You Knew It Was Love When...

An iVillage Top Ten

We asked you, and you told us! We posed the question on the iVillage boards: When did you know it was love? Was it something he said or did? Did it hit you like a bolt from the sky — or a pie in the face? The responses we got ranged from hilarious to heart melting. Some of our favorites:

He showed up at my doorstep, threw up all over, and I didn't even flinch.

It wasn't anything he said or did. It was just that, over time, I came to realize that I'd much rather be with him than without him.

He put his arm around me and said he'd protect me from all the nasty things in the world.

We finally met in person after meeting online! That first kiss said it all.

He sold his '65 Mustang so we could afford to get an apartment together.

I was traveling overseas, and even though I should have been having the best time of my life, I couldn't wait to get home to be back with him.

On Valentine's Day he came to my work to bring me a dozen roses.

We were at a concert when he got this amazingly happy look on his face because he was so pleased to hear a certain song. There was just something about that look — how open and vulnerable it was, and how excited over something small.

All he had to do was touch me. It was the exact moment when he first touched my leg.

I suddenly found myself making plans for the future that included him.

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