You might think it’s strange and you might not understand it, but the first time I met my boyfriend, I knew something was completely different. I was in love.
There was a comfort to him that I had never felt before with anyone else. It was a feeling of complete vulnerability that was amazing, but also terrifying. I was able to simply be myself.
Now, we’ve all seen the romantic movies where the couple’s first meeting makes them feel that time has stopped – and for me, it did. It felt as if nothing else in the world mattered, that I was lost in time, just happy and content to be with this other person.
I didn't feel the world moving around me, and it only took about an hour for me to realize just how much I cared about him.
We constantly reinforce the idea that we have to grow to love someone through dates, years, and conversations. We have to create a relationship by getting to know that person’s complete personality.
Sometimes that’s not the case. Sometimes it might just even be the complete opposite.
I fell in love with my boyfriend before I got to know him. Yes, I do know how crazy that sounds. We fell in love with each other by staring into each other’s eyes.
I knew this was love at first sight, however, not everyone else realized it. How did I know in such a short span of time? The answer was simple.
I wasn’t just falling in love with him, I had also fallen in love with who I was with him.