This is a question that seems to plague men and women of every age. There are many different types of love: familial love, friend love, animal love, and relationship love.
Love is the things we cannot live without: cellphones, a good book, a best friend, or football.
Love is knowing that no matter what you are loved in return.
Love is knowing when to say sorry (and mean it) even if its because you love him/ her more than your pride.
Love is whatever contributes to your overall happiness: running a 10k, fresh bakes chocolate chips cookies, getting your dream job, or falling in love with your dream guy.
Love is determined not by the things he buys her or the number of sexual favors she provides him, but my something that can only be determined by the individual couple.
All offer us different things, but only one seems to harbor so many questions... or so many nights of pints of Half-Baked, shots of tequila, or endless love stories.
Naturally, we are focusing on confusing, infuriating, indulging, irresistible, infatuating love that comes with being in love.
And finally, how do you know you're in love?
Well, if you have to ask this question, its probably a good indication that you aren't quite there yet. But from years of watching romantic comedies, listening to love songs, and late night talks with friends, I've gathered plenty of information. Here are some examples:
- All the songs make sense
- He/ she makes you better in some way (not forcing you to do anything, just you wanting to be your best self)
- Feeling more like yourself when you're with him/ her than not
- No matter where you are or who you are with, he/ she is the most attractive/ funny/ interesting person in the room
- You just know (Now I know that this is probably one of the biggest put offs in the world, but it seems to be true. It's that feeling deep in your gut that you're doing the right thing. It's not the feeling of never being able to live without him/ her or that sick-to-your-stomach feeling that you get when things aren't going right. It's when you don't over-think, over-analyze, and you just trust him/ her because it is the only choice you need.)
Love is never violent, cruel, overtly aggressive, abusive, addictive, obsessive, or jealous. It is one of the rarest and truest things on this earth and when you find it, it'll always bring you up. So, when you find it (or if you already have) enjoy it.