10 Things You’ll Do Differently After You Fall In Love

Love can change your life. Once you find the right person, you’ll have to alter your routine and possibly even some of your opinions if you want to stay with them. Otherwise, you two aren’t going to make it. Don’t worry, because most of the time you won’t even realize that you’re doing anything differently. It’ll just come naturally.

  1. You’ll make decisions differently. After you fall in love, your life stops being all about you. You’ll need to take your partner’s feelings into consideration before you buy a dog or move across the country. You’re a team, so you’ll make those life changing decisions together.
  2. You’ll look in the mirror differently. Certain insecurities of yours will fade away once you find the right guy for you. The constant compliments he’ll give you will make you feel your best even when you look your worst. You don’t need a man in order to feel beautiful, but it can certainly help.
  3. You’ll talk to other men differently. You don’t want to be disrespectful to your man, and you don’t want to lead other men on. That’s why you’ll be careful not to come across as flirty whenever you’re chatting with your hot coworkers.
  4. You’ll make love differently. Sex is exciting, even when it’s with a stranger. Of course, once you make love to someone you actually love, it will feel like an entirely new experience. Each touch will feel intense, because you know that the sex actually means something.
  5. You’ll spend your money differently. Financial disputes are one of the biggest causes of divorce. If your man wants to save up for an apartment, you can’t waste all of your paychecks on clothes. You’ll have to sit down and discuss how much you each plan on spending on specific items every month. That way, you’ll have fewer arguments.
  6. You’ll spend your holidays differently. You’ve spent every holiday with your parents since you were born, but after you enter a serious relationship, that can change. Your man needs to see his family, too, which means that you might have to spend one year with his family instead of your own.
  7. You’ll listen to love songs differently. You might make fun of Taylor Swift now, but after you fall in love, you’ll relate to all of her songs. The lyrics you used to think were corny and cliché will end up resonating with you.
  8. You’ll spend your days differently. If you want to stay with your partner, you’ll have to rearrange your schedule to fit them into it. That might require cutting down on work hours or television time. Of course, you could always compromise by sitting your partner down to watch Game of Thrones with you. Turn your solo activities into group activities.
  9. You’ll look at other couples differently. When you see an older couple, you’ll wonder what you and your man will be like when you reach that age. When you see a couple arguing, you’ll be thankful that your man never fights with you in public. Whenever a couple passes by, it’ll remind you of your own relationship, because your man will always be on your mind.
  10. You’ll think about the future differently. When you find the right person, you won’t be able to imagine your life without them. That’s why your plans for the future might change. Instead of dreaming about what your very own apartment would look like, you’ll dream about decorating the big house that you two will share one day.
Holly Riordan is a writer from Long Island, New York who has authored several science fiction and horror books. A graduate of Stony Brook University, she has spent nearly a decade writing for publications including Thought Catalog, Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, and more. You can find her on Instagram @hollyrio and Twitter @hollyyrio.