1. The best part of your day
As Childish Gambino said, “When I’m alone, I’d
rather be with you.” Seeing my girlfriend is always
the highlight of my day. If you really love someone,
you never truly get tired of him or her.
No matter how great your day might be going, your
special person will make it better. When you just
like someone, he or she might make your day
better, but probably isn’t the best part.
2. The first person you think about
Your love will be the first person you think about
when you wake up and the last person you think
about before you go to sleep. When something good
happens to you, this is the first person you want to
When something bad happens to you, you look to
this person for support.
3. Prioritize above your own needs
Love is selfless. I was the most important person in
my world until I met my girlfriend. Once I fell in love
with her, her needs became much more important
than my own.
This is just how love is. Your needs always seem
trivial in comparison to your significant other’s
4. You’d do anything
If I tried to construct a list of things I wouldn’t do for
my girlfriend, the list would be pretty empty. When
you’re in love with someone, you do whatever you
can to make the person happy.
When you like someone, you may feel like there is
a lot you would do for the person, but you have your
limits. True love knows no limits.
5. You are never afraid to express
your feelings in public
I have this semi-bad habit of telling the world how
in love I am with my girlfriend.
When you’re truly in love, you want everyone to
know. You are not bashful about your feelings by
any means. When you like someone, there is a lot
of holding back on how you feel.
6. You love the imperfections
My girlfriend is the most beautiful girl I know, but
she does have some imperfections. But, to me,
they’re not imperfections — they’re unique qualities
and things I love.
When I tease her about them, she thinks I am
making fun of her, but I am truly just admiring them.
Love is the ability to know and accept someone’s
You may know the imperfections of a person you
like, but having the capacity to embrace them likely
won’t happen unless you fall in love.
7. You think long-term
When you’re in love with someone, it’s hard to
imagine a future without the person in it. For this
reason, you will think long-term about how you can
build a life with this person.
You won’t give in to short-term temptations that
might mess up your long-term goals. When you just
like someone, thinking long-term can be pretty
8. You become a better person
No one is perfect; we all have room for
improvement. But, being in love will force you to
work on these things.
You want to become the best version of yourself for
the person you love. I am a better person now than
I was before I met my girlfriend.
9. Your feelings are unconditional
When you love someone unconditionally, it means
that your love knows no conditions and is absolute.
I don’t actually like the term “unconditional love”
because I think it’s redundant — I believe all true
love is unconditional.
When you like someone, your feelings change
depending on the condition.
10. Your love is your best friend
Sometime along the way, my girlfriend became my
best friend. I believe this to be true for most people
who fall in love.
Your significant other becomes your partner in
crime. You feel like, together, you can take on the