For me, unrequited love is painful, but I'll get over it pretty quickly, but when it's obvious someone likes you but there's something getting in the way of you dating, it's more frustrating, and a lot harder to get over. Without any realease of the bottled up feelings, it takes a lot longer for the embers to die out. If they like you they'll probably be jealous, maybe become angry or resentful, and give off "attracted" body language, so you just know. But if the feelings are unrequited, they probably won't be adding fuel to the fire. What are your thoughts?
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I disagree. Unrequited love is a lot more painful than knowing the person likes you but is not able to date you.
Loving someone and that someone not returning the love is severely cruel. It's like walking around with a black cloud, following you everywhere and anywhere you go. Getting over your unrequited love is even worse than knowing that person's love is not reciprocated. You have pain to deal with, time getting over it, and you must go through a lot of mixed emotions. You're basically living with a sorrow heart.
When you love someone, that feeling is buried deep down. It's a scar you carry in your heart. Feelings are powerful yet strange emotion. They can play tricks and destroy you, or sustain you. Either way, feelings are influential and dominant emotion. It takes days, weeks, months, or years to recover and encounter this emotional love pain. The scar will eventually heal once you find someone of same or better quality than the person that rooted your scar.
Now, I understand why obviously knowing someone likes you, but there's something getting in the way of dating can be frustrating and hard to get over. You like them, and they like you. Works out perfectly. But, there's that one tiny obstacle getting in your path. You can definitely surpass this tiny obstacle. Since both parties like each other, and are aware of their actions and attracted body language, they can certainly engage with each others' company, fall for each other, share laughter, etc. Without dating. Once that tiny obstacle diminishes, they can date. The best part in this situation is knowing the other party reciprocates mutual feelings.
That's the difference. It's tough getting over the fact that someone not requiting mutual feelings versus someone requiting mutual feelings. It's happy versus sad emotion.0