We often confuse infatuation with love and vice versa but they are two completely different things. So, what’s the difference between infatuation and love? Infatuation is an irrational passion due to the sexual attraction between two people while love is a feeling of intense affection for someone.
You can feel attracted to someone instantly while love takes time. See, infatuation is more of a physical thing while love is just a lot more than just physical looks. Love is real and brings a lot of emotion mixed up together. Infatuation is a kind of fantasy where you can act crazy, jealous, and possessive. Love is meant to last while infatuation isn’t.
Loving someone is more than just being attracted to them. In love you can’t be selfish, love is about giving and sharing. It’s a deep emotion which calms you down and teaches you how to forgive. When you love someone you care about them, even if they’re making mistakes.
You are committed to your partner even through hard times. You also know that you can trust your person and that they won’t walk away from you when the truth hurts. When you love someone you feel secure with them and you are committed to spend the rest of your days with them.
Love calms you down and helps you let go of the small things you can sometimes argue about with your partner. In love you make compromises; you don’t make a big deal out of every little thing that bothers you. At least you are together trying to figure out what to do and how to resolve the issue.
You can’t love someone right away; it takes time to appreciate someone for who they really are. But infatuation, on the other hand, can happen very quickly because the first thing we see in other people is their appearance. So it is very easy to feel attracted to someone.
Infatuation is not about caring for the other, it is more about our own feelings. The way we feel when we are with them and how they push us to act differently and pretending to be perfect while we know we’re not.
By being only attracted to a person’s look, you are basing your feelings on something that is very superficial instead of trying to get to truly know the person you are attracted to. When you really love someone, you don’t pretend to be perfect because you know that doesn’t matter and that love isn’t perfect.
Infatuation makes your heart skip a beat because of the excitement the person you are interested in brings into your life. But, unfortunately, this excitement doesn’t last forever. You can’t always pretend to be someone you are not. It is well known that infatuation makes you act differently than usual because of the intense feelings you are experiencing.
When you are in love, you want to see your partner happy more than yourself. You want to share every moment with them because you care about them. Together you are a team.
If you don’t think from the heart it is probably infatuation. But when the heart rules, and only then, you can talk about true love.
When you’re infatuated with someone, you are focused only on the thing you want from the other and not on what the other wants.
It is not about us, it is about you. You may think you know everything about the other when you actually don’t. And there is a reason why a relationship based on infatuation doesn’t last, it is only based on the superficial things and not on the things that truly matter.
Being infatuated with someone is okay, but don’t confuse it with love. Because loving someone is complex and it isn’t only about yourself. Don’t rush any relationship, let time do its work. You need to learn how to build a stable relationship. Learn how to understand the person you spend your nights with. Love is a feeling that comes from the soul. Infatuation is only about some superficial feelings which can sometimes be very intense. Be careful and take your time. You can never be late in love, and if it is meant to be, trust me, it’s going to be.