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How Do You Know When You're in Love? 2010-08-13 13:00:10

How Do You Know You're in Love?

The trailer for How Do You Know, a rom-com with a love triangle between Paul Rudd, Reese Witherspoon, and Owen Wilson, looks somewhat promising as far as romantic comedies go. It asks one of the dating world's great questions: how do you know you're in love?

Well, probably not as one character says — "when I start using condoms with the other girls." But if you've ever fallen in love, or think you have, you've probably begun some inner dialogue with "I must be in love if _____." So, now finish it!

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Miss-Kaylie Miss-Kaylie 6 years
I knew when after much heartbreak, failed relationships and rapid hope loss, I met him and got "that teenage feeling." I never thought I'd ever get that back, but I have it with him and that's how I knew. The way I feel about him makes me (for the 1st time in 10 years) not care about being emotionally vulnerable. I can barely stand to be without him, think of us constantly, and generally don't care what we do on dates, so long as I get to be with him I'm happy. Genuinely happy.
Lenay Lenay 6 years
I've only been in love once in my life; and I didn't realize that until it happened. I was trying to figure out what my powerful attraction to this man was really about. So I started asking myself these questions: Would I still want to be with him if he gained a lot of weight? What if he lost his job? If he became disabled? It actually surprised me to realize that I could say "yes" to each one of these with no reservations. That's how I knew that it was true love and not just sexual attraction or a fleeting infatuation.
fashionplate525 fashionplate525 6 years
Ashleydawn, I agree with what you said completely. I had dated before my S.O., and felt like and lust but never love. It is hard to describe, but for me I just KNEW when it was love. I feel like it is in the littlest things, from letting him choose where to go to dinner, to the big things like never wanting to be with anyone else but him; and everything in between! Love is amazing.
you feel giddy when you're about to see them, every time, like you're back in 6th grade. and, when you're with them, you feel like there is sunlight inside of your body shining out :)
whats-her-name whats-her-name 6 years
Jen: That song is the first thing that popped in my head when I clicked this link lol I actually don't think I've ever been in love... I fall in like all the time, but not in love.
Rjs-baby-girl Rjs-baby-girl 6 years
When my husband and I started seeing each other, I was in a difficult place emotionally and had a lot of thinking about myself to do before being in a new relationship. He offered me to take a couple days off without seeing each other to figure out what I wanted. The respect and understanding he had with me, I had never known that with anyone else. It took me 2 days and I realized I was in love with him, cuz those 2 days were the hardest ever. I went back to him and we are together ever since.
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 6 years
I knew I was in love with S. when he told me we couldn't kiss each other anymore. Weird, I know. We used to hang out at the bar, ride home together, and kiss goodnight. That's as far as it ever went, just a kiss. When he got promoted above me, we had to cut the lovey-dovey stuff. I realized that I was in love when just being in his presence, even without a single kiss or even a touch, was enough. I knew I was in love with J. when I'd do stupid stuff like clean up barf on the Tilt-A-Whirl in the pouring rain (we worked together at an amusement park) and haul water jugs up the stairs of the 4 story tall roller coaster and work double shifts just to spend more time with him. By the way, does anyone else have that silly "That's How You Know" song from Enchanted stuck in their head now?
ashleydawn ashleydawn 6 years
For me, I knew that it was love when I was willing to put his needs before my own. As a very independant person, I was taught to always take care of myself first and then worry about others. But with him, I always want to make sure he is happy and well taken care of before I take care of myself. :)
inlove23 inlove23 6 years
I know I must be in love because I care for every single part of him right down to all his atoms. lol. Corny I know. I would defiantly donate an organ to him. that's GOTTA be love. =) Love is mind blowing =)
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 6 years
You just know. And then it's over, and you wonder if it was really love at all.
a1stbornunicorn a1stbornunicorn 6 years
When you're not together and you find yourself missing the little things he does that would annoy you if anybody else did them, haha.
Chelsea25 Chelsea25 6 years
Love the last comment. The movie really resonated with me about how you can be in a decent/good relationship with a great guy and everythings good on paper but somethings missing or doesn't quite add up.....and no matter how hard you try you cant shake that feeling. I keep checking back here because I really want to know how people know when they're in love. Its obviously a tough one to answer. Personally, not sure I've ever been in love before and i'm guessing if youre not sure then you probably never have been? At 26 this worries me a little lol.
skigurl skigurl 6 years
the first time I woke up in the night to pee, and I looked over and he's sleeping, and I pull the covers up so he's covered, and look at him fondly and smile
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