Being in love is a wonderful feeling;
Being loved is a wonder feeling;
Love is a wonderful feeling.
How do you know that you’re in love? How do you know that you are loved? How does love even really feel?
Love is a feeling that cannot be clearly explained. Being in love is something that makes you happy; makes you smile at the end of the day; makes you a better person. Being loved or being in love is something everybody wants and needs.
I’m a in love? Yes.
I’ve been in love with a guy I’ve been dating for 8 months now. We’re growing stronger each and everyday.
How do I know I’m in love? Simple.
1. He stands out among the rest of the guys.
He may not be the most handsome guy in class; he may not be the coolest kid in school; he may not be the people’s choice; but he is the guy I always notice in class. We only took one class together—it was our favorite class. Every time he gets called for recitation, I would automatically look at him; watch him talk; admire his way of thinking and speaking; and just stare at him. I would notice him in our school campus, our building corridors, anywhere. And every time I notice him, everything else becomes a blur.
2. Just seeing him makes your day.
Not seeing him, not being with him, not being able to talk to him makes my day seem and feel so incomplete. I miss him very quickly—but of course, not in an overly attached way.
3. You will never run out of things to talk about
Communication is one of the keys to a healthy relationship.
Even before we’ve started dating, we would always talk and never seem to run out of things to talk about. It means something to me because I’m not like that with other people. Normally, I’d end the conversation with friends after a few minutes but with him, I could talk to him the whole day and not get bored. Sometimes, I’d even bring out new topics just so we would not stop talking—not talking to him feels weird.
4. Every love song reminds you of him.
From Jason Mraz, Ed Sheeran, to Taylor Swift. You name it. Every love song you’ll hear will remind you of the person you’re in love with. In my case, songs by Keane, Franz Ferdinand, or Best Coast reminds me of him. Those are the songs that we’d listen to even before we’ve started dating.
5. You stalk his online accounts if you have time.
Or you make time to stalk his accounts.
It sounds creepy, but to be honest, almost all girls do it. If I know, even guys do it too.
It’s where you get to know his interests, his personality, etc. That’s also where you can look at his pictures and stare at it—well, that’s what I do at least.
Because of my constant stalking, I already know his favorite shows, his favorite music, and his sense of humor. He became more interesting.
6. You talk about him quite a lot.
In the classroom, to your friends, in training, to your roommate—you will not have a day not mentioning his name. Talking about him, remembering the things you two have done together, talked about…etc., makes you happy that you think it’s always worth sharing to people.
7. You get awkward with other guys.
Being with other guys makes you feel unfaithful, even though you know you guys are just friends. This is common when you aren’t together yet. You don’t want the guy you love to think that you like someone else. You don’t want him to feel jealous because he might just get turned-off.
8. You hate the feeling of rejection.
You want to be with him. You want to be his girlfriend. You will not take “no” for an answer.
Getting rejected or turned down is like a hard slap on the face. Better yet, it feels like dying. You can actually feel your heart breaking. You’ll cry for days, weeks, months or even years just to get over him.
When my guy told me that he had no intentions of pursuing me, it broke my heart. I cried so much asking myself, “What’s wrong with me?” or “What did I do wrong?”. I was depressed for a month until I made a way that we’ll talk again.
9. You respect his decisions. You want him to be happy.
Rejected or not, you still want him to be happy. You come to the point where you’re okay with just being friends as long as he is happy. You’ll do what it takes to make him happy, even if it means just being friends.
When the person I love turned me down, it didn’t stop me from being friends with him. He’d avoid me, not reply to my messages, ignore me. But that did not stop me. I waited for the perfect time to talk to him. It took me a month to be able to talk to him again. When we started talking again, all that was in my mind was that I don’t want to screw up our friendship. I’d be the best damn friend he’s ever going to have. And I was—I am.
10. You want to marry him.
It’s every girls dream to get married, have kids, and have a happy family.
That’s how I felt with my guy.
I want him to have my babies. I want to go to law school with him. I want us to live together. I want to wake up next to him every morning. I want to cook him breakfast, lunch and dinner. I want to kiss him when he comes home from work. I want to travel the world with him when we’re both old and our kids are already working. I want to marry him—only him
Every case is different.
You might not feel what I feel.
You will just feel it. You will just wake up one morning and say “I’m in love with him.”
Once you know how it feels to be in love, you will eventually know how it feels to be loved. And I tell you, it’s a wonderful feeling.