These stories about how women knew they were in love might just help you determine whether you yourself have been hit by Cupid's arrow.
Read on to learn how to know you're in love.
- 16 VOTES
She Didn't Want To Be Friends With Benefits Anymore
From Redditor u/WeepingWillow91:
When I finally realized I didn't want to be just friends with benefits anymore. We were in his bed. I realized that it wasn't just intimacy anymore. I didn't want to go to my room. I just wanted to be with him in every way. I felt nervous and happy. We were talking about something silly and I just felt it. I said, "I don't feel like we're just friends anymore. I love you, and that scares me in a good way. If you don't feel the same, it's okay. I need to be honest with you and myself."
It was the most emotionally vulnerable I'd ever been.
I couldn't imagine not being with him. There were a few things that happened that day to confirm my feelings. I think I was just trying to push my true feelings away, and they all rushed into me at once.
He took a few seconds to respond. It felt like hours. I didn't even realize he had said "I love you too, so much" at first, haha. And that was around five years ago.
- 24 VOTES
His Voice Was Enough To Brighten Her Day
From a former Redditor:
When I realized that no matter how sh*tty I felt, talking to him or even just hearing his voice on a voicemail made me instantly feel better. He was my best friend and I was aware he liked me. I finally recognized at that moment that I felt the same way about him.
- 37 VOTES
It Felt Okay To Be Vulnerable Around Him
From Redditor u/scarrlet:
One of the things I hate most is crying in front of people. When I'm upset about something, I usually just kind of retreat away to be alone with my sadness. About five months into our relationship, I was upset about... my sh*tty work situation and realized that all I really wanted was to go to him for support. I invited myself over to his place and we started watching Cowboy Bebop, and about halfway through the episode, I just started sobbing and poured out everything that was bothering me. He held me, got me his stuffed Ein to cuddle, listened to everything, and told me he was glad I'd trusted him enough to come to him. And that's when I knew, because not only had I been willing to be vulnerable around him, but he rewarded that trust.
- 47 VOTES
She Was No Longer Interested In Other Guys
We were great friends and he was my study buddy for a lot of classes. Then one day we were doing homework together and I was like, all of the sudden, OH MAN I LOVE THIS GUY. It was like a thunderclap.
I really realized it when we had been dating for a while and I wasn't really interested in other guys. I had always had a backup plan in relationships before but didn't with him. Six years dating and one year married! Woop.
- 53 VOTES
He Was Her Favorite Person To Have Around For Mundane Stuff
From Redditor u/snapkangaroo:
When I realized being with him all the time didn't bother me, and even felt better than being by myself. Which maybe sounds kind of dumb and unromantic, but I am so introverted that even my closest friends exhaust me after a while. And while my SO and I both still need our alone time, I need very little time apart from him by comparison, and being with him is as relaxing as being alone. All of the infatuated feelings happened (and still do happen), but what really sealed it for me was realizing he was my favorite person to be around for the mundane stuff, like knowing he's in his office while I'm in the living room, preparing meals together, going grocery shopping, etc.
- 66 VOTES
She Wouldn't Leave Her Side To Go Have Fun
From Redditor u/cinnabubbles:
I got horribly sick last year during our yearly convention, and no matter how much I told her to get her [butt] downstairs on the convention floor in cosplay to enjoy herself rather than being cooped up in the hotel room with me, she would not budge. She didn't care about anything at that time but my health and bent over backward to get me well again. And she did. That's when I knew I couldn't let her go.