Falling in love. Why does it have to be "falling?" Can't a person gradually squat down in love? Falling can be painful. You might not be able to get back up. If you gradually squat, then if love starts to go bad, you won't have such a hard time getting back on your feet. Yes, I am a firm believer in the gradually squat over the out and out fall.
The phrase "falling in love" gives the connotation that there might be some puddles of love laying about. "Careful there. Watch your step. If you slip you might just fall into that love stuff."
I watched a comedy/documentary last night called "Paper Heart." The focus of the documentary was a comedienne who traveled the country asking people what love felt like. She had not experienced it herself and was very curious. This was not a very good piece of film making. I only watched it after I gave up trying to find the remote. The main thing I got from the movie was that everybody uses the expression "falling in love." From California to Paris, people are falling in love. Such a clumsy planet, it's amazing we haven't gone extinct. "What happened to Bob?" "He fell in love and now he's head over heels." "Poor fellow. I hope he finds his footing soon. Ain't much use to us like that."
If Bob had gradually squatted down in love instead of falling, then he would have gotten use to the descent and still have functioned in everyday society. If he gets rejected, he still can make it to work the next day instead of jumping off a bridge.
In fact it would be a good idea if everyone prepared for possible love puddles. Be sure to put on safety equipment like a welder's mask and a chest protector before going anywhere near. Knee pads, elbow pads and steel-toed work boots would also be a good idea. Remember what Nazareth said: "Love Hurts."