1. You can’t get enough cheesy love songs.
I’m not saying that cheesy love songs don’t always have their place (I practically have Celine Dion’s entire catalog tattooed on my ribcage), but there is a point at which even the most bubblegum-ready songs become the New Theme Song of Your Life. To put it in perspective, I once found myself on the brink of actual human tears while listening to “Hey There, Delilah,” which I proceeded to put on repeat for the next 45 minutes. To be fair, I was 18 and facing down the prospect of a long-distance relationship. But still, this kind of unacceptable insanity is only excused for those in the heady throes of love.
2. You find any reason to bring them up.
While there are going to undoubtedly be legitimate occasions to bring up your beloved, you might want to think about why your brain suddenly seems to make no distinction between “this incredible person I’m in love with” and “literally everything else on the planet.” If your roommate is wondering what you guys should make for dinner, and she suggests lasagna, and you’re like “Oh my god, so-and-so just has the cutest cat. He was totally crawling around the living room when we were making out and watching movies last night. So-and-so is such a good kisser. And has such a cute cat. You know, a cat. Like Garfield. Who is also a cat. The cat that loves lasagna. I’m sorry — we can eat whatever,” chances are you may be thinking of them more than would be considered normal.
3. Everything they do seems cute and endearing.
There will come a time when your beloved’s habits might start to err towards the irritating side, depending on how disruptive and frequent they are. It’s only natural. But for now, though, enjoy thinking that everything they do is just perfect and adorable — from the way they don’t replace the toilet paper roll, to the way they take one single fork out of the dishwasher to use instead of emptying it, to the way they don’t cover their mouth when they cough. Scoop up all those precious germs, wouldn’t want to miss a drop of their intoxicating goodness.