1. See if the person can truly be himself around you.
Part of being love means being completely open to the other person. If you find yourself seeing a whole different side that the person doesn’t show the public, then that may be love. If the man you’re with is pretty serious or polite in public, but when you’re alone, he shows his goofy and silly side completely, then he’s really opening up to you and loves you.
If the person shares his deepest emotions with you and is comfortable with it, then that’s love.
If the person is comfortable not looking perfect, tripping, or having food stuck in his teeth around you, that means he’s okay if you see every side of him.
2. See if the person is happy to be around you — even during a bad day.
If your loved one has had a very bad day but lights up when he sees you, then that’s a sign of love. If he’s in love with you, then the sight of you or the sound of your voice is guaranteed to make him feel better — if only a little bit.
The next time he’s grumpy or has a bad day, see how he reacts in your presence.
3. See if the person gives you googly eyes.
Though this may be silly, check out your loved one’s face the next time you see him. Does he look at you in a goofy, watery, silly and adorable way that can only be described as “googly-eyed”? You’ll know it when you see it. You won’t get this look all the time — you can spot it in the morning, or randomly across the dinner table.
You may also be able to catch the person staring at you with the same expression.
4. See if the person is giddy around you.
Love makes people feel giddy, weightless, and like laughing for no reason at all. If you see the person acting this way in your presence, then this may be love. Does your loved one seem hyper, excited, and on the verge of laughing for almost no reason at all whenever he’s around you? If so, then this may be love.
If you’ve said something barely funny and the person cracks up, then he may be lovesick.
If the person shows nervous energy or fidgets around a lot around you, then he may just be excited by your presence.
5. See if the person is upset when you’re upset.
If you’re suffering unbelievable emotional pain or are just bummed because you have the flu, then this should rub off on the person who loves you. If he truly loves you, then he’ll absorb some of your negative emotions and will be very upset because he’ll want you to feel better as soon as you can.
Though he doesn’t have to be as upset as you are, the person should clearly be affected by your mood because all he wants is for you to be happy.