What Does Love Feel Like? (6 Puzzling Signs)

by April Maccario

Love is an amazing thing and you have likely asked yourself many questions about what it feels like. What does it feel like? Have I ever been in love? Am I in love right now? Does everyone feel love in the same way

It is normal to consider these things and ask yourself these questions, everyone likely has asked themselves these questions at some point in their lives. 

It is one of those things that everyone wonders about and cannot avoid thinking about. So many songs, stories, and paintings focus on love and heartbreak and it is often the thing that binds us all together. Many people know for sure that they are in love, but everyone has different experiences of love and experience it in many different ways

How do you know for sure what love feels like? What you feel when you are in love might not be the same thing as your partner or anyone else feels. Is there a way to explain what love feels like? How do you know that you are in love when you fall in love with someone for the first time? Keep reading to find out whether you are in love or not.

What Would It Feel Like?

Even if you think you are in love or you think you were in love in the past, you may not be completely sure as to whether the feelings you are experiencing are the signs of love, or something else. Here are the signs that you are in love.

1. It feels different and unique

It feels different and unique

One of the main things to remember when you are thinking about love is that everyone feels love differently. While there may be many aspects of love that everyone feels, each experience will be somewhat unique to the person experiencing it. You will likely feel something different and unique to only you and your situation.

Everyone feels love in different ways because we all see love in different ways. Love can mean different things to different people meaning that we feel it in varying ways too. Some of us don’t find certain aspects of love important, while others may value these things more than others. We experience love in unique ways because we decide what to focus on. 

Some people look for the feeling of excitement and longing when you miss that person and you are apart. Other people like the funny feeling that makes them feel somewhat dizzy when they think of that person. Their heart begins to beat a bit quicker and you become jealous over the smallest things. For some people this is love. 

2. You feel a range of emotions

You likely feel a huge range of different emotions when you fall in love with someone. But don’t worry if you don’t feel love in the same way that someone else does, as love is unique to each person that is feeling it. And in the same way that everyone feels love differently, it is important to remember that it cannot be defined by one singular emotion. 

You won’t feel love as one isolated emotion but rather a range of different and changing emotions. You likely won’t be able to pin the feeling of love to one emotion alone and the only way to describe it is a vibrant mix of varying and diverse emotions. You are not the only one that feels this way as love is a confusing and interesting thing. 

Some people may think that love can be defined as one emotion such as happiness, but this is likely not the case in most or all situations. Love as a feeling can range from being peaceful, to being exciting, to being jealous. You will likely experience a lot of different emotions that come under the main feeling of being in love, and these feelings will likely change over time too. 

3. You feel happy 

When you fall for someone you will likely feel joyful and happy. While the feelings you experience will change over time and depend on the stage of your relationship when in love you will likely feel happiness. If you are at the start of the relationship and you are not yet sure whether your feelings are reciprocated you may feel a bit less relaxed. 

Further along in the relationship when you know that the feeling is mutual you will likely experience emotions of happiness and joy. Sometimes it may take a while to feel truly happy while in other cases it happens in the blink of an eye. It can come as an intense rush of happiness and joy. You become overwhelmed and filled with love. 

This is one of the emotions that one may expect when falling in love. You are hit by an intense feeling of happiness that overwhelms your emotions. When this form of reciprocated love finds you, you can sometimes experience a feeling of being hit with happiness that you have never previously felt before. This can be explained by noting the chemical reaction in our bodies. 

4. You are at peace

When you are in love with someone the brain becomes filled with dopamine, a chemical. It makes you focus on this one person and you forget about everything else around you. You will likely start daydreaming more than usual and notice yourself playing out fantasy scenes in your head. This feeling, as times goes on, turns into a feeling of peace and serenity. 

While you may experience a contrasting range of emotions at the beginning of the relationship when things are a bit more unclear and confusing, as time goes on you will become more peaceful. Any initial feelings will naturally drift into feelings of peacefulness and happiness. It is normal for your feelings to change as your love does. 

The intensity of your feelings will likely not go away but become a more constant feeling of happiness, positivity, and confidence in your relationship and your partner. When you experience real love you will likely experience a feeling of calmness and serenity knowing that you can place complete trust in that person and your relationship together.

5. It consumes you

When you have fallen in love with someone it can feel like it is all-consuming as you begin to think about this person all of the time. Love feels like a rush of emotions and you might find yourself being taken over by these new feelings of love. Some people can experience love as a type of obsession. 

It is normal to think about this person a lot of the time when you are in love with them. Your personality may even change and change and evolve a little as your lives mold together. These changes that you notice in yourself may shock or confuse you at first, especially if you have never experienced anything like this before. 

Remember that these feelings are normal in falling in love and you are not the only person to have ever felt this way. Just remind yourself that you are feeling small changes and these are normal and natural when you are in love with this person and spending a lot of time with them. Your partner may become your main focus of affection for a time at least. 

6. You share your life with them

You share your life with them

When in love, you will enjoy talking to your partner, look forward to sharing stories about your day with them and you will love experiencing life with them. You don’t mind doing things for your partner that you would never do for other people. You enjoy doing normal things with them and even doing chores isn’t so bad when they are with you.

Make sure that you remain yourself too, don’t change too much. It is an amazing feeling, but it is important to stay true to yourself and don’t change yourself just for them. If your partner doesn’t adore you for who you are, walk away and find another partner who does. 

FAQs

What does being in love feel like?

Loving another is an amazing feeling but it is a difficult feeling to describe. Everyone feels and experiences this in different ways as everyone looks for different things in a loving partner. You might have spent a long time wondering about it and contemplating whether you have ever loved anyone, it is likely felt through a huge range of emotions.

How long does it take to fall in love?

There is no set length of time as to how long it takes to fall for anyone. It completely depends on each individual and each unique situation. Somebody might take a long time to fall for another, while others might find themselves in a long term relationship after getting to know them in a few short weeks. Don’t worry either way. 

What does real love look like?

It feels like a huge range of emotions that differ according to each individual and will usually change over time and the course of your relationship. It feels like peace and happiness when you settle into a healthy long-term and loving relationship with another. It feels like confusion and jealousy at other times too. 

How can I tell if I am falling in love?

There is no way to know for sure whether you are falling for another or not. However, it likely feels similar to a rush of emotions including joy, peacefulness, jealousy, and excitement. The feelings will change during your relationship.  

Do guys fall in love faster?

Guys don’t necessarily fall faster than women and it likely differs depending on each individual and each different situation. Everyone experiences it differently and there is no evidence to say that guys fall faster or slower than women. 

To Sum Up… 

Loving another is a crazy and beautiful feeling. It is a hard thing to describe as it often comes as a huge range of varied emotions that change throughout your relationship, especially if you find yourself in a long term one. It may come in the form of happiness and joy, or jealousy and nervousness. 

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April Maccario
I'm a huge nerd when it comes to understanding how relationships between men and women work, and what drives a certain behavior. I spend much of my time getting into the nitty-gritty and try to share my findings on this site with the hope of making life a little easier for women that are struggling in their relationships or love life.

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