the very moment that your feelings went from serious attraction to full-blown
love? No easy task. On Wednesday, 10 romantic Redditors accepted the
Below they explain how they knew, without a doubt, that they were head-over-
heels in love.
1. You go out of your way to make each other happy.
“We used to be long distance. One night I was crying on the phone to him
because I missed him so much. At 4 a.m. that morning I got a call saying he was
outside. He drove all night to give me a cuddle because I was sad.”
2. You might differ personality-wise but you have some random
(and awesome) things in common.
“Toward the end of our first date, her friends call her. Her phone rings and her
ringtone is ‘Dayman’ from ‘Always Sunny’. She gets off the phone looks at me
and asks what’s wrong because I have a dumbfounded look on my face. I told her
to call my phone right now. She does. ‘Dayman’ is my ringtone. We knew.”
3. Doing mundane things together is not only tolerable, it’s
“We can spend hours upon hours talking about nothing and never get bored with
4. You’re totally at ease around each other and can be yourself.
“A couple of months into our relationship I was in the shower and she knocks on
the door. ‘I need to weeee!’ she says. ‘Just come in! The door’s open!’ I reply. She
came in, had her wee, washed her hands and then opened the shower door, said
‘Nice ass’, slapped me on the butt and left. Right then, I knew I was with
somebody really special. That was three years ago and we’re now happily
5. You start referring to yourselves as a “we” without skipping a
“Whenever he would speak about the future, he always included me in it. It was
never a ‘I’, it was a ‘we’. It was our future.”
6. You’re there for each other during the really tough sh*t.
“Until recently I was a total junkie f*ck-up with potential. I spent my 20s using
hydromorphone and fentanyl and heroin — amongst other things and was an
idiot. But a functional idiot. And she stood by me and I’m clean now. She almost
didn’t. I got one chance and I took it.”
7. Laughter is a constant.
“We laughed at almost anything together — the night we decided we were right
together was spent in a tent giggling until 5 a.m. sharing the same sleeping bag.
Eleven months on and we’re still as happy as when we first got together.”
8. You have physical chemistry that goes beyond se’x.
“On our first date, she stayed over. We didn’t do the nookie times, but I did feel
something click as she snuggled in and fell asleep with her head on my chest.”
9. You melt a little when you see your S.O.’s parental instincts
“A few months into dating we were at a party and a friend was there with his
daughter. The way my S.O. was interacting with her and playing around with her
made me realize that I want her to be the mother of my children.”
10. You’re different in all the right ways.
“He balances me out. I run on instinct and he thinks things through. I take him to
things he would never go to otherwise and he shows me how to relax. We have so
much fun together and he makes me happy.