Are You In Love — Or Simply Infatuated? This is How To Inform The Distinction

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Infatuation is a robust feeling of attraction, fascination, and fixation towards somebody, usually with out really figuring out them that effectively. Though it usually feels very intense, infatuation tends to be primarily based extra on bodily attraction and an imagined fantasy about who this particular person is, in accordance with Lauren Fogel Mersy, PsyD, psychologist and AASECT-certified intercourse therapist.

“Once I consider infatuation, I consider somebody who has a robust attraction to an individual they do not know effectively,” Fogel Mersy explains. ‘It might additionally contain rejecting info that goes towards the fantasy, similar to ignoring red flags or early indicators of incompatibility.”

Somebody who’s infatuated is continually interested by that particular person, Fogel Mersy provides. The sensation tends to type in a short time after assembly somebody, says licensed psychological well being counselor Grace Suh, LMHC, LPC, and the infatuated particular person might really feel like they’ve discovered “the one” although they’ve simply met them.