There are only 5 different ways of falling in love

There are only 5 different ways of falling in love

We all fall in love one way or the other but did you know that there are only five different ways in which we fall in love?

Falling in love is one of the sweetest feelings of all. It is the warm and fuzzy sensation in our hearts and the flutter of butterflies in our stomachs. Love is the feeling of transcendence which changes the way we see the world, in the most beautiful way possible.

We all fall in love (Pexels)
We all fall in love (Pexels)

Most of us fall in love, at least once and we get to experience what it is to care about someone so deeply and selflessly. We get to experience what it feels like being present for someone and getting back, in turn, the love we spend on them. 

We love the feeling of being in love (Pexels)
We love the feeling of being in love (Pexels)

But there are some clear and distinct ways in which we fall in love. While the experience of falling in love is universal but overall, there are only 5 ways in which we fall for someone. How did you fall in love? Check that out here:

There are, however, only 5 ways of falling in love (Pexels)
There are, however, only 5 ways of falling in love (Pexels)

#1 Love at first sight

Love, at first sight, is rare (Shutterstock)
Love, at first sight, is rare (Shutterstock)

Love, at first sight, may be one of the most romanticized love in popular culture and leave it to Hollywood to add glamor to this aspect of love. Falling in love at first sight, however, is one of the rarest loves and does not happen to everyone.

Love, at first sight, is romanticised (Shutterstock)
Love, at first sight, is romanticised (Shutterstock)

It is a fact that love takes time to build and while one may feel attracted towards someone by their first impression, it usually does not end in deep love. The attraction of first sight could be understood as having a crush and then we proceed to know the person better.

But it does happen sometimes (Shutterstock)
But it does happen sometimes (Shutterstock)

This is not to say, however, that love doesn't happen at first sight. There are times when the first impression of someone is enough to tell us everything we need to know about them and if it has happened to you then you are indeed one of the luckier ones.

#2 Love through friendship

This love begins with friendship (Shutterstock)
This love begins with friendship (Shutterstock)

Quite often it happens that we have a friend which we don't realize is perfect for us. We love them and we love hanging out with them without realizing that we may be falling for them. It is one of the most common ways in which we fall in love.

We realize that we are perfect for each other (Shutterstock)
We realize that we are perfect for each other (Shutterstock)

It usually begins as a friendship and slowly we start discovering more about the other person. We get to know them better and we learn about the various sides of their personalities. We get to understand them and try figuring out if they are ideal as partners as well.

Friendship transforms into love (Shutterstock)
Friendship transforms into love (Shutterstock)

As time goes on, we get more and more attached to them and we realize that what we had was more than a simple friendship. The friendship, upon realizing the same, transforms into love and then we understand the beauty of their presence in our lives.

#3 Accidental love

We didn't intend to but we did fall in love, by accident (Shutterstock)
We didn't intend to but we did fall in love, by accident (Shutterstock)

Sometimes, we fall in love without intending to. Sometimes, it happens that we were not prepared to fall for someone and yet we do. It happens that we were not even ready for a relationship but someone so special came along that we simply couldn't help ourselves.

We fall for someone we didn't expect to (Shutterstock)
We fall for someone we didn't expect to (Shutterstock)

This is the kind of love which initially surprises us as we had not intended to be in love but it also seems wonderful when we do realize its importance in our lives. The love may have been accidental but its effects are as beautiful as any other.

#4 Love with purpose

We fall in love with the intention of falling in love (Shutterstock)
We fall in love with the intention of falling in love (Shutterstock)

Loving someone with a purpose is one of the most common ways in which we fall in love but it is also one of the strongest bonds we create. This is the kind of love which takes time to build and we fall in it, gradually.

We fall in love gradually, knowingly (Shutterstock)
We fall in love gradually, knowingly (Shutterstock)

It begins with the realization that someone, in our lives, is indeed a good match for us. We feel interested in them and start admiring their qualities one at a time. We get to know more and more about them and slowly begin to see their importance in our lives.

We create a deep bond this way (Shutterstock)
We create a deep bond this way (Shutterstock)

We don't even know when we fall for them and that is one of the most beautiful things about falling in love this way. Falling in love purposefully because we know that they are perfect for us also leads to a greater degree of acceptance as we accept their good and bad sides completely.

#5 Love without knowing

We feel attached but don't know if it's love (Shutterstock)
We feel attached but don't know if it's love (Shutterstock)

Sometimes, believe it or not, we fall for people without even knowing it. We feel attracted towards them, we love spending time with them, and we just cannot imagine our lives without their company but we don't realize that we love them, romantically.

We realize this when the other person leaves (Shutterstock)
We realize this when the other person leaves (Shutterstock)

This realization usually dawns when they either go away for some time or completely separate from us. It is then that we realize how much we miss them and how much we loved them. It is in their separation that we realize their importance and the fact that we had fallen for them unknowingly.

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