Falling in love can be one of the most magical experiences, but it can also be somewhat confusing. Maybe you’re already in the midst of falling and you haven’t even noticed. It’s possible, as they say, love can be blind.
There are 10 stages of falling in love to look out for in your relationships:
#1. Physical pull
As you know, the first sign that someone could be right for you is the physical pull you feel towards them. This attraction is not the only thing that matters, in the end, but it’s definitely a good start. In all potential partners, be sure to pay attention to whether physical attraction is present.
#2. Friendly feeling
Think about what your intentions are for a specific relationship. If you just want fun, by all means, go ahead and jump right in, but if you’re looking for a long-lasting connection, then you might want to spend some time building a friendship. This could be the foundation that makes the difference in the long-run.
#3. Check the connection
Pay attention to how well you vibe with your love interest in conversation. You will learn about differences in opinions, ideas, beliefs, and values. There’s no need for you to share the same perspectives, but you do want to take into account how well you match and work well together.
#4. The first date
First dates are ones that will be remembered forever. Not to put too much pressure on you, but they are important, especially if you want a relationship to develop into something more serious. Try and make your first date an experience that will help you grow closer as a couple.
#5. Deep knowledge
Once you begin officially dating, the most important thing on the agenda is getting to know each other on the deepest possible levels. Explore your partner and try to learn things about them while also sharing things about yourself.
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#6. Attached at the hip
When you’ve been dating for a while, you are likely to find yourself in the stage where you are doing everything together. You’ve become accustomed to their company and enjoy spending time together. It feels natural to include them in all that you do.
#7. Making sure it goes both ways
As you delve deeper and deeper into a relationship, you may start to wonder if the feelings you feel are truly being reciprocated. This is natural and there’s nothing to panic about. Just take some time to observe your partner’s behaviors to determine whether they feel the same way as you.
In order to help relationships progress to more serious levels, new amounts of openness and vulnerability are required. When you get to the point of true comfort, this will come naturally, and you’ll find that you both want to share more and are able to with increased ease.
#9. Getting through tough times
Sometimes things can get tough, and the way you handle things with your partner can help you determine if it is really love. Fighting is normal and can even result in coming closer, the thing is that you need to make sure that you help carry each other through any difficulty that passes.
#10. The final phrase
You know the three words that can change your life forever. When you reach the point that you and your partner are saying ‘I love you’ to each other, then you know it’s true love.
These ten steps are a basic outline of how falling in love goes. Notice where you and your partner fall, be proud for having passed some stages and ready for the next ones!
We at BetterMe want everyone to know and experience true love. It is out there for everyone and until it knocks on your door we are here to remind you that you deserve the best love!
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