Is true love just an illusion? When you start a new relationship, the infatuation is all-consuming and delightful. However, a time comes when you start to question whether you still love this person or not.
Even if you have positive feelings for him, you are at times never sure if it's true love you feel or something else. That's when many people start wishing they could get a sign that what they feel is actually love.
The question is: what can assure you that you are not imagining things are actually in love with him?
After all, the last thing you want is to give your love to the wrong man or lack the confidence to express yourself to the man you truly love.
When you are first falling in love, you know it and can feel the love very well. However, love has a painful side too, such as when you become vulnerable and give your all to the wrong person.
This information will help you know if you are in love or just going through a temporary infatuation phase. These are the signs that you love him.
1. You Trust Him
Trust does not always come easily, especially for people who have suffered terrible betrayals in the past. However, something people don't realize is that trust and love are very similar.
So, if you find someone trustworthy, it shows that you have some love for them. This does not always mean that the person is worthy of trust.
It means the love you have in him makes him seem reliable to you. Therefore, his opinions and judgments will seem trustworthy to you even if you might have some differences.
Trust shows you have let go of your fears, and that comes with deep love.
2. You Are Always Hoping To Hear From Him
Here is another way to know that what you have for him is love: when you are apart, you can't keep your phone away for long. However, when he is around, you can even forget you own a phone.
Therefore, if you are always checking to see if he has tried to reach out, then you have a deep love for him, especially when each of his messages brings you so much joy and happiness.
That shows you have a lot of love for him, which is why you always have him on your mind all the time.
3. You Care About His Needs
We want those we love to be happy, even in romantic relationships. That is why we have to care about their needs.
So, if you are miserable because he is miserable and happy because he is, then it's probably because you love him. We like to make sacrifices for those we love just to see them smile.
We cannot be selfish when around those we love. So, if you think his happiness is important to you, then you love him.
Therefore, if his needs don't sound like a concern to you, then you clearly don't love him too much.
4. Everything Seems To Remind You Of Him
Do the weirdest things remind you of him? It might be that the cup of coffee you are having makes you think of the last time you were on a date together.
Maybe the television you are watching makes you miss chilling out with him later.
Even when you are genuinely having fun with your friends, you will see constant reminders of him. Doing things that you usually did together makes you miss him so much.
These are all signs that you love him.
5. You Want To Know As Much As Possible About Him
You probably remember dating people whose secret hobbies you didn't care about. It was because you did not love them too much.
When you love someone completely, you want to know every small detail about that person's life. You will want to know about his childhood, his fears, his insecurities, his upbringing, and everything else there is to know about him.
In other words, you don't have to pretend to care about him just because a good partner should show this kind of concern.
When you start caring about everything that is even remotely related to him, then you love him for real.
6. He Calms You Down
Some people think being in love is about having butterflies in the stomach. However, love is quite different.
There are times when love will excite you, but true love calms you down. So, if you can describe him as your peace, then you love him.
However, that does not mean you are bored with him or don't care about a thing when with him. It's about his presence calming many storms in your life and making you feel at peace.
Your heart might not race when he is next to you, but you will feel at home just because he is around. That is a sure sign you love him.
7. You Are So Full Of Energy
Admit it. You don't always get out of bed excited about the day ahead of you. So, why is it happening now?
It might have something to do with the fact that you are in a relationship with a man you love.
Being in love fills you with energy that you get to spend on other aspects of your life. You might even take on new hobbies you have never considered trying before.
8. You Notice Things He Would Love
When you love someone, you tend to love the things they love as well. In other words, if you are constantly taking note of things he would love as you go about your life, then that is a very good sign you love him.
You might notice that pair of pants you know he would love while doing your shopping and so forth. More importantly, when you do, you feel so happy.
9. His Flaws Don't Matter To You
We are all flawed human beings. However, we still judge people based on their weaknesses unless we are totally in love with them.
If the man you love has some obvious flaws, you will accept them rather than try to change him. You will not find it annoying that he has some strange quirks.
If anything, they will make him more adorable in your sight.
Love sees more than the person's flaws. In this person, you will see the positive attributes such as kindness, selflessness, and devotion; as far as love goes, that is what matters the most.
10. Because Of Him, You Feel Stronger
How do you feel around him? The man you love will give you a special kind of power.
Your world will feel less limiting because of him. When you feel you can conquer anything because he is in your life, you truly love him.
You will be motivated to be better, and he won't have to make an effort to make you feel better for you to enjoy this feeling.
True love empowers you. It makes you love life and approach it with greater strength.
11. Spending Time With Him Is Your Greatest Priority
Relationships will require that you spend some time with your partner. However, when you are in love with someone, being close to them will instantly become your greatest priority.
He will be your favorite person, and spending time with him will be your favorite thing. Even when you are completely tired and exhausted, you will jump at any chance to spend time around him and it won't feel like a burden.
12. Time Flies When You Are With Him
If the time you spend with him feels like the highlight of your day, then there's a good chance you love him. Maybe you just met for 5 minutes, and yet that is all you are thinking about the whole day.
When you love someone, you could spend all your time around them, and it would feel like you have been around each other just briefly.
This shows you love and treasure this man, which is why you never take any minute you spend around him for granted.
Additionally, spending a few minutes with him will be worth more to you than spending a whole day without him, even when you are doing something you love.
13. You Can Make A Sacrifice For Him
Are there things you would rather not do but are more than happy to do for his sake? That shows you can make a sacrifice for him, and you are only doing it out of love.
If you find yourself doing things you have never thought of doing just for him without any hesitation, then you certainly love him.
Of course, if he loves you as much as you love him, he will meet you halfway and make sacrifices for you as well.
14. You Want Him To Meet Your Family And Friends
When you love him, even if he has weaknesses, you will be very proud of him. Naturally, we like to show off people and things we are proud of, especially those close to us.
So, if you want this man to meet those around you, then that's a sign you love him. That is why you want everyone you care about to meet him.
This is a natural part of any healthy relationship, and it proves to a large extent that you have a very strong love for each other.
You want him to join the circle of people you love and care about because you love him too. Secretly, you are hoping that they will love him as much as you do.
15. You See Him In Your Future
The fact that you can't imagine a future without him proves that you love him. You will start hoping that he proposes, and you will start imagining what it will be liking having a family with him.
If you are already in this beautiful dreamland, then know that you love him. Otherwise, if you were not so sure about your feelings for him, you would not be thinking about all these things.
Other Major Signs That You Love Him
When you are in love with someone, a lot of things will change in your life. In addition to the above signs, here are more signs that you are without a doubt in love with him.
You Enjoy Doing Nothing With Him
Even when you have nothing important to do, you feel like spending your time around him doing nothing is the best use of your time. That is because you feel so comfortable in his presence, which is why you would rather not be anywhere else.
You Are Always Talking About Him
If your friends are starting complaining that all you ever talk about is your man, then that is a huge sign that you love him. When in love, you will find a way to connect everything you talk about to him.
This shows you can't get him out of your mind if you tried.
The Reason Other Relationships Never Worked Becomes Clear
The day you meet "the one," you begin to understand why no other relationship worked out. When in love, you begin to figure out why it shouldn't have worked with anyone else.
Finally, you will see that life was leading you to the moment when you would meet this man. Your relationship with him will feel so effortless and free.
You Don't Notice When Another Man Is Giving You Attention
Before you fell in love, you noticed every man who came your way. You could tell that certain men were interested in you, however mildly.
However, now that you have found the man you love, you no longer notice or care that another attractive man is totally into you.
When you are totally in love, you can't concentrate on anything else besides the object of your affection.
You Are Very Defensive Of Him
When you love someone, you can't stand it when other people say bad things about him. You simply don't understand why people find him as perfect as you do.
Even if you can see his flaws, you hate it when other people point them out.
If hearing people say negative things about them angers you, then you truly love him. Otherwise, you wouldn't care what people think about the man.
You Keep Re-reading The Messages You've Sent Each Other
When you are crazy about each other, you send each other tons of messages. As you scroll through them, you will be surprised at all the things you talked about.
You will love reading these messages whenever you get the chance because they will bring you so much joy and happiness.
Even If He Drives You Crazy, You Can't Stay Away From Him
Some people fall for men who literally drive them crazy with their quirks or strange personalities. However, when you love someone, you will stick by them despite these strange behaviors.
You Can't Keep A Secret From Him
When you are in love, you want to share everything with the person you love. Consequently, if you have come to the realization that you can't hide anything from this man, then also understand that you must love him so much.
That is because, on some level, you want him to think of you as the closest person to him. You want to show him you are his partner and his closest friend.
That only happens when you love someone.
You're Afraid To Lose Him
When you love someone, you feel like you have everything to lose. Therefore, the thought that you could lose this man will be terrifying.
In contrast, when in a relationship with someone you don't truly love, such fears don't bother you.
So, after learning all this, are you sure it's love you have for him or something else?