Butterflies in your stomach, EVERYTIME you think of the person. You get a goofy smile on your face, every time you see their name on your caller id. You talk about them constantly. Dream about them all the time. Wonder what life will be like for the two of you in the future. Constantly want to sit next to them when you are with them. Hold hands. Kiss. Hug. How do you know for sure? Well.. you just do.
When you realize that you are willing to devote your time and energy into the well being of another person. You care as much or more about them as you do yourself, yet doing so never seems burdensome. When being with this person makes you become a better person as well. When you can laugh, cry, fart, and feel completely at ease opening up to this person and they can do the same with you. When you feel the longing for this person not only in your heart, but in your brain. When your feelings for this person intensify over time and realize it is not lust. When you realize the fact that this person will lose their good looks, their health will decline, you will have to be their rock many times over, when you have to grieve for them or with them, but you still look forward to all that time together.
Love is not a feeling. Most if these answers are kids that have no idea what they are talking about. Romantic love is more of a decision or an action. You make a choice to love someone for the rest of your life. Love is built by two people. A loving relationship has to be built on a foundation comprised of commitment, communication, compromise, trust, honesty, and mutual attraction. It's like a sand castle...take any piece of your foundation away and it crumbles. You have to understand that those feelings are infatuation, and they will fade. There are days i wake up next to my fiance and we cannot stand each other! Haha! But...we love each other so we both work hard to get over any problems. Love is hard work. Love is knowing that you're a better person because of your partner and knowing you make them better. You can wrap all the bs feelings on it you want, but that's what love is.