symptoms of being in love.

Vamsi asked me such a delicate question that instead of answering him as a comment, I thought of coming up with a new post. His question was:

But how does one know if he/she is in “true” love??

Being a novice in the field, I consulted bhOndOO, the person having long time experience in Love. He told me the following symptoms. Although the symptoms are related to iisc life, those can be easily transformed into the appropriate environment. Further, the symptoms assume a male Lover, appropriate modifications should be done for a female Lover. Here is what bhOndOO says.

You are in Love:

  • when the first thought in the morning (or whenever you wake up) is not that of your advisor, but of her.
  • when for no apparent reason, you smile to yourself and look around to see nobody witnessing it.
  • when you walk on the road in front of the library and start noticing pairs of birds rather than worrying about the shitty blessings.
  • when you are sitting alone in your hostel room, although impossible, you feel that she would knock at the door.
  • when you avoid calling your friends on mobile because you are expecting a call from her and she should not receive an engaged tone.
  • when she calls and you see her name on the mobile display, smile follows the missing pulse. When you say “Hello”, you try to hide all your excitement as if her number is not even stored in your mobile.
  • when you keep looking at the tea board entrance or the mess entrance for her arrival — even if that never happens.
  • when you pay for her in tea board, you start thinking about running the house together!
  • when you see a happy couple with a child in Nesara, you steal a glance at her for her reaction.
  • when you miss a lecture to have a coffee with her.
  • when the first thing you notice when you reach the department is her bicycle.
  • when on her birthday, you gift her something that she casually talked about almost 11 months back.
  • when you keep searching for her name on google, keep checking her orkut scrapbook, keep checking her friends’ scrapbook for what she has written, and feel skeptical about the boy who writes often in her scrapbook.
  • when you try to postpone the meeting with your advisor because you have to meet her.
  • when asleep, you dream of her getting married to Gullu.
  • when you read The Fountainhead, you imagine yourself to be Howard Roark and her to be Dominique Francon.
  • when you are appreciated by friends or advisor, you wish hard that she should have been there.
  • when you share your childhood photo with her.
  • when suddenly Dijkstra’s shortest path algorithm starts outputting the path from your hostel to the department via her hostel.
  • when you feel happy to see her smiling.

What are your symptoms?


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53 Responses to “symptoms of being in love.”

  1. thirumalesha Says:

    Great Research……….Only bhOndOO can do it……………!

  2. Anonea Says:

    Just change the context from girl to ‘cocaine’ and read it again.

  3. onkar Says:

    when suddenly Dijkstra’s shortest path algorithm starts outputting the path from your hostel to the department via her hostel.

    too good !

    Also, when you start finding such a route to her hostel such that no one will notice.

    You start feeling like someone would tease you with her name and if it happens then your response is a meek attempt to cover excitement with indifference.

    When you cannot delete any of her messages, however unimportant.

    If you have habit of speaking while asleep, you get afraid of it.

    You start denouncing beauty of all the world’s beautiful actresses.

    You dream of walking over Gulmohar Marg with her on red bed of flowers

    and many more ……….

  4. Vamsi Says:


  5. Aditya Says:

    Man u are god of geeks. Hail You!
    btw “when suddenly Dijkstra’s shortest path algorithm starts outputting the path from your hostel to the department via her hostel” was too good.

  6. Shaan Says:

    i love you man i truely love you
    what a awesome research have you done
    min blowing
    my doubts of being in love is also cleared
    i think i will find the angel of my life
    god bless you!!!!!!

  7. mahesh Says:

    whatver you given symptoms for love such a experienced one man.
    you done a gerat job for people to come out of confussion and declare themselves
    they r in love or not.

    do further researches so come with more results, we all also may help you regarding this
    great thing on earth…

  8. Jk Says:

    Just discovered the blogs today while searching for blogs from IISc, and not enough words to express how big a fan am now (With a statistics from Tata Indicom suggesting 5 hours of logging in and around 25 MB of downloaded data). Would love to know whether bhOndOO is in facebook.

    I really want to know what are bhOndOO’s views on “When your Lover gets married”
    Disclaimer: The topic mentioned above is not related to any of the Commentee’s experiences, future or present, and in case any close resemblances are found it is just a cruel fate.

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  10. Aparna Iyer Says:

    Too good..

  11. Gabarit Scrapbooking Azza Says:

    Excellent thanks for your information

  12. vasu Says:

    Just Awesome…. !

  13. ishika Says:

    symptoms of love…………nw i get to know what is love THANK U SO MUCH

  14. ramanna Says:

    Here are my views(in brief):

    *If you think of a girl,her face flashes in your mind and you feel emotional at your heart filled with the most beautiful image(instead of leonardo davinci’s mona lisa:))

    * When rain comes,you feel delighted and say yourself ‘rain rain come again’!:)

    *If you want to define,illustrate,demonstrate…….beauty,….(fill up the blanks:).

    *You can think of generating electricity from her smiles and laughs:)))))))))

    Best wishes to all,

  15. ambika anand Says:

    i had problem in myteeth.i gone to dental care ,instead of that on lastday of treatment he taken promises from me .at i sincerly kept that promise. on last sat whengone to him as routine checkup ,he asked me do ur mom is outside of my clinic ,why in very clam or aggressive. do u please clear my doubt ishe fall love with me? please i need ur help

  16. sureshamrita Says:

    Oh my God, Amazing!

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  18. JAD Says:

    same feelingya

  19. Mohsin ch Says:

    Ye i also got all these syptoms i like ur search but i wanted to add more…when ever u fall in love every time if u say evry secnd its not bad..her name is running in ur mind every time when she is not with u her past memories are with u even some i time u go too much deep that u burn ur hand while sitting in frnt of heater or ironing cloths….that feeling are mine and i face it many times…love u so much my love…

  20. shreejit Says:




  22. Tulsi Rajveer Says:

    shit… all these symptoms are true! but it indicates love with ma best friend! i don’t know what to do! shall i love him or not?

  23. abhishek panigrahi Says:

    how can we no that we r in love

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  25. bobby Says:

    love is a beautiful gives us positive energy.when u are in love,you know u are in lovebecause that person is most important to you,ur heart starts beating 1000 times faster,ur legs tremble all u want in life is he or her.

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  27. yasin Says:

    You forgot to add some more symptoms, and my other symptoms are: you can’t sleep at night because your thinking of her, you can’t pay attention to your work because your thinking of her, you start liking love and soft music, you start watching love stories movie and read love story books, you look at yourself a lot in the mirror just to improve your appereance!!!, you start singing even if you don’t know how to and those are my symptoms!!!

  28. Blade Says:

    Someone said ‘Cocaine’. How can Cocaine knock at Bhondhoo’s hostel room door 😛 ?

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  33. manognapremi Says:

    my friend have a problem she loves a guy who is soooooooo handsome but how to know that he aslo loves her friend; kavitha,lover suchi

  34. yshu Says:

    my class meet name chowday loves me soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much but he is not daring to propose me but i do not have feel on him but sometimes i think about him

  35. kavithasuchi Says:

    my name is kavitha i love a guy who is six feet and sooooooooooooooo handsome i usally talks to him he aslo talks to me i dont want to love him bcoz my parents dont like it but when i see him i feel something wrong in my heart bu now i am truely in love but he will write exams and go to college in one month but how to propose him please help me

  36. kavithasuchi Says:

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  37. loveherlikehell Says:

    Very much helping….i knew my situation whether i m in love or not….but just took help from here to confirm it…..n these r the symptoms which i feels abt my besti…..nw what should i do…i dunno want to take a chance by proposing her….cos if she doesnt feel d same abt me then it could spoil our friendship….help me…:(:(

  38. unknown Says:

    u feel nervous when u go near her or feel shy when she sees u suddenly.
    u keep daydreaming of her or speak about her to ur friends.
    u just slip your tongue when talking to her when she does not know that u love him/her.

  39. Awadesh Says:

    I am in love with her…….and luv her so much dat i cant express or say..<3<3…on the other hand she also having faith n my love…but she is not accepting my love…..wat should i do that she should also start loving me…….i want to share each & every happy moments of my life wid her……dont want to waste my life by living alone……

  40. pinki Says:

    i love himmmmmmmmmmmmm more than anyone eise……….
    bt miss him so much,,,,,,,ur love is all i think about………….
    may be u dont no how much i luv uuuuuuuuuuu.i dont know what i mean to uuuuuuuuuu but i know that u are my life

  41. Joey Says:

    When u see her , you believe that GOD exists !

  42. Smith Parker Says:

    hi guys i have proposed a grl ,but dont no is she in love with me or not .whenever i ask her ,she just says that im her close friend and she also includes that shes in love with another guy (never ever proposed him)
    do no wat to do . “help me out “

  43. somila Says:

    love is something special for everyone.too awesome

  44. somila Says:

    don’t worry smith parker.everything will be fine.bye.

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