemicals in your body and brain are going absolutely crazy when you fall in love. Ergo, it shows. You get giddy in your conversations, as your excitement becomes overwhelming and almost too much to contain. And you go all starry-eyed, which means your gaze becomes focused with a glazed, lovestruck look that’s directed at your prospective lover.
You Can Picture a Future with Them
When you fall in love, it’s the easiest thing in the world to picture a future with that person. You feel driven, passionate, and focused when it comes to a future together, because you suddenly want that person to be in your life for always. Sometimes it lasts. Often times it doesn’t. But the point is feeling it now, because that’s what love is.
Nothing Feels Forced or Rushed
When you fall in love with someone, you can be yourself. There’s nothing forced or rushed about anything you do with that person. You don’t have to fake your whole personality for their sake. In fact, they love you back for who you are and what you adore.
If you’ve been in previous relationships, falling in love for the first time feels different than anything you’ve felt in previous relationships. There are many steps to love, and falling feels a lot like lust and adoration because of the thrill of relationship firsts. However, as you progress in your relationship, that love calms down considerably, becoming a comfortable love. Plus, love can happen anywhere at any time. One minute you could be booking tee times at the local country club, and the next you are falling head over heels for someone you just met.