When did you know you were in love?

posted 2 years ago in Relationships
Post # 2
919 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

This is a sweet topic 🙂 haha, sometimes you forget where it all started!!

My FI & I were in a LD relationship the first year we were together, he was in California and I in Indiana. I remember like it was yesterday the day we both realized we truly loved each other. On my first visit out to Cali, we took a day trip to San Diego. We did pretty much nothing but explore, walk the city and the pier, and had the MOST fun I could ever imagine. Doing nothing! haha. We danced along the pier to music we could hear from a wedding next to us. That was the moment I knew. We had just too much fun together, and it was a perfect moment.



Post # 3
187 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: mountain venue

4 months into the casual dating phase, when one of my best friends had died..he consoled me and literally stopped the world around me (what it felt like) so that i could take as much time as possible to get my head straight, The way he took the inititiative to nurture my emotions and cared for me, just reinforced that he was the man i wanted to be with forever…and fast forward 7 years and 2 kids later, were getting married…super yay!

Post # 4
1287 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

dryjules:  This will sound completely corny, but I knew there was a lot more feelings than just ‘he is cool, and I like him’ when he left my home one morning for work.  The weather was DREADFUL – horrible snowstorm.  He was stationed at a job about an hour away from our side of town, which actually always gets much worse weather.  (It was so bad I got called off of work, and I work in healthcare, which NEVER happens).  

I was worried sick about him being out in it.  I was imagining the worse, wanting to call him to check in, but not wanting him to grab his phone, or think i was a crazy person.  I remember laying in bed, and realizing that worry was based upon the fact I could not imagine living without him, and that I actually really loved this guy.

My doorbell rang about 30 minutes later, and there he was.  He got called off as well, so he circled back to me, and we spent an amazing day couped up together 🙂  We said the “Im IN love with you’s” about a month later, and never looked back.

Post # 5
3438 posts
Sugar bee

My husband works at a job where kids are around quite a bit, it’s at a bowling alley, I remember one day I was there watching him and how he interacted with kids and I just knew.  Later that night when we were watching a movie together I told him that I thought I was falling in love with him, and he told me he already had a week ago.  And then I promptly farted.  Needless to say, it was meant to be because after crawling in a hole and dying (about farting) he still married me.

Post # 6
2355 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I realized I was falling in love a few weeks after we started dating. I knew I loved him at one year. I knew he was the one for me for life at two years.

Post # 7
1202 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I want to chime in with a quote from a book that said a man in love should look “As if he had learned to care for some one a great deal more than for himself”.

I can’t pinpoint when that happened, it was too gradual.  

Post # 8
669 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015 - Family Farm

Honestly, the first weekend we spent together. My FI was a friend of one of my oldest friends. We did the long distance textng and talking for about a month after he got my number off her. When I came down to visit for the first time it felt liek the world stoped turning. He was there, he was real and he thought I was beautiful. It took us one more month before he told me. It was the most adorable thing! He was so nervous because he had never told anyone before. He stumbled around, and had me actually thinking that he wanted to break up.

That was less than a year ago. We’ve lived together 8 months and will be married in the spring. He’s my match. In every way.

Post # 9
909 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I can never forget that day!  It was literally a *GASP* moment for me and I just knew it.  

We started dating on June 30, 2013, and I knew he was “the one” on August 19, 2013.  It was my first time down to his apartment 14hrs away from my home (LDR), and the last day of my trip… I was severely depressed to be leaving soon and taking the train back home.  We were laying on his bed and I started crying, and he said, out of nowhere… “I know a joke that will make you laugh.”

“What’s a group of bunnies called?”

“A hare-m!” 

I just lost it.  It was such a bad joke but my God did I love it, and I never laughed so hard in my life.  That’s when I knew he was the one for me; no one has ever filled me with that much light, energy, and happiness… or even tried to!

Post # 10
389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Norton Country Club

I love this topic already- it’s so cute to see the answers above. 

When?  Super early for commitment-phobic me!  It was Easter weekend, about a month into dating.  We went out to dinner with his mother and grandmother.  As we were walking up to the restaurant, he said, “Excuse me for a minute…” and walked over to his mother’s car where he opened both of their doors and held out his arm for his 80-something Gram to grip as the walked down the hill of the parking lot.  I felt the swoon! Cheesy, but true. 

Post # 11
264 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

This is something I’ve never actually thought of before.

FI and I met in first year Uni, living in the same res building, started dating the first week there. I pretty much spent every day with him for 8 months. Then it came to move out day… He lived three hours from my hometown, so I thought it was going to end. I was so upset as him and his Dad drove off. About four hours later, he called my room saying how much he missed me and we started planning how we would make long distance work.

We didn’t say it to each other until much later, but that was the moment I realized how much he meant to me.

Post # 12
1434 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK

My FI was smitten with me from the get go (so he says lol), but for me I knew this relationship was different as I’m usually the first one to fall really hard for someone. This time I didn’t get that “BAM” this guy is amazing moment, id just come out of a 3 year relationship and felt really cautious about letting my guard down with someone new. This actually was a blessing in disguise, as my FI secretly grew on me until one day about a year into our relationship I realised that this was what love really was. The flood of emotions is so exciting, but having that deep seated warm fuzzy feeling that the person you’re with is solid and reliable and you couldn’t image being comfortable with anyone else is so much more meaningful and powerful than any other time I thought I was in love before. It’s so strange, as I was always lead to believe that the people you fell head over heels for we’re supposed to be the right ones, but for me it turns out it was the person I grew to love slowly was the one I was really IN love with 🙂

Post # 13
163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

Love this topic…. For me it was very early on. We meet online and I’ve never laughed so much as I did that first date… He still makes me laugh and is so kind and gorgeous :). I think it was when I saw how amazing he was with my daughter and how much effort he put into showing me he loved me. Lots of flowers/nice meals/ paying for me to visit friends I hadn’t seen in ages and just generally being a really gentleman. I’d say within a month! 

Post # 14
215 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

My BF (hopefully FI soon ) realized from our first date that we were destined to be. I know that sounds ridiculous and corny but it’s true. Our first date we actually spent about 1.5 hours in the car getting to the beer fest we were going to. The whole ride there we were laughing, joking, talking about our hopes and dreams. It was so natural. I knew he was the guy for me.

I knew without a doubt I was in love (and vice versa) about 4 months into the relationship. We were having Thanksgiving at his Granparents and his Grandmother and I were talking about how I felt about him and during our conversation I caught a climpse of him staring at me from across the room and my heart completely fluttered. Talking with his grandmother, one of his absolute idols, I could envision my entire life with this man. I wanted to be his wife, the mother of his children, and I wanted to grow old with him. That small, fleeting moment where two people caught a climpse of eachother across a room was when I knew I couldn’t live without him. 

When you know, you know 🙂 

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