Is It Love Or Infatuation?
What is this feeling called “love” that everybody so desperately wants to experience? Many times, a girl likes a guy because he is handsome. This kind of romantic and dreamy ideology, where the girl is waiting for her Prince Charming, is not love. Such a feeling is called infatuation, and there is a huge difference between infatuation and love. It is very difficult to judge whether you are infatuated or in love. To analyze if your feelings for a person are due to infatuation or it is love, it is a must that you should know what exactly love and infatuation mean and the difference between them.
To begin with, infatuation is nothing but an instant desire or passion. Usually the desire is physical. It is a feeling where only desires are affected, not your innermost emotions. Secondly, a person ‘gets’ infatuated but ‘falls’ in love. If you have ever thought of fainting at the sight of an attractive guy, then it is infatuation. It is basically a physical attraction. Often, when you are infatuated by a guy, you hardly know anything about him. When you are infatuated, you have a feeling of insecurity.
When you are in love, there is no such feeling as jealousy, envy or insecurity. In fact, love is an unconventional relationship. It does not have any physical or materialistic bonds. Physical attraction has hardly any importance in love. You fall in love only when your characteristics and the wave length and thoughts of the person whom you love match.