When you’re falling in love it’s easy to notice things like thinking about them all the time and feeling butterflies in your stomach. It’s clear that you have a deep, meaningful desire for them but some signs are subtle and are easy to miss if you don’t pay attention. These less obvious signs can help a lot if you’re the type of person who struggles with understanding their feelings because it makes it clear that something is going on. You can think about your relationship and look for how much intimacy there is or what you’re willing to do for them as a way of realizing just how much you care for them.
1) Intimacy is always there
When you’re falling in love it’s natural to be more intimate because you care for them and need small gestures to feel close to them. You do these without realizing it because you’re doing what your body craves. You snuggle beside them while watching TV, touch their arm while speaking to them, hold their hand while walking down the street or give them a back massage after a long day at work. There’s nothing sexual about what you do although it can lead to good sex because it brings you closer together. These gestures show that you care and their positive response affirms that they feel the same way about you. Intimacy becomes a part of your life with them and is always there whether you realize it or not.
2) You love falling asleep together
Falling asleep together is something a lot of couples do but it feels different when it’s a casual relationship and when you’re falling in love. When it’s casual it’s an activity that you do together in a minimal way with no small talk or tender touches and you just see it as sleeping next to each other. When it’s more serious you look forward to ending the day next to them, you love listening to the sound of the steady breath and how their body feels against yours. It’s one of your favorite things to do and it’s comforting to you.
3) You go out of your comfort zone
There are certain things you only do when it’s important, like going out of your comfort zone. You’re willing to do this when you’re falling in love because you want to make an effort and show them that you want to do things to make them happy. It’s not about the act itself, it’s about the meaning behind it which is you’re trying to be more open minded for them. It can be something simple like trying a new activity or food or something bigger, like travelling or showing intimacy when you’re not comfortable with affection.
4) You look after the small things
Falling in love makes you do things that are so small you don’t notice them, like looking after them in ways that are simple. They’re becoming an important part of your life and this makes you more likely to see them as an extension of yourself. This makes you do things like grabbing their favorite snack when you’re grocery shopping, remembering what their favorite movie is and suggesting to watch it on date night or picking them up from work. You’re starting to do things as a couple and your looking after them in small, meaningful ways that strengthen the bond between the two of you.
5) You have good sex
Good sex isn’t something that happens to every couple, there’s a lot of factors involved to get it to that point. You need to be in tune with each other’s wants and desires, there needs to be good communication and there needs to be a strong connection between the two of you. This happens easily when you’re falling in love because you care more about making it a great experience and you take the time to learn what they like. It’s rare for you to enjoy sex like this and it’s because the person you’re doing it with is someone special.
6) You care about their opinion
When you start caring about your partner’s opinion it means your relationship has shifted and you’re falling in love with them. What they think matters to you because you want to understand how they feel. You listen when they express themselves and you ask their opinion before making a major decision. You do this because you know that their opinion now has an effect on your life and you want to make sure that both of you are on the same page. When they have an opinion that’s different from yours you don’t ignore them and instead you take it seriously and try to see things from their point of view.
7) It’s easy to overlook their flaws
At the beginning of a relationship you focus on all the details because you’re trying to get to know them and see if you’re compatible. When you’re falling in love with them you do this but it’s easier to overlook their flaws. Your emotions are taking over and you’re focusing on their positive attributes because that’s what’s enhancing your desire for them. You don’t care about the negative things because they’re not as important as being with them is. You want to make this relationship work and minor flaws aren’t worth getting bothered by.
8) You miss them when they’re gone
Missing them when they’re not around is a big sign you’re falling in love. It doesn’t matter if they’re at home or at work, you want to be with them and wish you were together right now. It feels like something is missing and you know that only being with them can make that feeling go away. This is a sign that you can’t go back to the way things used to be and you’re ready to start building a life together. They fill a special spot in your heart and you need them in your life.
9) They’re all you want
It’s normal to feel a flicker of lust for someone that you’re not in a relationship with but when you’re falling in love you only have eyes for one person. Your partner is the only one you want and you don’t notice anyone else in a sexual way. You forget about past crushes and your ex, you’re ready to move on and you know who you want to do that with. You avoid temptation and stop using online dating sites or going to the bar. Your partner gives you what you want in a person and you feel content with them.
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