How Do You Know When You Are In Love?

By Jackie Pilossoph, Editor-in-chief, Divorced Girl Smiling, Love Essentially columnist and author

How do you know when you are in love? It’s a question that at one time or another everyone has asked themselves and friends and family. The response is usually “You just know!” But I decided to dig a little deeper and ask some older guys (all married except for one), “How do you know when you are in love?” Here is what they had to say!

 

  • 1. When you consider your spouse’s needs over your own.
  • 2. You can’t stop thinking about them. You just know.
  • 3. When you find a woman who is sweet, kind and as loving as your mother!
  • 4. You are willing to do anything for them, including skydiving!
  • 5. If you happen to run into your spouse somewhere and it brings a huge smile to your face.

 

 

Here are 9 more I thought of:

  • 1. When you aren’t with the person, you are thinking of him or her pretty much every hour.
  • 2. You smile and laugh when thinking about something he or she said and you don’t even realize you are doing it. People around you say, “Why are you laughing?”
  • 3. You wake up and the first thing you want to do is reach for him/her.
  • 4. Your heart still stops the second you see the person.
  • 5. You know in your heart you would do anything for that person.
  • 6. Your vulnerability is at its highest and you are OK with that.
  • 7. You still plan dates with the person. In other words, you make an effort to keep your dating life fresh.
  • 8. You kiss the person with everything you have.
  • 9. Your gut tells you it’s really really right.

But in the end, I have to be honest and say that the best answer to “how do you know when you are in love?” is…You just know!

 

Like this post? Check out my article, “Unconditional Love and True Love: Are they the same thing?”

 

 

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Jackie Pilossoph

Editor-in-chief: Jackie Pilossoph

Divorce is a journey. Live it with grace, courage and gratitude. Peace and joy are on the way! Jackie Pilossoph is the creator and Editor-In-Chief of Divorced Girl Smiling. The author of the novels, Divorced Girl Smiling and Free Gift With Purchase, Pilossoph also writes the weekly dating and relationships advice column, “Love Essentially”, published in the Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press and the Chicago Tribune online. Additionally, she is a Huffington Post contributor. Pilossoph holds a Masters degree in journalism from Boston University.

8 Responses to “How Do You Know When You Are In Love?”

  1. Goran

    Darn! I’m one of the “older” guys you asked? Double darn! Ruined my night…

    Reply
    • Jackie Pilossoph

      Being “older” gives you authority. Plus, you’re adorable. 🙂

      Reply

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