By Elysha Krupp
You’ve dated your fair share of women and have always enjoyed keeping your options open; but lately, there’s this one woman that has you wondering if she’s “the one.” She’s on your mind and you find yourself preferring the idea of spending the night with her as opposed to your Netflix account. The moment you start to want to be with a woman more than you want your space is usually a pretty good sign that something special may be brewing.
But it’s when you find yourself consumed by a number of new realities listed here that it may be time to face the reality. You may be in love.
7. You’ve Forgotten Your Ex
More often than not, a breakup is followed by a significant amount of time spent thinking about her and wondering whether or not you guys made the right decision in going your seperate ways. Depending on how long the two of you were together, these doubts can resurface again and again.
Ever since you met the new her, however, the thought of getting back together with your ex is the furthest thing from your mind. Come to think of it, you barely recall what you found so great about your ex in the first place.
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6. You Can’t Stop Thinking About Her
Instead, you are consumed by thoughts of her. She just pops into your head for no apparent reason, and you wonder if she thinks of you half as much as you think of her. You wonder what she’s up to and even consider calling her (but refrain from doing so for fear of looking overeager).
But it gets worse. You’re out with your friends and you see something in a shop window and think about how much she would like that particular item. Or you notice a poster for a show that she would love, but normally wouldn’t even have looked twice at it.
If she’s what’s on your mind before you go to sleep and she’s what’s on your mind when you wake up — and you’ve even dreamed of her on a couple of occasions — then you don’t really even need to read on to know if you’re in love (but you should anyway, just to be sure).
5. You Care About Her
There’s a reason why you don’t really want to know too much about the chick you had a one-night stand with: you don’t love her. When you’re in love with a woman, you want to know all about her: who she is, what she thinks, what makes her laugh. You truly care about her and her feelings.
If you truly love a woman, you feel bad if she had a bad day or is upset about something. You don’t try to cheer her up because you have to, but because you can’t help it.
4. You Find Her Quirks Charming
The fact that she carries her passport with her everywhere she goes — just in case — and that, when she’s eating, she can’t help but construct every forkful, so that it’s the perfect blend of ingredients, fills you with an inexplicable feeling of happiness.
She does and says things that make her different, and you like it. You can’t quite put your finger on why, but it doesn’t even matter. You like her just the way she is.
3. You Have Great Chemistry
You can’t be in love with someone that you have no chemistry with. If you two always seem to be on the same wavelength, and think in similar ways, that’s a great sign. If you also generate enough heat to set off a five-alarm fire bell, then she’s probably someone that you could fall in love with, if you aren’t there already.
Did you see that gorgeous blonde that just walked by? What do you mean, “No”?
2. You Don’t Notice Other Women As Much
Although you can’t help noticing a beautiful woman when one walks by, when you’re in love, some of them tend to slip under the radar, while others just pale in comparison to her. Furthermore, you don’t seem to be flirting half as much as you used to.
You’re slowly realizing that she’s often the only woman in the room that matters, and, for some reason, that suits you just fine.
1. You Love Spending Time With Her
This one is pretty obvious, but important nonetheless. You look forward to seeing her, and don’t care much about what the two of you will be doing. Lately, just going for a walk with her sounds like the best way you could possibly spend an evening.
Furthermore, when you’re not together, you miss her and wish you were.
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