May 14, 2004 in Dating

How Do You Know

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How do you know when you’re in love? I’m just wondering! Racquetball Guy and I had a conversation the other night which is making me thing of this. So I’m curious to get feedback from others out there who are currently married or in a long term relationship.
Update: For the record, let me say that I don’t think that I’m yet in love but I’m definitely on my way…


  1. May 25, 2004 at 6:08 pm


    Its not something that you can pinpoint. Its more can’t eat, sleep or do anything without thinking about him/her. can be that when it all shakes out (say..something happens in your family…and its an emergency)..He is there to make sure you’re ok. Its alot of things..and sometimes just one thing. Trust’ll know. Good luck.

  2. May 22, 2004 at 12:54 am


    You just go with the flow, if there are no major ripples, then it “keeps on flowing” (Boston song) Then you realize that your life is much better with that person, not in a crush way, but in real ways.
    Good luck to you!

  3. May 17, 2004 at 11:55 am


    My favorite version of the cliche is that you know you’re in love with someone when you care more about their happiness than your own, not because you are sacrificing your happiness to theirs, but because their happiness is critical to yours. But it’s a cliche, and it isn’t perfect by any means.
    Love is funky and variant…and individually defined…and falling in love is even moreso.

  4. May 17, 2004 at 11:28 am


    If you’ll excuse the poetry:
    You like someone because…..
    You love someone although…..
    Despite all the faults and headaches and compromises, that person is the one that you want to always be near – not that you need to be always be near.

  5. May 15, 2004 at 5:04 pm

    Leigh Hanlon

    At the risk of sounding like a cliché, you feel it in your heart. Maybe not Hollywood-style, since that *is* a cliché, but you feel it nonetheless. Love is also extremely difficult to acknowledge for many people — and as difficult to maintain and nourish. I once heard a song that pretty much summed it up: If it were easy, everyone would be in love.

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