Real love and dating

True love isn’t felt in a heartbeat or in a second glance. And contrary to popular belief, love at first sight isn’t really love at all.

In fact, love at first sight is nothing but an infatuation.

It’s a strong surge of romantic and sexual emotions that overwhelm you.

[Read: 10 reasons why saying ‘I love you’ too soon sucks] When you first start dating someone or fall for someone at first sight, what you experience isn’t love.

As much as you feel like you’re head over heels in love, you really aren’t.

You’re just experiencing the first stage of love, a small part in the stages of love known as the infatuation stage. When someone gets lucky or gets a better job, you get jealous of them.

[Read: The 9 stages of love all couples go through] What is true love then? It’s the kind of love many of us chase after, but few truly find or realize it until it’s too late. True love is the kind of love and affection you have for someone that isn’t bound by the laws of human behavior. And when someone shatters your ego or humiliates you, you want your revenge.

This is human behavior, because these traits are engrained within us.

But when you experience true love with someone, your primal instincts and behavior change only towards this person. It makes you a better human being towards a special someone.[Read: A true story of unconditional love] When does one experience true love? What you experience in the first year or so of a relationship is infatuation and sexual attraction.As the bursts of infatuation start to fade with the first few arguments and the first few misunderstandings, that’s when love starts to enter the picture.And this is where most couples start to drift away emotionally, or even end up breaking up because of incompatibilities.If you’re in a relationship where both of you truly understand each other and feel compatible with each other, and most importantly, love each other, chances are, you’re experiencing true love already.[Read: 50 questions to test your compatibility in the relationship] Experiencing true love in your life Is true love a once in a lifetime experience? You can experience them many times over, and with many people at the same time.

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