Being in love with someone is a really weird thing. It’s not so much the whole caring-with-everything-you-have part of love that makes it weird, but rather the you-can-do-pretty-much-anything-and-get-away-with-it part. Let’s face it: We all know that there’s an invisible switch that gets flipped after you fall head over heels for someone. Suddenly, a lot of the “deal breakers” or “red flags” you’d be quick to run away from become “quirks” and “cute habits” that you find endearing about your one and only.
And why is that? Why are we so apt to make concessions on the things that we’ve told our friends we could never get over? To quote a beloved Youtube video, “Love makes you crazy.”
So, here’s a list of things that aren’t very cute when you’re not feelin’ all lovey-dovey about that special someone just yet:
1. When they snort-laugh.
Love: “HAHAHAHAH. You’re so cute, babe.”
Not in love: “You sound like a barn animal. Stop.”
2. When they get rip-roaring wasted and puke.
Love: “It’s okay, boo, get it all out, I’m here.” *cleans up, tucks into bed*
Not in love: “You just threw up in my beer. Lose my number.” *walks away*
3. When they get a bad haircut.
Love: “It looks great!”
Not in love: “I’m suddenly unsure if I ever liked you at all.”
4. When they tell you something really weird and personal.
Love: “Oh my god, I love bonding with you so much. I feel so close to you right now.”
Not in love: “Oh.” *squirms uncomfortably*
5. When they say something super sarcastic.
Love: *retorts back with something equally sarcastic, exchange high fives*
Not in love: *remain awkwardly silent until you figure out if they were kidding or not*
Good luck everyone, and may you all find weird love ASAP.
This was originally published on The Huffington Post.