Falling in love is the most wonderful and exciting part of your life. It's thrilling to find a compatible, awesome person and feel things for them you've never felt before.
But how can you tell you've moved from liking that special person to loving them? Is this just a fun fling, or is this the person for you? If these 14 tell-tale signs sound familiar, it's true love.
When you're in love, you'll spend a lot of time musing over your sweetie. That special person will seem to be in your thoughts more than anyone or anything else.
When you're falling for that person, your mood, appetite, sleep patterns (and more) can swing out of whack. Your behavior might slightly resemble a drug addict's — but that's OK — love is your drug.
The person you're in love with probably seems like the best person in the world. You'll find yourself saying and thinking things like, "this one's special."
Love songs, romance movies or anything else romantic reminds you of them because you associate your darling with those ideas of love.
When you're getting dressed in the morning, do you think to yourself, "Will he/she like this outfit?" You'll probably also spend an extra minute or two on your hair if you plan on seeing them that day.
For those yet to fall in love, the number one person in their life is themselves. But if you find yourself putting your special person over your own needs, you've fallen in love.
Some people definitely go overboard with jealousy, but it's actually healthy for a relationship in limited doses. Your feelings of jealousy signify you love someone enough to want to be exclusive with them. Jealousy motivates people to engage in behaviors that maintain an important relationship — being a little jealous may give you to push you need to cement this fling into something more serious.
If you really care about what your loved ones think of them, then you're already pretty attached to the person.
If your love goggles aren't completely obscuring their imperfections, you realize that they aren't perfect — but their flaws don't bug you. In fact, you love them even more because of them.
You'll find yourself throwing off your sleep schedule, putting off errands and sacrificing other things that need to be done if it means you get to spend time with them.
When you're in love with someone, you want to be better. You want to be worthy of their love in return. You also want everyone you meet to share your happiness, so you do what you can to make everyone you meet just a little happier.
When being apart takes a toll on you, that probably means you'd rather spend time with them than do anything else. This want is a sign of love.
If you catch yourself picturing the two of you together a year or fifty years from now, you're in love.
If one person's name and face have been popping up over and over as you read this list, you're definitely in love!