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12 Signs You're In Love With Each Other
Wondering if the kilig feeling will last for long? Here, Cosmo names hints that you’re hot for each other and have what it takes to make it last.
Posted on September 8, 2009
by Dana Hudepohl
It's the paradox of being part of a long-term twosome: Though your devotion to each other is deep, at some point, the supernova-hot love sparks that made your pulse pound during your early dating days start to fizzle out. And without that love buzz, even the most confident chick is left wondering if her once-smoldering relationship has lost some of its juice.

Don't panic. Truth is, the passion that fueled your union likely hasn't disappeared—it's simply hiding within your real-life couple routine. “The first year that you're together, your attraction is so new, you get goose bumps just [by] looking at each other,” explains Pepper Schwartz, PhD, author of Everything You Know About Love and Sex Is Wrong. “But as you become a steady duo, those fireworks just reveal themselves in different ways.”

Below, check out the signs of a sexy, healthy, thrilling, and fulfilling relationship—year two and beyond.

Hot-For-Each-Other Hint 1: He brings out your most dynamic side.

When you're with your man, your self-confidence bumps up a few notches and you feel like you're capable of tackling anything. And with you by his side, his charm rubs off on everyone in the room. That's because couples whose love rush is still raging highlight each other's greatest qualities: They feel happier, smarter, and stronger knowing that their partner has their back.

There's actually a genuine physiological reason why his presence magnifies your personality (and vice versa): When two people possess serious chemistry, being in close proximity triggers the production of the energy-upping hormone adrenaline. “That power surge acts like a brain stimulant, amping your best features each time you're together,” Schwartz says.

Hot-For-Each-Other Hint 2: Even after so much time together, you sometimes look at each other and can't stop grinning.

Hot-For-Each-Other Hint 3: You get mad as hell at each other.

Passion manifests itself in various ways: think toe-curling sex, a fierce nurturing instinct…and the occasional tear-your-hair-out argument. So if you and your guy feel like wringing each other's neck every so often, don't take it as a bad omen—seething is a sign of a healthy union. “Feeling really intense anger now and then is generally a sign of passionate feelings,” explains Nanette Rowe, PhD, a psychologist in San Mateo, California. “It's the flip side of the extreme emotion that brings you that rapturous love high.”

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  • kristin_2883
    hmm..kaya pla.hehe
    November 03, 2011 at 11:15 pm    report abuse   
  • icx
    ay inlavey nga ako sa kanya. =)) i hope ganon din sha ^_^
    October 10, 2011 at 07:15 am    report abuse   
  • graceila24
    hint #3 gnun kami sa isat isa...gnun pla un ^_^
    October 03, 2011 at 03:38 pm    report abuse   
  • Sweetymary
    haha my boyfriend and I just answered all 12. Guilty as charged nga! :))
    August 14, 2011 at 02:55 pm    report abuse   
  • Nee
    You brush the hair out of his face spontaneously. THIS IS SO ME!
    June 07, 2010 at 05:31 pm    report abuse   
  • hazelnutzy
    these are all TRUE :P
    April 27, 2010 at 02:12 pm    report abuse   
  • lalabong
    love makes you smile everyday.
    March 22, 2010 at 10:15 am    report abuse   
  • lalabong
    ang sarap talaga ma inlove. i love the feeling of being in love.
    March 22, 2010 at 10:15 am    report abuse   
  • mary_ann_lei
    ang mahirap pag ikaw lang in love sa kanya
    March 12, 2010 at 05:17 pm    report abuse   
  • mary_ann_lei
    pag tawa kayo ng tawa
    March 12, 2010 at 12:28 pm    report abuse   

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