Explaining the feelings of falling for someone can be a difficult feat, seeing as everyone feels their emotions differently. Sometimes it can feel like euphoria, other times it can feel like you’re being strangled with all the overwhelming feels. According to research, falling in love can be akin to the emotions of a drug addiction. So, if you feel as though you’re kind of obsessed with your partner, you now know why. Despite the more obvious emotions that can still leave us wondering, there are other signs you can look for that prove you’re falling head over heels for someone.
You Think/ Talk About Your Ex Less
Before you know it, it’s been weeks without a second thought regarding your ex. Instead of thinking about the past, your mind focuses on the now and the good thing you have with your current partner. If you’ve hit this point, give yourself a pat on the back for emotional progression (hoorah.) By extension, it’s likely that you don’t talk about them as often either. If you find that none of this is relatable, contemplate why that might be. After all, you wouldn’t want to throw a spanner into something great by constantly having half your mind on a past love (it’s a bit awwwwks.)
They Feel Safe/ Like Home
A simple hug from them will instantly make you feel better after you’ve ever had a hectically terrible day. When you’re falling for someone they start to feel like a cornerstone for you, which of course, is a really comforting thing. The stressors may feel like they can’t touch you as much because you feel safe when they’re around. You may also realise that no matter where you are, it’ll feel more like home because they’re there with you.
You’re Able To Be Completely Yourself
Having the chance to be completely yourself is an amazing thing that doesn’t come around a great deal. To feel like you don’t have to filter out parts of you because you know they’ll accept you is like stumbling across an alternate reality you didn’t know existed. It also means that you’re comfortable enough in their presence and means you can relax and have fun, rather than think about the nitty gritty details of how goofy you just so happen to be.
You Want To Do All The Mundane Things With Them
This may sound strange, but if you think about it for a second, it makes total sense. Wanting to go to the grocery store, or do the washing up with them is a sign that it’s not all about the extravagance of dating. You genuinely love doing the everyday, boring, adult things with them because they’re your companion.
You Plan The Future
Sometimes, you may not even realise you’re doing it, but nonetheless it happens and feels pretty effortless. Something can start as a pass-off comment like, “I reckon we’d have a nice apartment” and then before you know it, you’re both discussing where you’d like to live and when. When you’re falling for someone, thinking about the future won’t be so daunting. Instead, the unknown and all the possibilities are exciting.