We often confuse loving someone with being in love with someone. And it’s really easy to do, trust me, I have. But there are some stark and some not so obvious differences between the two. There’s a thin line very difficult to recognise.
Here are a few recognizable differences that may help you decide if you just like a person or you’ve fallen in love with them.
1. Liking could be superficial.
Loving someone is accepting them in all entirety, with all their merits and flaws.
2. You want this person.
When you love them, you need this person.
3. You tell them they’re beautiful all the time.
Words fail you when you attempt describing them.
4. Their face captivates you when they talk to you and you lose the sense of hearing concentrating on their face.
You cannot bear missing even a single word that or expression.
5. You’re always on your toes, trying to impress them.
You feel your most comfortable around them.
6. You fret about them not texting or calling you back.
You’re comfortable with them responding in their own time.
7. You don’t want to think of anything about a future where they succeed.
You celebrate their triumphs even when you yourself fail.
8. You’re consumed by their thoughts.
They, make you want to be a better person.
9. You feel disappointed that they don’t share your view of the world.
You actually feel encouraged by your differences and love to engage with them in a healthy argument.
10. Your imaginations fall short and you think only in the moment.
You can imagine yourself spending all your life with them.
11. You cannot tolerate the idea of them rejecting you.
You love them enough to let them go.
12. You always want to be near them.
You strive to be in their thoughts.
13. You want them all for yourself.
You want to help them fly, sky high.
14. You’re always suspicious of them.
You may get jealous, but never suspicious.
15. When they go away from you, you get over them in time.
If you have loved them, you never really ever stop loving them.
Did any of these strike a chord with you?
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