Some people are lucky to fall in love with someone at first sight, but for the rest of us, it takes some time to figure it out. Sometimes, it's might not even be obvious to yourself that you have these intense feelings, but you may actually be exhibiting some subtle signs you're in love. Recognizing these feelings can be useful in many instances, whether you're in a relationship and haven't said the words yet or have been spending time with getting close with someone that might no longer be platonic.
"It can be hard to determine consciously if you are in love with someone because maybe the way you feel and interact towards this person is different to the way you usually interact and feel with someone when you're in love," says behavior and relationship expert Patrick Wanis PhD over email. "It might also be hard to decipher if you're in love with this person because you might have resistance. Perhaps you don't really want to be in love with this person because they're not your type, they don't fit the typical criteria for what you're looking for in a partner, or you’re afraid of love and rejection."
No matter the reason you're confused, it can be useful to look closely at your thoughts and actions to help you determine what you really feel. Here are 11 less-obvious, subtle signs you're in love.