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How do you know when you are in love?

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July 09, 2016 3:26AM

...or if it's only a crush?

There is only one way you can tell if you're truly in love: you don't wonder about it, you just know that it's there. (People have been asking this ever since love was invented.) ____

It is a very common question, "How can I tell I'm in love?", but it is not an easy question to answer. What feels like love to one person may be nothing more than attraction to another. Some people fall in and out of love quickly and often while others are never really in love as much as they are in lust. This can get confusing when you are a teen because romantic love is a relatively new concept for you and you don't know what to expect. You are overwhelmed with all sorts of new feelings and social pressures. They are confusing.

What is love? What makes you want a romantic relationship with one person and not another? How does your heart choose a partner? Why does love end? These questions can't be easily answered. Lust is a very powerful, very intense feeling of physical attraction toward another person. Lust is mainly sexual in nature - the attraction is superficial based on instant chemistry rather than genuine caring. Usually we lust after people we do not know well, people we still feel comfortable fantasizing about. It is very common for people to confuse lust for love. But why? What is it about lust and love that make them so easy to mix up? If lust is all about sex, how can a relationship without sex be about lust?

Teens struggle with this because they see lust in the Biblical sense, but lust isn't that sinister. Lust is about physical attraction and acting ONLY on physical attraction. Love is about much more than that. Yet many teens (and to be fair, many adults) confuse an intense attraction for some sort if divine love. For teens, since feelings of attraction are still new and since pop-culture sells sex and love as one package, it is very easy to get the two mixed up.

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When you are in love, you are sort of paranoid when the person comes around. When you see them, you are trying to make yourself more to something that you know they'll like, even if it means pretending to be a person that doesn't know who they really are. When you are in love, you can't describe your feelings and you feel so blind because love removes all the pain you feel. When you come across your crush, you feel like you are melting and as if you are going to faint. Sometimes, when you feel that you want to faint, you try and play around that you fainted, just to fall into his/her arms. When someone says "Love is blind, as far as the eye can see", it's best to believe it.

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You know you are in love when you see them and you go tingly and warm. You know when you are into space.

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When you are in love (been there).....well, when you first start going out you are all nervous to see them....but then after a couple of months you don't get nervous any more but you still feel this giggly feeling...you feel like you are floating and you are sooo happy and you want to spend so much time with this person it's great...but take it slowly, others aren't always as ready as you are for love.

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You know you're in love when all you can do is think about them day and night...when all you can do is fear of losing them, someone else replacing you...you find them to be the most beautiful person whom ever existed...Everything they do is right in your eyes and they can do no wrong.. That person makes you feel special and you want to be with them 24/7...Its more of an emotional connection..That person makes you want to be a better person...you do things for them you never did to anyone else before..you just know you're in love (a feeling)..When you find the love of your life time stops with everything else and he/she is the only thing that moves...

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I've been in love before and when I see him I don't feel warm and tingly inside, but my stomach flips and it feels like I'm on a roller coaster! You're absolutely right that when you're in love, you don't act like yourself around that person. It's nearly impossible to act like yourself around someone you are in love with because you're afraid that they won't like the real you! But, to get them to love you for real you have to just be who you really are. It might sound cheesy but it's true!

You'll get a special feeling in your heart.. Something that will make you cry to sleep if you imagine that person being harmed or with someone else.. You want to be with that person. They enter your thoughts a lot... You get carried away sometimes. Yet you don't care, because it's all for that person... <3

Wow! congratulation, but wait is this person single or married? You will know if you are falling in love through your heart, it will beat faster every time you see this person. when your away from this person your heart feels a bit sad because you miss this person. You can't stop thinking of this person and most of all you feel excited every time you see the person..

In addition you will know by having this smile in your face every time you think of the person, your heart will have this little happy kick.

Unfortunately, I am describing hoe the man I marry fell in love with the woman he met on a dating site. But still it is how a person will feel when he or she is in love. I felt that way to when I fell in love with my husband years ago.

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You never know when you are in love unless you meet the following 3 criteria:

The love is unconditional.

The love is forever.

The love must be in both of you.

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You know when you're in love : you are able to be open with each other, and you make a commitment to that person. When that person tells you "I love you", you get butterflies and you feel special. Now if you are a guy it's different sometimes; but you know you're in love when your feelings are deep, and you see each other's eyes in the world.

I'm in love, i know, i know more than anything i love this person, you can just feel it! There's no denying it. It's built in there, somewhere, you just have to find it. Once you fall in love, it's all you can do to stay alive. I would die if i lost my better half. I can't live in a world where he doesn't exists.

You may be one person to the world, but to one person you are the world.

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Well It sounds really stupid but every one knows in different ways you will know and have a gut feeling you will know i promise. You will feel butter flys in your stomach when you see the person, think about them, or if you smile by the mention of the name.

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LOVE= SACRIFICE

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I think Love is when you hear his/her voice you melt. When you look at there eyes and you notice the color for the first time, and its the most beautiful thing you have ever seen. when you run to them with any issue you may have and you KNOW that they will do all in there power to save you as best they can, even if its something small. and they love you for just the way you are, they love every little weird face and silly laugh you have to offer. That to me is perfect love

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You know you are in love when all you can think about is that special person.

When you haven't talked in awhile, anywhere from ten minutes to ten days, do you long for his/her voice?

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  • Is there a moment where, if it were anyone else you would be embarrassed, but with them you feel proud?
  • When he/she is talking or just sitting there do you just stare at them in awe, then replay that image every night before you fall asleep?
  • Has he/she said something that you've gotten stuck in your head like a song; but instead of it growing annoying, you crave to hear it more and more?
  • Are they your first thought you think when you wake up?
  • The last thing on your mind before you fall asleep?
  • Is he/she someone you can see yourself growing old with, and in your old age will you still long for the touch of their hand?
  • When you don't want to fall asleep at night because reality is better than your dreams
  • When they're not just your boyfriend/girlfriend, they're your best friend too.
  • When you're with them, you don't think about anything. You're just there, enjoying that moment not matter what else is going on in your life.
  • When you don't need a big speech to tell them how much they mean to you.
  • When you want every moment with them to last a lifetime
  • its how they care and look you in the eyes and you can feel that you want to be with this person forever !
  • If you always stare at them or think of them & feel good around them

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I say it is when you don't second guess it.