Love vs. Like: 21 Differences between I Love You and I Like You

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How do you know if you really love someone? Is it true love or mere attraction you feel?

What is the difference between “I love you” and “I like you”?

Many thought they have already found the love of a lifetime only to end up with so many tears. There are some who say they do not believe in love anymore because of painful relationship experiences. So, how do you recognize love?

Take a look at these 21 differences between love and like. Evaluate what you feel for someone with these:

#1. 
Like: Skin-deep.
If you have fallen for the person because of his/her tantalizing eyes, beach body, or alluring tan, then you call that attraction.

Love: Goes beyond the physical appearance.
Love does not look at the physical characteristics of a person. Although many love stories started with physical attraction, what led them to love is knowing each other on a deeper level.

#2.
Like: You are thrilled to be with the person.

You are excited to be with the person. You feel like you are the luckiest man/woman in the world because s/he is near you.

Love: You find genuine happiness when you are with him/her.
It is more than excitement. You experience unexplainable joy and peace brought by the person’s presence. It feels like you are home.

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