Website design By BotEap.comYes of course! If you clicked on this article hoping to find magic words to say and make someone instantly fall in love with you or some kind of love spell to cast on that not-so-interested boy / man or girl / woman, I’m sorry to disappoint you. Website design By BotEap.comI’m old school in this case. You can’t rush love. No, you just have to wait. Love is not easy. It is a game of give and take. You have to trust, give it time. Website design By BotEap.comBut how long does it take for someone to fall in love? And at what point do you say, “OMG! I can’t believe this is happening to me!” Website design By BotEap.comPersonally, I don’t think any “love expert” can tell you with 100% certainty how long it will take someone to fall in love. If someone tells you they know exactly how to make someone love you forever in 30 or even 90 minutes, get a hint. It’s Kool-Aid! 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I wrote an article titled “I love you” – How soon is too soon? “And what I said in summary is that each man or woman has their own different schedule to say ‘I love you.’ A new person, while others prefer to wait a while to be 150% sure that they really love the person they are what these words are saying to you. And for some people, saying “I love you” is like saying “Thank you” or “Goodbye.” In other words, saying “I love you” does not always mean that someone is falling in love or is in love with you. . Website design By BotEap.comI asked some of my clients to tell me when it was “they knew for sure” and here are some of their responses. Website design By BotEap.com1. I knew it when we started calling each other every day. But more than that, I could hear in her voice that I was the one she wanted to share all her news with first. Website design By BotEap.com2. We talked about some areas where we felt incredibly separate. 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M. goes out of his way to make sure he will never leave me. And I believe him with all my heart. Website design By BotEap.com6. We didn’t have big schedules and neither of us was in a rush to get our relationship going anywhere. We focus a lot on getting to know each other, spending time together, and talking. One day we both looked at each other and we knew it. It’s like when you open the door and you know you are home. Website design By BotEap.com7. It was when he told me that he had reserved a space for my things in his closet. That told me that he was comfortable sharing his space with me. Website design By BotEap.com8. Valentine’s Day. I asked him if there was anything he wanted to say or wanted to hear that hadn’t been said. She said “I love you”. I said “I love you more”. Neither of us had said that to the other and we had been together for more than two years. Website design By BotEap.comSimply put, there is no single time period for someone to fall in love. 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