You know that feeling you get when you first meet someone and there is an undefinable spark?
Your stomach is filled with butterflies, you can’t help smiling when you think of them and people keep asking you what’s going on because you are ignoring your coffee fix?
Well, that’s not love folks, that’s infatuation.
A crush. Sexual attraction. It’s a good thing because it shows there is something there to build on, to work with. However, many couples find that as the infatuation fades along with the first few misunderstandings or arguments, the relationship starts to break down.
For some lucky couples though, they make it past this beginning phase.
They work out their ‘teething’ issues and it is this process of supporting each other and working together that starts to build real emotions into their chemistry. Trust is built and the relationship blossoms into love. Here are four signs that you may be in love;
1) Seeing them smile or laugh lifts your mood and you would do anything to make them happy.
2) You automatically try and share their experiences and stresses, to lighten the load.
3) You want to forgive them straight after you’ve cooled off from an argument because you can’t bear being grumpy with them.
4) You project them into sharing your future with you, unable to picture a moment without them there to support you.
Don’t worry if you don’t think you’re experiencing any of these signs.
All relationships are different and these feelings are all part and parcel of an emotionally mature relationship. You have this to look forward to, possibly with one of your Free and Single dates!
Don’t fret if you’re not there yet, so long as both halves of the relationship are feeling happy you should live in the moment and enjoy the experience.