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May this thread inspire you, not depress you. There's love out there waiting for all of us, in some form, so keep your mind and heart open, especially in these dark times. And if that fails, get a cat.

Raisas03 asked: When did you realize you were in love with someone?

Submissions have been edited for clarity, context, and profanity.


So, my cats.

When you caught yourself thinking about them unintentionally all the time, not intimacy stuffs tho. And just want to be around them for no reason at all.

cafs_and_naps

OMG im in love with my motorcyle.

BumKnickle

Turns out I love my taxes.

TheTeaSpoon

This 100%. You look at things and naturally think "Oh, X would really like that," and you make it a point to tell them about it or buy it for them. You also notice and take note of the small things/quirks about them because you find the things/quirks endearing.

Inillustrious

That's love, oh yeah.

When I gave him the last slice of pizza when I really wanted it.

xicanamarrana

This! I can only share the food I like if I have a crush on the person. Also, I remember reading some funny article on "how little kids explain what love is" and I remember one answer was along the lines of "you want to share your happy meal with him without asking him to do the same." That just hits home.

lostoldnameagain

Yeah! And this happens almost every Friday night at our house. I figure if I ever take the last slice then it's time to break up. Which will never happen.

xicanamarrana

Oh damn. My heart just skipped a beat.

A_Wild_VelociFaptor

Nailed it.

3/5/09 17:34 Central.

klsi832

Amazing, you've been in love since 1909.

Reddichu9001

*1809.

ankymonkey

This is definitely special.

When I had a really bad day and went to see her, I planed on bitching about it. Second I saw her, that bad day/feeling went away. Didn't realize it until the next day that she didn't even need to do anything to cheer me up, seeing her was enough.

Bobbytom

This is so important. I know that I genuinely feel something for someone when just walking in the door and seeing them makes the whole crappy day worth it. Not a single word has to be said but just their existence makes the world brighter.

introspection101

When u tryna be mad and serious cuz bad things are happening but u start smiling just because she's around.

Duggie1330

Sharing glee.

When I get excited about something and I really want to tell them specifically.

yougottabeyoubabe

This. I often want to share things with friends, but when I first met my wife, I just wanted to tell her everything I got excited about. I wanted to hear about her day. I wanted to do whatever I could to make happy, because seeing her happy brought me so much joy.

thememeologist

Anyone else feeling attacked?

When they started distancing themselves.

Fatalmistake

I feel this. I'm in love with a man who just isn't ready for a relationship. We saw each other for a few weeks and he started to distance himself. I told him it was ok to be just friends until he was ready, if he ever gets to that point. When he agreed, and how much that hurt, that's when I knew I was actually in love this time. Whenever I get excited about something, I want to tell him (I don't). Whenever I read threads on how you know you love someone, or how did you know he was the one, or anything like that, I think of him and only him. When I see stuff he likes I put it in the cart knowing he will love it, only to have to put it back. It's all these little things, that I've never noticed with anyone else.

jumpyraccoon

Life is too short man, you have to let yourself be vulnerable. Just take it slow, keep yourself in check and don't go overboard. If she isn't interested, then it's a total waste of time pining about what a relationship with her would be like in your head, cause, truth time, it probably wouldn't be that way anyway.

drifter_

Love makes us silly.

When I start acting goofy and childish type of happy and cannot control it.

NCostello73

Go away.

When I started dating my girlfriend, we both decided that we didn't want anything serious. We spoke more and more and hung out some, and I was really enjoying her company.

I felt a real eternal sadness knowing that we both agreed to keep it casual, since I thought she wouldn't be interested in being exclusive. One day I basically told her I wanted her to be my girlfriend, since I didn't want anybody else. She in turn told me she was exploring the idea of calling it off since she was getting so attached to me.

That was 9 years ago and we're doin' well together. :)

lazarus870

This is weird how similar it is to how my bf and I got together. Met on Tinder, both just looking for casual sex. After about two months I knew I was developing very real feelings, but since we hadn't agreed on it I was working up the courage to split up with him. Instead I got drunk and told him about how all I wanted was to be with him. Turns out he'd been feeling the same, and told me later that if I had broken things off, he would have been incredibly sad. We've been together ever since, living together for 5 months now and going strong.

ummmnoway

The willingness to adapt.

He paid attention to things that were important to me and incorporated them into our relationship. Or things that might've seemed silly to him.

We've been married almost 5 years and he still surprises me with just because gifts or takes me to a store or somewhere because I mentioned it offhandedly.

zombiemeowth

Yeah yeah yeah.

When he held my hand. It's a pretty small thing but after getting to know each other we went on a date and while we were walking around he held my hand, weird to say but no man had ever done that in a tender non-sexual way before (only ever had girlfriends and one night stands with guys) and I normally HATE my personal space being encroached, but as soon as he held my hand I felt like never letting him go. Now three years in an amazing relationship and counting.

elmoelmoelmoelmoelmo

I've never dated or been in love but I held hands with a boy I was really into a few times and the first time it happened my heart felt like it was going to burst and I was on a giddy high of happiness for the rest of the night, my parents kept asking me why I was so upbeat

skinkscat

Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay

Have you ever been reading a book, watching a movie, or even sitting down for a fantastical cartoon and began to salivate when the characters dig into some doozy of a made up food?

You're not alone.

Food is apparently fertile ground for creativity. Authors, movie directors, and animators all can't help but put a little extra time and effort into the process of making characters' tasty delights mouthwatering even for audiences on the other side of the screen.

Read on for a perfect mixture of nostalgia and hunger.

AllWhammyNoMorals asked, "What's a fictional food you've always wanted to try?"

Some people were all about the magical foods eaten in the magical places. They couldn't help but wish they could bite into something with fantastical properties and unearthly deliciousness.

Nutritious

"Enchanted golden apple" -- DabbingIsSo2015

"The Minecraft eating sounds make me hungry" -- FishingHobo

"Gotta love that health regeneration" -- r2celjazz

"Pretty sure those are based off the golden apples that grant immortality. Norse mythology I think?" -- Raven_of_Blades

Take Your Pick

"Nearly any food from Charlie and the Chocolate factory" -- CrimsonFox100

"Came here to say snozzberries!" -- Utah_Writer

"Everlasting Gobstoppers #1, but also when they're free to roam near the chocolate river and the entire environment is edible." -- devo9er

Peak Efficiency

"Lembas" -- Roxwords

"The one that fills you with just a bite? My fat a** would be making sandwiches with two lembas breads and putting bacon, avocado and cheese inside. Then probably go for some dessert afterwards. No wonder why those elves are all skinny, eating just one measly bite of this stuff." -- sushister

Some people got stuck on the foods they saw in the cartoons they watched growing up. The vibrant colors, the artistic sounds, and the exaggerated movements all come together to form some good-looking fake grub.

The One and Only

"Krabby patty 🍔" -- Cat_xox

"And a kelp shake" -- titsclitsntennerbits

"As a kid I always pretended burgers from McDonalds were Krabby Patties, heck from time to time I still do for the nostalgia of it all. Many of my friends did the same thing." -- Thisissuchadragtodo

Cheeeeeeeeese

"The pizza from an extremely goofy movie. The stringy cheese just looked magical lol" -- ES_Verified

"The pizza in the old TMNT cartoon as well." -- gate_of_steiner85

"Only bested by the pizza from All Dogs Go to Heaven." -- Purdaddy

Get a Big Old Chunk

"Those giant turkey drumsticks in old cartoons that characters would tear huge chunks out of. Those things looked amazing, turkey drumsticks in real life suck and are annoying to eat."

-- Ozwaldo

Slurp, Slurp, Slurp

"Every bowl of ramen on any anime, ever." -- Cat_xox

"Studio Ghibli eggs and bacon" -- DrManhattan_DDM

"Honestly, any food in anime. I swear to god half the budget no matter what the studio goes into making the food look absolutely delicious." -- Viridun

Finally, some highlighted the things that aren't quite so far-fetched, but still far enough away that it's nothing we'll be eating anytime soon.

That tease can be enough to make your mouth water.

What's In It??

"Butter beer" -- Damn_Dog_Inappropes

"came here to say this. i was pretty disappointed with the universal studio version which was over the top sweet. it was more of a butterscotch root beer. i imagine butter beer to be something more like butter and beer, which wouldn't be crazy sweet, but would have a very deep rich flavor" -- crazyskiingsloth

Slice of the Future

"The microwave pizzas in back to the future two" -- biggiemick91

"I've been fascinated with those for years! They just look so good!" -- skoros

As Sweet As They Had

"The Turkish Delight from Lion Witch & Wardrobe. The real ones I had weren't bad but nothing special." -- spoon_shaped_spoon

"Came here to say this. I know it's a real thing, but I always imagined that it must have been amazing to betray your siblings over." -- la_yes

"You're used to freely available too sweet sweets. For a WW2 era schoolkid, it would have represented all the sweets for an entire year." -- ResponsibleLimeade



Here's hoping you made it through the list without going into kitchen for some snack you didn't actually need.

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