(Closed) when did you realize you were IN LOVE?

posted 9 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I don’t know if there was a particular moment for me, but I know it was pretty quick into our relationship too! (We were high school sweethearts as well). It was really a gradual thing – it came with the realization that he made me happier than anyone else I knew and that I’d never get sick of spending time with him!

Post # 4
2561 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We had just barely started dating, and my Dad’s best friend committed suicide, it was terrible Brian (my dad’s friend) was totally a member of the family, he was around at least once a week, hanging out and watching movies with us, he was like a big brother when me and my sisters were teens and in our early 20’s. He spoke to my Dad pretty much every day.

We hadn’t heard from Brian all thanksgiving weekend, but he was a huge Nascar fan and occasionally went away to be pit crew for a racer, so we assumed he had gone to a race and forgot to tell us. Tuesday came, and he didn’t show up to work, his boss knows my Dad well and called my Dad to make sure everything was alright.

Brian was a totally responsible guy, so we knew something was wrong and everyone split up to find him, I checked a couple mechanics he hung out with, and my mom and dad went to check his house and garage.

My dad found his partially decomposed body in the garage, surrounded by empty pill and alcohol bottles, he was in his van and had run the van until it chocked itself out.

My mom called me while my dad called the police, my dad was pretty traumatized (he talks about it now and I will spare you the gory details of what he saw), and barely spoke for a week.

I was crushed by the loss of Brian and terrified for my dad (I am an NICU nurse now, but worked in psychiatry for a while and know what that can do to a person’s mind). We had barely been dating, but FH dropped everything to be by my side for pretty much the rest of the week, while we helped arrange a memorial service, and even when his family asked us to go through his belongings.

Any guy who after only a few weeks of knowing you, can stand by you through that kind of situation is definitely a keeper.

Post # 5
715 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I dont know exactly when I knew but I remember telling my best friend when we went out to shop after he and I spent couple of months dating “I think I might be falling in love with him” and her response was “run. As fast as you can”. lol. I am glad I did not take her advice!

Post # 6
1022 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

It was about a month after we had started dating.  I was super sick.  I mentioned on the phone that I wished I had some soup.  So, even though he had class to get to, he stopped at the store and picked up chicken noodle soup  and vitamin C for me and dropped it off before going to class.  The fact that he made the effort, and fit me in during a long busy day showed me how much he really cared about me and how much he was willing to do for me. 

Post # 7
10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

when gustav hit.  we had been dating about three months.  he decided to stay in baton rouge and i went home to memphis.  omg it was terrible because i was just glued to the news ๐Ÿ™ and i could see the wind damage and water damage and the fact that the cell phones weren’t getting reception… all i could think of was M’s voice, it had soothed me for nearly a year and i could not imagine never hearing it again.  after that i knew that i wanted to spend the rest of my life with him.  there was never a doubt in my mind otherwise.  sigh…

Post # 8
1016 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Aww – these are such touching stories!

I just remembering starting to think of him as ‘love’ in my head like that’s what I wanted to call him!  I know! Like a granny!  (but i do call him love)  And just wanting to be with him more than anyone else and being amazed at how he couldn’t be more thoughtful or generous – not in a monetary way but in his energy and effort and gestures.  I fell fast too – I told him I loved him about 2 months after we got together but wanted to say it after about a month or month and a half.

Post # 9
14183 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I was smitten for about 1.5 years before I realized I was falling in love with him. It took me another year to come to the conclusion it wasn’t a fleeting kind of love. I know too many people who were in love for a year, thought they were “the one” then got heartbroken and I didn’t want to kick myself later for being naive so I made myself wait and convince myself over and over and over =]

Post # 10
1119 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I don’t know if there was a particular moment when I just knew, although there are plenty of moments when I look at him and get a little giddy. I guess the closest would be about a month after we were dating, when he came walking along a street toward me, and I realized I had never been so happy to see someone before, ever.

Post # 11
3575 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I know this sounds crazy because when people have said it to me in the past in my mind I thought, ‘yea right.’  But I knew immediately.  This has never happened to me before.  I felt like I was struck my lightning because I’m talking the week after I met my Fiance, I couldn’t sleep, could barely breathe and knew I was meant to be with him.  So yes, I guess you could say it was love at first sight.

Post # 12
873 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

It was our 4th date (5 months after meeting each other).  We drove out to a small island outside of Seoul, but as soon as we got there, it started to pour.  Even though the weather was so horrible and kept us inside the one tiny restaurant on the island all day, we had a fabulous time.  I think being stuck in one place really got us to those magical places in conversations where you really get to know someone.  It took 5 hours to drive home (because of traffic…it took us 1.5 hours to get there!), so we were completely exhausted, but by the time I got home I was totally in love!!

Post # 13
402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

The first time I saw him, I was fleeing an operator-kind of guy at a bar and headed to the dance floor.  There were a coupla other guys whom I had no interest in whatsoever, so I figured it was a safe place to land.  Was I wrong! The two guy friends parted, and there he was — straight and tall and adorable and dimpled.  He put out his hand to shake and say hello and I said to myself “uh oh!” I didn’t fall in love though until a couple of months later.  He was at my apartment one Sunday morning staring out the window — I have a spectacular view of the city where I live — and as I crept up behind him I wondered what had him so transfixed — the view or what we felt for each other, how we were/are when we’re together.  I hoped, obviously, it was the latter.  I knew somehow at that moment that I loved him, that I had fallen in love with him, and that I wanted him in my life for-ever-more.

Post # 14
2288 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I knew I was in love with him when he held my hair back while I washed my face. I knew for sure and certain when he went away for about 10 days to visit a friend in Oklahoma. I went to watch a movie with my friends, and there was this moment before it started when all I could think about, all I wanted more than anything else in the world, was his shoulder to put my head on. This was cemented when I was talking to my best friend and he said “you love him.” LOL

Post # 15
2054 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

As some of you have said…it also came with a bad experience for me to realize how special my man is to me…My grandfather got really sick last December…about 3 months after we started dating…I was at the hospital almost every night…and SO would come with me sometimes…but that wasnt as important to me as when i got home from the hospital…I was so upset and angry (he had a brain tumor and we watched him deteriorate and ultimately pass away in february from it) that I would take it all out on him. Instead of getting angry with me he just let me yell and cry and scream…and he would still run out and get me food if i needed it or just BE THERE everytime i needed it…even though he KNEW that he was going to get yelled at. After my grandfather passed away i realized what I had put him through and how much he cared for me and I knew that i had found the person who would be there for me through thick and thin…for the rest of my life.

Post # 16
2512 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

We met online….sat up for hours at first chatting online (literally like 5 hours a night that first couple of weeks). Then I gave him my # (I only gave him a couple #’s a day, until he had the whole thing – ya know, just to drag it out ๐Ÿ˜‰ then after he called me, we talked on the phone for hours at a time, until we decided to meet the following week.

I was developing strong feelings for him before I ever met him face to face. I don’t know if it was love exactly, but there was definately a connection.

When we finally met, initially I was not love-stricken in all honesty, but I cared for him so much we kept hanging out. It was 4th of July, a couple weeks later, we were in the taco mayo drive thru getting slushies (cute huh? ๐Ÿ™‚ and I looked over at him, and I thought to myself “I think I love this guy!”

Pretty much that was it. It was 4th of July, 2007 ๐Ÿ™‚

Side note: He has told me one of his first wonderful memories of me was on that 4th of july, when we were watching fireworks in my friends yard, and I was smiling. He said I was just so beautiful that night.  I think that’s cool that both of our first “moments” where we saw that spark in the other person, was on 4th of July.

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