I fell in love with the man I would marry about a month after we started dating. He was so different than other guys I dated, more mature (I was 19, he was 21). I thought I had been in love before but once I met him, I knew I hadn't been in love before. It was all consuming. I literally felt an ache inside when he would go home at night-it was a strange feeling.
We married 4 months after we met, and are still married 43 years later.