How to Know You're in Love

If you're in love, the feelings will last many months, or longer.If you're in love, the feelings will last many months, or longer.

Being in love feels wonderful, but it is often fleeting. You might think you're in love, but you're really in lust or infatuated. It's best to be learn how to know you're in love so you won't make any foolish mistakes.

Realize that being in love creates chemicals in your body that make you feel high. Because of this, you may not care about what's going on in the world around you. To others, you may appear absent-minded.

Know that the world may seem brighter and more beautiful when you're in love. Don't be surprised if almost nothing can upset you.

Recognize that you will want to know everything there is to know about your lover--his likes, dislikes, what makes them laugh and his goals.

Notice that you may try to cheer up your lover when she's sad. When she's sad, it makes you feel sad.

Note that you can't remember what you ever saw in your ex-lover and you can't stand being near him. If you are near him, you feel like you're betraying your new love.

Be aware that you may be unable to perform even the simplest of tasks when you're in love--this is because you are often distracted thinking about the other person. Because of this, the physical safety of you and those around you may be at risk.

Acknowledge you can't concentrate on anything for any length of time when you're in love. Whenever you're away from your lover, you can't stop thinking about her.

Admit you're able to ignore the negative things you see in your lover. No one's perfect, and sometimes imperfections make your lover more endearing.

Answer "yes" to the following questions to know if your love will last: Can you be yourself with him? Does he still love you when you're at your worst? Does he make you feel good about yourself? Would you feel the same way if he got fat or was broke?

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  • You may feel many of the above emotions if you are infatuated with someone. The key is to see if you feel these feelings over a period of many months.


  • Observe how things go once you're out of the honeymoon period. That's a true test to true love.

About the Author

Lisa Weinstein is an award-winning, California-based journalist specializing in education. Her work has appeared in numerous online publications. She holds a California English teaching credential and uses her classroom experience to add depth to her writing.

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