What Does Falling in Love Feel Like? (25 Answers)

Falling in love is something everyone should experience. It’s an adventure filled with excitement, hope, and a whirlwind of emotions. But how do you know if you’re really falling in love?

I’m here to walk you through it. Having experienced both the ups and downs that come with love, I’ve got some insights to share.

In this article, I’ll explain the different feelings that come with falling in love. We’ll look at the highs, the surprises, and the heartfelt connections. So, are you ready for the rush? Let’s start and see what makes falling in love so special.

Falling in Love Feels Like You’re Glowing Inside

When you’re falling in love, it’s like a light turns on inside you. Your face might actually light up when you’re happy, which happens a lot when you’re in love.

People might start telling you that you look different in a good way. It’s because all the good feelings you have inside can show on the outside. This glow is not just your imagination; it’s a real thing that happens to many people.

What this looks like:

  • Smiling without even knowing you’re doing it.
  • A sparkle in your eyes that wasn’t there before.
  • Getting compliments from people saying you look well or happy.

It Feels Like Constant Butterflies in Your Stomach

Falling in love gives you a thrilling feeling in your belly. It’s like excitement that pops up whenever you think of or see that special person.

These feelings make ordinary moments feel special. You’re thrilled by the idea of being close to them. Even small gestures from them excite you.

Example: Let’s say you’re about to see your partner after a day apart. Your stomach might start doing somersaults because you’re so excited.

"Whenever you see the person, your stomach feels the butterflies, and you can also see their eyes light up with joy from seeing you, too."

Katie Ziskind, LMFT | Owner, Wisdom Within Counseling

Falling in Love Feels Like You’re Always Dreaming

Being in love can feel like you’re in a dream. Everything seems better and more exciting when you’re in love. You may find yourself daydreaming about the future with your partner.

Days can seem to go by really fast when you’re spending time with your love. And when they’re not around, you might find the time drags on slowly because you miss them.

For example, you might be at work, but your mind keeps wandering to thoughts of your partner. You can be smiling without realizing it as you think about the next time you’ll be together.

It Feels Like Every Call or Text Brightens Your Day

When you’re falling in love, every time your phone pings with a message from that person, you can’t help but feel a rush of excitement. You might be having a tough day, but a simple “Hey” from them seems to lift your spirits right away.

This happens because hearing from the person you’re into reminds you that you’re on their mind, too. Each interaction feels meaningful and special. 

Falling in Love Feels Like Every Song Is About You

There’s this thing that happens when you’re deep into falling for someone: suddenly, it feels like all the love songs on the radio are about your life. Each lyric seems to match up perfectly with what you’re going through.

Songs you never paid much attention to before are on repeat because they just get you now. You might catch yourself belting out love songs in the shower or the car, and that’s a giveaway that you’re smitten.

Remember: Music has a way of capturing emotions we sometimes can’t put into words. It’s cool how a song can feel like a soundtrack to your romance.

Falling in Love Feels Like an Adrenaline Rush

This happens because you’re excited and maybe a bit nervous. It’s normal, and almost everyone who falls in love goes through it. It’s a physical sign that shows you care a lot about this person.

Every meeting feels like a burst of energy rushes through you. Honestly, it’s both thrilling and a bit overwhelming sometimes.

What it looks like:

  • You feel a quickened heartbeat when they are near.
  • There’s a rush of excitement every time they enter the room.
  • You find it hard to focus on anything else but them.

It Feels Like You Can’t Stop Smiling

When you’re in love, your face seems to have a mind of its own, always breaking into a smile.

No matter what you’re doing—laundry, grocery shopping, or stuck in traffic—if you’re thinking of them, you’re grinning. It’s like your cheeks have decided they’re on team love, and there’s no going back.

This smile is often so big and spontaneous that you don’t even realize you’re doing it until someone points it out. And the best part? It feels awesome to have so much joy spilling over!

Falling in Love Feels Like You Can Conquer Anything

There’s this unbeatable feeling you get when you’re in love—it’s like you’re on top of the world, and nothing can bring you down.

Everything seems possible and within reach. All of a sudden, you’re more upbeat and confident, ready to take on new challenges. Life feels more vibrant and exciting.

A few things to consider:

  • Confidence is fantastic, but staying humble is key.
  • Share your successes and happy vibes with your loved one—they helped you find that strength.
  • Enjoy the high, but balance it with realistic expectations.

It Feels Like Worries Disappear With Them

When you’re with the person you love, it’s like your worries just melt away. Their company is like a stress-relief button that makes everything seem less intense. You’re not ignoring your issues; it’s just that being with them makes your problems feel lighter.

They remind you that you’re not facing life alone, and that makes everything more manageable. It’s really nice to have someone who makes the tough stuff feel not quite so tough, you know?


  • Don’t ignore problems just because you’re in love—they’ll need attention eventually.
  • It’s great to have support, but remember, it’s also okay to solve some things on your own.
  • Make sure you’re there for them, too, when they need to escape their worries.

Falling in Love Feels Like Every Moment Is Meaningful

In love, every little thing you do together feels important. Ordinary stuff becomes fun, like:

  • Grabbing coffee
  • Grocery shopping
  • Cooking dinner

You start to appreciate all the little things more. It’s like the boring day-to-day stuff isn’t so boring anymore. When you’re with them, time is precious, and you want to make the most of it.

My personal favorite is realizing that a lazy Sunday doing nothing is the best part of your week because they’re with you.

It Feels Like Being Understood Effortlessly

When you’re in love, feeling understood by your partner comes so easily. You don’t have to explain your jokes or why you’re feeling a certain way; they get it. It’s like you’re on the same wavelength, and a simple look can say a lot.

This understanding makes you feel close and connected. You know you’re valued for being yourself, which feels really great!

Example: Maybe you had a bad day, and before you say anything, they’re already there with a hug. They know just what you need without you having to spell it out.

"Falling in love feels like you have a better understanding of yourself and of the world. If you're falling in love, you've met someone who will guide you closer to your purpose, who will support you in your endeavors and remind you when you're not acting on your highest self."

Morgan Balavage | Meditation Coach | Yoga Instructor, Splendid Yoga

It Feels Like an Inexplicable Bond Pulls You Together

Falling in love comes with this strong feeling that you’re connected in a way you can’t quite explain. No matter what happens, you feel drawn back to them. This makes you want to be near them constantly.

This bond isn’t something you can easily put into words because it runs so deep. It’s as if you are destined for each other.

For instance, you always find your way back to each other, even after a disagreement. This bond is special and not something everyone finds. It’s important to cherish and protect it.

It Feels Like Everything Makes Sense Together

When you’re falling in love, it’s like all the pieces of your life just start to fit. Your past experiences, your dreams for the futureit all feels like it’s leading up to this relationship.

The confusion you once had about love seems to clear up. This feeling of everything making sense shows how well you complement each other.

Example: You used to question why previous relationships didn’t work out, but now you see how those experiences helped you recognize the right person for you. This realization makes you feel more at peace with your past.

It Feels Like Never Running Out of Things to Talk About

Talking to someone you’re falling in love with is different. Time flies, and there’s always something to chat about. The conversation just keeps flowing, whether it’s:

  • Silly jokes
  • How your day went
  • Sharing dreams

This connection is pretty special because it means you’re both genuinely interested in each other’s lives. Each chat brings new discoveries and deeper connections.

Pro Tip: Communication is key to a healthy relationship. These endless talks help you understand each other better. Embrace this flow and stay curious about each other.

Falling in Love Feels Like Wanting to Improve

When you fall in love, you suddenly want to be the best version of yourself. It’s not that they’re asking you to change; you just want to do better. Maybe you start:

  • Hitting the gym more.
  • Eating healthier.
  • Picking up that book you’ve been meaning to read.

It’s all because this person inspires you to level up. The motivation to grow and be better comes from wanting to share a better future together. For instance, you used to let dirty dishes pile up, but now, you do them right away!

It Feels Like Everything Reminds You of Them

You know you’re in love when out of nowhere, things around you start making you think of them. It could be a song, a place, or even a specific food. The world is suddenly full of little memories and pieces that bring them to mind.

It’s nice because it feels like they’re with you even when they’re not. Even small stuff, like a coffee you both like, can make you smile and think of them.

It Feels Like Finding Your Comfort Zone

Finding someone you’re comfortable with feels like getting into your comfiest clothes at the end of a long day. You can be yourself around them, no acting needed. You don’t feel the need to put on a façade or hide your flaws.

With them, you don’t have to worry about being judged or feeling awkward. It’s this easy, relaxed feeling when you’re together that just feels right.

For example, you two can go from having a silly pillow fight to having a deep conversation about life without missing a beat. It feels completely natural to be your weird, goofy self around them.

It Feels Like Your Happiness Is Boosted

Falling in love has a way of turning up the volume on your happiness. You find joy in things that maybe didn’t excite you before. It’s like your overall mood just gets lifted, and life feels more fun.

You’re more likely to laugh, appreciate little things, and have a positive outlook. Everything just seems a bit better because you’ve got that loving feeling.

Example: Even on a Monday morning, which used to be a drag, you’re finding reasons to smile. Things that used to bother you just don’t seem to hit as hard anymore.

"The endorphins and dopamine that are being triggered and released result in brain scans similar to a person who is on drugs. There is a feeling of euphoria that happens when a person sees the other with whom they are developing these feelings."

Dr. Miro Gudelsky | Intimacy Expert

Falling in Love Feels Like Seeing Brighter Colors

When you’re falling in love, it can feel like the whole world is more vibrant. Maybe it’s not that the colors actually change, but your perception of them might. The blue of the sky, the green of the trees, or the colors in a sunset all just seem to pop more.

It’s like your senses are dialed up a notch because you’ve got this positive energy inside you. Everything is just more appealing and alive.

For instance, on a walk in the park, the flowers just seem to be extra colorful, as if they turned up their brightness just for you.

Falling in Love Feels Like Risks Are Worth It

When you fall in love, suddenly, the risks don’t seem that scary. You’re willing to open up, be vulnerable, and maybe even take leaps you wouldn’t have before.

It’s like having someone special in your corner gives you courage. Sure, the thought of getting hurt is still there, but the potential for great things makes taking the risk feel worth it.

What it looks like:

  • Making big life decisions with confidence.
  • Trying new things that you’d normally be nervous about.
  • Going after dreams you might have been hesitant to chase before.

It Feels Like Celebrating Their Every Achievement

When you’re in love, you feel proud of them for everything they accomplish, big or small. Their victories feel like your own. When they nail a presentation at work or even just win a game of cards, you’re ready to break out the confetti.

Their happiness becomes your happiness, and you’re always ready to cheer them on. You find yourself wanting to tell everyone about how awesome they are.

Even if they achieve something small, like finishing the last level of a video game, you congratulate them with heartfelt enthusiasm.

It Feels Like Missing Them Immediately After Goodbye

You might just be parting ways after the school bell rings, but you’re already looking forward to the next time you’ll see them. The absence is felt immediately, leaving a little void that only their presence can fill.

It’s like a piece of you goes with them every time they leave, and you can’t wait to be whole again. Missing them becomes a regular part of your emotions.

Example: You’ve just waved them off at their doorstep, but as you walk away, you’re already sending a text about how much you miss them. Before you know it, you’re planning the next date in your head.

"It feels like you can’t wait to see the person, especially when they’re feeling the same thing back. You might think about this person at 2 AM and you might not be able to sleep from feeling in love."

Katie Ziskind, LMFT | Owner, Wisdom Within Counseling

It Feels Like Having a Best Friend and Lover in One

Falling in love is amazing because you get the best of both worlds. They’re the first person you think of when:

  • You have news to share.
  • You need advice.
  • You want someone to just hang out with. 

You not only have that romantic spark but also the comfort and understanding of a true friend. You can laugh together, cry together, and everything in between.

Example: You win tickets to a concert, and your immediate thought is how great it’s going to be to experience it with them. Not just as a date, but because you know you’ll have a blast together, just like with your best friend.

Falling in Love Feels Like Feeling Safe and Secure

Falling in love often brings a sense of safety and security. You feel protected and confident when you’re with them.

It’s a peaceful feeling knowing that someone has your back no matter what. Your fears and anxieties seem smaller when they’re around. This security makes your relationship feel solid and trustworthy.

What it looks like:

  • Feeling calm and relaxed in their presence.
  • Trusting them with your thoughts and feelings.
  • Knowing you have someone to rely on when life gets tricky.

It Feels Like Their Happiness Is Your Happiness

Seeing them happy makes you feel like you’re walking on air. Their smile becomes one of your favorite sights in the world.

When something good happens to them, you’re uplifted as if it’s happening to you. It’s like your emotions are linked; their good mood can turn your bad day around.

Example: When they receive good news, you’re just as excited as they are, and you find ways to celebrate together. Seeing them happy makes your day better, too.

More Takeaways From the Experts

“… They find excuses to be together all the time, even those who are rational and know they are supposed to play it cool.”

Dave Popple, Ph.D. | President, Psynet Group

“Healthy love feels safe, grounded, and secure. You think of the person often but more to contribute to the person’s life somehow, e.g. ‘Oh, he would love this’ or ‘I think I’ll get this for her.'”

Michelle Baxo | International Love Coach

“Falling in love feels like the first rays of warm sunshine felt on bare skin after a snowy winter: enlivening, emboldening, enlightening.”

Morgan Balavage | Meditation Coach | Yoga Instructor, Splendid Yoga

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the first signs of falling in love?

Early signs include butterflies in your stomach, constantly thinking about the person, and feeling excited when you’re together. You may also notice a boost in your mood and frequent smiling.

Why do I feel nervous around someone I’m falling in love with?

It’s common to feel nervous because there’s a lot at stake emotionally. You care about what they think of you, and you really hope they like you back. That can make anyone a bit jittery.

How does falling in love change your perspective on things?

Love often makes you see the world in a more positive light. Colors appear brighter, music feels more meaningful, and you find joy in small details. It can make you appreciate life more and feel more connected to the world around you.

Does falling in love make you want to share everything with your partner?

Yes, falling in love often includes the desire to share your thoughts, experiences, and feelings. You feel understood and valued, which makes sharing feel natural and enjoyable.

How long does the feeling of falling in love last?

The intense rush of falling in love can last for different lengths of time for different people. For some, it might be a few months; for others, a couple of years. After that, love tends to settle into a deeper, steadier feeling.

Final Thoughts

Love is such a powerful emotion. It’s one of the few things in life that can make you feel completely alive and connected. Falling in love gives us memories and feelings we hold onto forever.

Enjoy the laughs, the long talks, and all those loving glances at your favorite person in the world. The good stuff comes from enjoying each other’s company and making each other happy. When you find the right person, life just gets better.

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Jessa Claire is a registered healthcare provider. Music lover. Daydreamer. Thalassophile. Foodie. A hardworking Capricorn. Most days, an incurable empath. An old soul. Down-to-earth. Vibrant.

When she's not writing, she can be seen relaxing with headphones on or engrossed in her favorite fan fiction book.