First off, a little background: A few months ago, I got off drugs (not weed, Ritalin) and decided to ask a girl out, who I've been crazy about for at least two years. We broke up once, and got back together, and since then she's been over once, it even got to first base, and it looks like things might go all the way, but I constantly worry about hurting her. What I'm worried about is interpreting my own emotions. We're both kind of academic and brainy, and she and I are both virgins. And no other girl on this planet is prettier than she is, don't argue with me lol. I have never liked a girl even nearly as much as I like her... she reminds me of a cat... the way she moves... and that embarrassed little smirk where she makes her lips disappear and smiles really big... blahhhhahaaaa. But I have a friend who told me there's a difference between "in love" and "infatuation". I'm 19 and I have no idea which is which. I just don't want to tell her I love her without knowing it. We haven't really talked about much that's very deep (at least I think), ad breaking her heart is my worst nightmare. I've heard the "when you're in love, you know it" argument, but the Ritalin I was on from age 12-19 really fucked with my emotions... I can't tell you how different it is... So my question is: how do you know when you're in love? oh ya, and I have yet to tell her about the pot plants in my back yard.