1. YOU CAN'T THINK ABOUT ANYTHING ELSE
many experienced lovers will tell you this is just infatuation, obsession, or you being really goddamn horny. but, trust me, if you are hanging out with your girls and everything they say makes you think of him somehow, even the fart jokes, it's probably a bit more than just a "little crush".

2. YOU DON'T HAVE ANY OTHER CRUSHES
if you start having feelings for every single guy you see, while liking this guy, even if you've liked him for the longest, it's just not love. i'm not saying you don't like anyone else. i'm not saying you won't think other guys are cute, or funny, or if you want to spend time with them. but, if it's love, those will pass the second you see him again, if not before that.

3. THEY HURT YOU ALL THE TIME BUT YOU CAN'T STAY AWAY FROM THEM
if you just like a guy, and he fucks up, or even makes a little tiny mistake, most likely, you're crush will leave right then and there. but if with this guy, you can cry for hours and think about how much of a dick he is when you're not around him. but when you see him, even though you know that other stuff is true, it's hard not to try and talk to them or think about him.

4. YOU ACTUALLY KNOW HIM
everyone has that unattainable crush. whether this be a celebrity, a hot teacher, or a really dicky but attractive guy at school. but, you know its not love. just you wanting something you can't have. you're first love most likely will be a friend or at least someone you talk to often at school. maybe you text him and talk when you're around each other but never outside of school. as long as he knows you exist, and you talk at least twice a week, it might not be a crush. i'm not saying you're in love with every guy you actually talk too. but i am saying if you don't talk to him, you don't love him.

5. HIS FLAWS ARE NOW NOT THAT BAD
maybe he's clingy, talks a lot, has bad hair. whether outside or inside, everyone has flaws. but if he has a quality that on most people you would hate, but you love it about him. you might be moving from like to love.

6. YOU CAN'T SHUT UP ABOUT HIM
this one is plain and simple, if your friends are pointing out that you keep talking about him it's one thing. if you think you talk about him too much it's one thing. but if you find yourself talking about him even a little bit to people you've only known for a week or two, it's probably love.

7. YOU'RE JEALOUS OF EVERYONE
his friends, your friends, his sister, anybody. if you see anyone talking to him, male or female, and it just makes you want to punch everyone in the room. you don't just "like" this guy. we all feel jealous from time to time. but if you get mad about anyone, even people much older or younger than you, talking to him. you're feelings have escalated.