“You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.” – Albert Einstein
Can you tell when someone is falling in love with you? A lot of people think they can, but the signs aren’t always as clear as people like to believe. While many people assume that the obvious, grand gestures of falling in love are all they need to be able to pinpoint it, people aren’t always that predictable!
There are plenty of subtle signs that someone you know is falling in love with you, or that your casual partner is really in it for the long haul. It’s always best to know when someone you’re with is falling in love with you, because you never know what the future might hold!
Here Are 5 Signs Someone’s Falling In Love With You (That You May Not Realize)
1. Always has an excuse to talk to you
No matter what the time or the situation, if someone is in love with you, they’re always going to have time to talk to you. You could call them up at 3 in the morning and they’ll be available to listen to you. Someone who is falling in love with you definitely won’t be able to get enough of having long talks, or even short conversation.
“Firstly, if a guy has gone out of his way to talk to you, it must be for a reason, so why shouldn’t that reason be that he wants to get to know you better? Secondly, even when a guy seems to be talking nonsense, it is still a sign that he is interested and is trying his best to keep the conversation going,” says relationship expert Zara Hairston.
You may find that they’re always finding excuses to chat, even if it just means dropping by for a couple of minutes or sending a text message.
2. Their face lights up when they see you
When you walk into a room, they can be doing anything at all – but the moment they see you, their attention is all on you and their face looks like a lit house on Christmas. They look like they were just waiting for that moment for you to walk into the room. If you catch each other by chance on the street, their excitement will be so obvious, since they weren’t even expecting to see you. This is usually so obvious that everyone else in the room has noticed, and they’re trying not to smile.
3. They’re always giving you gifts
These gifts don’t have to be extravagant, or even expensive. But the point of the matter is that they’re always finding reasons to give you little gifts that will remind you of them. Whether it’s a book they think you’ll like, a to-go cup of your favorite coffee from the cafe, or even just a cool rock they found outside (…yes, really!).
“If he’s given you a nice piece of jewelry then he’s seriously committed to your relationship. Men just don’t give the good stuff unless you mean something special,” says relationship expert Dr. Pam Spurr.
Little gifts are going to be their way of making you happy, seeing you smile, and making sure that you’re always thinking of them the way they’re always thinking of you.
4. They’re always helpful
Do you need help moving your apartment? Do you need a ride to the store? Are you totally lost on this week’s work project? Whatever you need help with, a person who is falling in love with you will always be there to make sure they offer their services. You probably know that you can always go to them when you need something, because they’re always willing to help you. In fact, they always seem to be the first person to offer you their assistance. Sure, they might just be super helpful, but they’re always willing to spend all their free time with you and make sure you’re never inconvenienced.
5. They’re genuinely interested in you
Chances are, you probably have a secret, nerdy hobby that no one else has any interest in. You’ve probably learned to keep it to yourself and just enjoy it on your own time. However, when that special person finds out about it, chances are they’re genuinely interested in what you like about it, and want to experience it with you.
“If a guy is interested in you, he’ll?take the time to get to know you. He’ll not only ask about your family, work, hobbies, and interests, but he will actually listen to your answers. For example, he’ll remember your favorite food or hobbies and make a date involving your interests to show you that he cares in a personal way,” add relationship experts Lori Zaslow and Jennifer Zucher.
When someone is falling in love with you, a telltale sign is that they’re genuinely interested in even the more boring stories that you have to tell. They’re always listening and always eager to make sure that you’re listened to. They may even seem to totally get into what you’re saying, even if it’s boring.