9 Scientifically Proven Ways to Know When You’re In Love

Unfortunately for all you hopeless romantics out there, ‘falling in love’ is actually a chemically-induced cerebral process. It has nothing to do with horoscopes or any other make-believe shit. It is nothing more than elevated dopamine levels in your brain. Having said that, being in love is one of the greatest feelings one can have.

I think I was in love once. I can’t remember her name. She was Brazilian, or Chinese, or something weird. I met her in the bathroom of a K-Mart and we made out for hours. Then we parted ways, never to see each other again. The following list comprises thought processes typically associated with someone who has been shot by Cupid. Here are 10 scientifically proven ways of knowing you’re in love.

This one’s special.

This is the belief that your chosen beloved is unique. This behavior is coupled with an inability to feel romantic feelings for anyone else. This single-mindedness is the result of association induced dopamine levels. Dopamine is responsible for feeling good, attention and focus.

She’s perfect.

Realistically, she’s not perfect. No one is. But when you’re in love, you tend to overlook a person’s negative traits and focus only on their positive traits. Love is blind, etc.

Emotional Instability.


This is another typical sign that you've been bitten by the love bug. You’re an emotional wreck. You go from being euphoric one second, to being down in the dumps the next. These mood swings are comparable to those of drug addicts.


This is one a lot of us can probably relate to. We all know couples who are obsessed and over-protective of one another. Believe it or not, this is chemical-related. The brain displays similar characteristics to those of obsession when the subject is in love. It’s all to do with decreased serotonin levels or some shit.

I wish I could be with her all the time.

Separation anxiety, fear of rejection, emotional dependence and being a general loser are all scientifically proven traits exhibited by people in love.

I’d do anything for her.


Would you actually though? Would you fight Brock Lesnar, a polar bear and Triple H at the same time for her? Yeah, that’s what I thought. Shut the fuck up.


This notion originates back in the day, when it was up to the man in a relationship to deter other suitors until conception occurred. Unfortunately, the modern version of this includes Facebook creeping and going through each other’s phones. It makes you realise, the boys back in the day had it a lot easier.

It’s more than just sex.

This is when you really know you’re in love. You actually want to be nice to them and shit, even after you get your bit.

Copycat behaviour.

Apparently, both subconscious mimicking of your partner's mannerisms and acting in accordance with their value system are signs that you’re in love. This is the most embarrassing tell-tale sign that you've fallen for them. If you think about it, you’re bound to know a few couples who are guilty of this.

So there you have it: how to know when you’re in love, bro. Being in love is bloody magical... embrace it.

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Rudolph Brotherton
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Rudolph is an under-achieving, morally defunct, self-professed ladies man. His hobbies include sex, pugs and rock ‘n’ roll. He makes Johnny Bravo look like Postman Pat. He is the real deal. The original Heartbreak Kid. Looking to improve your game with the ladies? Listen very carefully...
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