Are You in Love? 4 Ways to Tell You’re Head Over Heels

Falling in love is one of the most exciting, rewarding and scariest things you could ever do.

Once you’re in love with someone, it’s hard to remember how you lived without him or her. Of course, you were alive before you met this person, but you really didn’t start “living” until the two of you met.

Here are four ways to know you’re so in love…

1. She makes you want to be a better man.

The stakes are high when you meet a woman that blows your mind. You become more serious and focused about getting your act together and fixing your money situation or hitting the gym. Things that used to dominate your mind just aren’t as important anymore. Yes, your team just lost, but the sting isn’t quite as bad with her sitting next to you. Besides, her rubbing your shoulders might even make it worth it.

2. You just want her to be happy.

It’s not just about you anymore. When her boss is working her to death, you help her figure out what to say. If she’s sick, you’re at the store buying soup and crackers. After she gets in a fight with her sister – even though you may have no idea what the fight was really about – you distract her so she can get back to her usual self. Because when she’s happy and laughing and so alive… there’s just nothing else like it.

3. You can’t wait to share the good news.

Your friends know her name, how she likes her eggs… Because when you’re head over heels, you talk about her. A lot. You hold her hand in public and keep your arm around her so no one gets any funny ideas about moving in. She’s pretty special, after all – how exactly did you get her again? – and you want the world to know.

4. You just can’t resist anymore.

Believe me, you’ve tried. You swore after your last relationship that you were done – it’s just not worth it – but all attempts to cease and desist have proven futile. There’s no such thing as too much of this woman; you want her there when you’re happy, sad, tired, sick. You know practically all there is to know about her, and most of it is pretty great. Yep, it’s official. You, my friend, are in love.