When two people meet, there is often a mutual feeling of attraction. Those who are in a serious relationship might feel a slight pull, but their love for the other person will keep their fancy in bounds. Those who are single or leaving a relationship might allow their feelings a bit more sway, and they could agree to go out on a date. Several dates later, they might wonder if they are feeling love or infatuation for the other person.
There are no definite ways to tell in the beginning if love will blossom, but infatuation often leads to it. For those who want to know whether or not they have a chance to form a real relationship with the other person, time is often their best ally. Finding a way to weather the course until they know for sure is often the trick, but it can be a dismal road for those with hopes for the future.