There’s a difference between caring about someone and loving them. There’s also a difference between loving someone and being in love with them. Are you in love?
Time together, time apart. When you care about someone, you like to spend time with that person. When you love someone you really enjoy spending time with them. When you are in love spending time away from the one you’re in love with is like torture. A day can seem like an eternity. A week can seem like a million times forever.
I miss you. When you care about someone you miss them occasionally. When you love someone you may miss them often. When you are in love with someone you miss them the minute they leave. You miss them more than a little. More than a lot. You miss them SO much.
Passion beyond measure. When you care about someone there may be some sparks. There may be a little physical attraction. When you love someone you want them. They excite you and turn you on. When you’re in love with someone the passion between the two of you cannot be measured, cannot be tamed. It’s undeniable, immediate, wild and hot like fire.
No one’s perfect. When you care about someone you can see their flaws. You get a sense of who they are both good and bad. When you love someone you understand their flaws and imperfections, and you accept them. When you’re in love with someone their flaws don’t exist. You know they’re there. You just don’t care. You love the person so deeply that flaws and imperfections cease to matter. The persons flaws become perfect imperfections. They make the person who they are and make you love that person even more.
Time stands still. When you care about someone times goes by minute by minute, hour by hour. When you love someone time goes by too fast. When you’re in love with someone time stands still. One kiss can last for hours but seem like it’s lasted for mere seconds. One embrace can erase all thoughts and surroundings.
What you would do. When you care about someone you would do what you could to help them out, to be there for them when and if they needed you. When you love someone you’d do just about anything for them, to make them happy, to make sure that they were alright. When you’re in love with someone there is NOTHING you would not do. You’d give your life, your heart, your soul just to dry a tear or see them smile.
Your future. When you care about someone you live in the now, not really thinking much about the future. When you love someone you consider the possibility that maybe they’ll be a part of your future. It’s a thought that crosses your mind. When you are in love with someone you can’t imagine your future without them. You can’t see that person ever not being there. The thought of losing that person brings tears to your eyes.