It's an old clich, but love really does sneak up when you're least expecting it. Having said that, we seem to spend most our waking single lives searching for the damn thing. It's something we obviously need, but it's not a matter of life and death so, take it easy, have fun, and see what happens. When you do stumble across love, here are a few tips on how to cope with that precious little four-letter word. When you know you've been bitten. A classic symptom is not being able to concentrate on your work. There isn't a lot you can do about this. Just ride with it and hope that the boss has been there too and is will be a little sympathetic towards your love-struck state. You'll feel compelled to twist every conversation you have around to your new love interest. I know it's tempting, but it will drive your mates mad, so try to refrain, at least a little bit. Corny love songs you've previously found repulsive will suddenly draw you in and you'll want to listen to them all the time. Again, think about the poor people around you. Be considerate. Don't forget your friends. It's tempting to hibernate in your bedroom for six months with your new partner, but people will worry if they don't hear from you for weeks on end. Hang onto your mates. You'll need them if it all turns pair shaped. Speaking of which... How to cope if it falls apart. Music is the ultimate healer, so go out and buy some 'break-up' music and wallow in a little bit of self-pity. But don't do it for too long. You've got to get back out there. Eat chocolate. It's the ultimate comfort food. Indulge yourself. Call up those mates that you wisely kept in touch with. Go out and get drunk pour your heart out to them. Again, don't do this for too long. We don't want you ending up in rehab. How'd you pull your last partner? If you did it once, you can do it again. Get out there and start pulling!