All those feelings you have at the start of a new relationship—the fluttering feeling in your stomach, the need to see him again, the way he makes you feel so wonderful—can be quite overwhelming. You might be very happy and excited about the way you feel. But you know from experience that lust can be just as powerful as feelings of love and they can sometimes get confused.
If you’re trying sort out how you feel, here are 15 clues that will help you know whether it’s love or lust. You can look for the same things in him to find out how he’s really feeling about you or take a look at “How Do You Know If He Loves You?” for more on that.
Test of Time/Flash in the Pan
One of the surest ways to know if it’s real love is to give it time. Don’t jump into anything too fast if you’re not 100% sure, but do go with the feeling. Often, those feelings of desire can turn into deep love, given time. You might just be infatuated now, but love can grow from it if you’re a good match. Read more »