A lot of people are confused, are they in love or what they have with a significant other purely physical? There are many tell tale signs of lust and love and here is how you can clear up any confusion about the latest romance in life.
1. How long have you been together?
If you have been dating for a short while and can’t seem to stop thinking about each other, you might think you have found your soulmate. But hold on! Love needs time to grow and it is different from the insatiable lust or attraction that only lasts a few months, weeks or even days.
2. Are You “Friends”?
No, this is not a reference to the mega-hit sitcom and it’s impossible for every couple to be Ross and Rachel or Monica and Chandler but you might want to answer this truthfully. Couples in love also consider each other best friends and have a solid foundation. Those experiencing lust are only attracted to the physical aspects of their relationships.
3. What attracts you to each other?
If it’s something purely physical then congratulations, you are experiencing true lust. But if you can see the personality beneath a rough exterior and find your partner attractive and beautiful no matter what, you are most likely in love.
4. Do you feel a sense of security?
Partners are a source of comfort, security and friendship. If you have those you will have love, but those opting for lust are only together for the physical relationship.
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