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Love vs Infatuation Everyone wants to be in love but very few people know what it means When someone sees another person he or she is attracted to he or she may think Oh my God Im in love but is it real love or just simple infatuation There is a great difference between love and infatuation and when trying to determine the difference there are at least three things a person should consider interest concern and endurance The first thing a person should consider when trying deciphering the difference between love and infatuation is interest A person who is infatuated with someone is interested in that person for purely external reasons For instance suppose a person sees someone who they are really attracted to their heart begins to race and their knees go weak they may think they are falling in love but in reality their falling in infatuation True love is deeper than that When a people are truly in love with someone else they are interested in that persons inner beauty They care more about that persons character and personality traits than how cute he or she may look in a pair of jeans To become infatuated with someone takes only a second but it takes time to become in love with someone because love is based on more than just superficial interests Concern is another way to tell the difference between infatuation and love Infatuated people are primarily concerned with themselves and how the other person makes them feel They have a tendency to say things like I feel really important when Im with him or She really makes me feel good Notice how many times I or me is used Love on the other hand is completely selfless It is primarily concerned in the other person and cares more about making that person happy than having that person make them happy When infatuated people are concerned with getting When in
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