How Long Does It Take to Fall in Love? The Little Things that Count

Are you thinking your current beau is the one for you but not sure if it’s been long enough? Here’s your guide to how long does it take to fall in love.

If you ask 100 different couples around the world how long does it take to fall in love, you will probably get 100 different answers. Love is one of the trickiest things to measure because it doesn’t take a physical form.

The thing about love is it differs from couple to couple and people feel things at different rates. Not only does it change from person to person, but it might also change as you age. When you were five, you probably fell in love with any cute person that made you feel special.

As you get older, it changes—maybe you don’t fall in love nearly as quickly as you once did. I can even tell the difference between how quickly I fell in love five years ago, versus how I fall in love now. Before, it wouldn’t take me much time at all to fall for someone. Now, it takes a bit longer, due to what I’ve been through.

There are a number of different things that impact how quickly or slowly you fall in love. To really determine how long it takes, know a few factors that inhibit the development of affection.

Love and age

As you get older, the pace at which you fall in love differs greatly. Maybe it’s because you realize love is something different. Maybe it’s because you didn’t know what love was when you were younger, but have since felt it and know what you’re looking for.

Either way, how long it takes to fall in love has a lot to do with your own age. Now, this isn’t always the case. I’m sure you’ve heard of 70-year-olds who fell in love the very first day they met.

But would they truly be in love? Or just consumed with lust?

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