(Closed) When did you realize you were in LOVE??

posted 8 years ago in Relationships
Post # 17
1074 posts
Bumble bee

I had been smitten for a very long time, but it wasn’t until about 5 months in when I had to put my childhood cat to sleep that I knew I was in love and that he was the one.

He left work in the middle of the afternoon to drive me and my cat to the vet, and he stayed with us the entire time. He was just as broken up as I was, and even though he was nervous about staying while he was actually being put to sleep he did because he wanted to be there for me and my cat. I knew when he took me out for ice cream afterwards and and tried to make me laugh even while he was still very upset too that this was the guy I wanted to be with for the rest of my life. 

Post # 18
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

The day I cried when I left his house (he moved upstate during our relationship)…I don’t cry for stuff like that…

Post # 19
1017 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m not sure how long we had been together. I think about a year into dating, and he had me over to his parents’ house for dinner. Meeting his family made me feel like I totally understood HIM and his background and from that day on, I was completely head over heels.

Post # 20
370 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

He left on a family cruise and had bad signal on his phone so he couldn’t call/text me, internet was expensive on the ship so he barely could email me. I missed him like crazy then realized “wow, I love this guy.” Coincidentally that’s when he realized it too.

Post # 21
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My Fiance and I were roommates before we started dating, so we kind of had the carriage before the horse. I started falling for him from the moment we met, but I tried to push those feelings aside because I didn’t want a relationship with my roomie. I also had just gotten out of a serious relationship a couple months before. He would invite me into his room to watch TV with him and tried to put his arm around me a couple times. I would always get nervous and was like “alright, I think it’s time for me to go to bed, goodnight”.

About a month after we moved in together, I went to a party and he had to stay in because he was working the next morning.  I really missed him so I drunk dialed him to see what he was doing. I was having fun at the party, but I really wanted to go home to be with him. My friends dropped me off at my house and I went to his room, cuddled up next to him and passed out. Nothing happened though because he is a gentleman. It has been almost three years now I finally get to marry my roomie/best friend/man of my dreams. 

Post # 22
214 posts
Helper bee

It was probably about a week or so into the relationship.  I realized that telling him that I really, really liked him wasn’t cutting it anymore.  Then two and a half weeks into the relationship, we actually saw each other (we were long distance because I was in college on the other side of the country) and he was saying stuff like “I don’t want to say I love you because it hasn’t been very long” etc. so I was gonna tell him “I think I’m falling in love with you” before I flew back to school but he beat me to the punch like, less than a week after coming home.  He had jokingly said I love you but I never responded because I just wasn’t sure if he was serious or not and didn’t want to be all serious if he was just being silly.  But one day we were drving and talking and he got all emotional and when I dropped him off at home he said “I love you.  We don’t have to say it if you’re not comfortable with it” and I said “I love you too” 🙂  All less than a month of dating 🙂 <3

Post # 23
95 posts
Worker bee

Mine is really strange. I remember it clearly though. We weren’t even within 1000 miles of each other at the time. I was at work doing a really menial task (washing down an area with a hose) and I was thinking about him and I just realized ‘I’m going to marry this guy’. What was even stranger was that a few hours later I got a call from my sister saying that she was getting married!! Her fiancé had literally been proposing to her at the same time as my relevation. I almost wanted to say ‘me too, or at least I know who to eventually!’. 

Im not superstitious at all, or believe in signs at all, but I really feel like there was love in the air that day!

Post # 24
300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Mine was totally unexpected and a little unwelcome.  I broke up with my boyfriend of five years the summer before my senior year of college and just wanted to get out of school and move somewhere far away with no strings attached.  Two months before graduation I started hanging out with this guy who I’d know from classes for a few years.  I really didn’t mean to start dating him but I just couldn’t help it.  Then I went home with him for Easter like 3 weeks after we started dating. I was sitting on the couch watching how much his sweet little 11-year-old sister loved him and how happy she was that we were there, and I just knew that I was going to be part of that family.  So now that sweet little 11-year-old is my angsty 15-year-old bridesmaid 🙂

Post # 25
287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I’ve never had this experience before (even though i dated last boyfriend for 4 years) but I was driving in my car about three months into my relationship and had this sudden, extreme wave of emotion that washed over me.  I actually started crying.  It suddenly hit me that THIS was the man I was going to spend my life with.  THIS is what it feels like to be in a healthy, happy relationship with somebody who supports you and cares about you and makes you a better person (my last relationship was toxic and verbally abusive and a wreck).  It was the strangest moment because one minute I was driving and the next I was so happy and crying because I finally felt like I was with the right person who would take care of me and who I would want to love forever.  I never told him about it but I’m sure I will someday : ]


Honestly, no idea what brought it on.  Just randomly hit me in that moment.  



Post # 26
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

I honestly knew it when we first met, before he even spoke to me.  I had just “sworn off” men, but something was different, and I felt the need to talk to him and get to know him.  We went to a blues show that a mutual friend invited us to, and after the show he asked to walk me to my car.  I played it cool, and when I was shutting my car door on him, he asked for my number, and I don’t know why, but I just blurted it out.  Like a minute later, as I was driving out of the parking lot, he called me to ask “What are you up to?” and to check that it was a real number, LOL.  I just knew there was something about him.  That was 5 1/2 years ago! 

Post # 27
5063 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I knew I loved my SO when I couldn’t imagine my life without him in it. It was before we were dating/together and he left without saying goodbye. My heart sank and I knew I loved him because I didn’t want to be anywhere else other than with him. I also knew I was in love when my SO got my coffee order and my favorite cake on our first date without my having to tell him my favorites!

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