People write songs about it, they make sentimental movies about it, and poets write poems about it. There is no doubt that, since the dawn of time, human beings have been fascinated by love and the weird and wonderful effect that love has on our lives. Love is a crazy emotion that drives us to strange things, and science has even shown that love works on the brain in a similar way as a narcotic would. Love can also be sneaky sometimes, and it grabs us when we are least expecting it. If you have been wondering why you have been feeling a bit strange of late, check out these common symptoms that will tell you that you are falling in love.
1. You daren’t even look at the person
Love is really hard to hide, so when the object of your love walks into a room, you might look the other side for fear you might let him see how you feel. You know that if he comes to talk to you, you are likely to blush or say sometime foolish.
2. You are thinking about him all the time
Another one of clear signs of falling in love is that you are thinking about him all the time. This one will come as no surprise to anyone who has been in love before, but you will have this person on your mind twenty four hours a day. The chances are that you spend quite a lot of time thinking about him, when you should be getting in with something else. So don’t be surprised if your friends and work colleagues know full well that you are in love, long before you realise it.
3. You’ve been off your food
If you’ve got it really bad, then you’ve probably not been eating properly either. It’s not that you are not hungry, or the food tastes bad, it’s just that you are so distracted, you just sit and pick at your meals. You might even miss some meals altogether, but don’t worry, this stage of the condition will pass before you starve.
4. You keep trying to impress him
You are probably spending more time on your makeup than usual in the mornings too, and singing to yourself while you do it. And, have you noticed how you are wearing your shorter skirts more often? You will be going out of your way to make sure that you can impress him at every possible opportunity.
5. You can’t stop talking about him
One of clear signs of falling in love is that you can’t stop talking about him. If you are not telling people how wonderful he is, you are quizzing people to find out more about him. The guy can’t put a foot wrong in your eyes, and you have an insatiable thirst to find out everything that there is to know about him too.
6. You miss when he’s not around
Here is another one of sure signs of falling in love: even if you haven’t actually told the guy how you feel yet, you miss him like crazy if he’s not around. If you are dating, then you hate it when he goes home, and, if you are not, you worry about him if doesn’t turn up for work. All you really want to do is to spend as much time is possible with him.
7. Your heart beats faster when he is near you
This is more than just a line from a love song; your heart really does beat faster when you are in love. You can thank your hormones for this symptom of love, because they cause a flood of chemicals in your brain that speed up your pulse, make your cheeks flush, and cause your palms to sweat.
8. You’ve stopped noting people of the opposite gender
One of clear signs of falling in love is that, for some odd reason, anyone of the opposite gender no longer looks even vaguely attractive to you. Love causes a strange kind of tunnel vision that excludes all other men from your view. Those other guys that you used to think were so good looking are still there, but they no longer register on your radar.
9. You can’t stop smiling
When you are falling in love, everything seems so much better and you will find that you keep catching yourself smiling for no apparent reason. You are so happy and content, you don’t need any other reason to smile and, every now and then, a thought of him will creep into your mind and a contented smile will spread across your face.
10. You’ve started to dream about the future
When you are falling love you can’t help but to wonder if this could be the one. Even if you don’t want to admit it, and you certainly don’t want to tell him this yet, it is quite likely that you have secretly been thinking about what he would be like to live with, or even to marry. Go on, admit it, you are falling in love, aren’t you?
Do you know other signs of falling in love?