The following dialogue is from Arrow:

I lose myself in him.

I guess it's supposed to be a romantic line. But what does this actually mean? Does this mean the person forgets his/her own identity when she is around the character she is talking about ?

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    Figuratively, it could mean that; see here.
    – user3395
    Apr 30 '16 at 17:25
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    Also, you can see here.
    – Victor B.
    Apr 30 '16 at 19:00
  • A detailed quote (identifying the source) may help. Apr 30 '16 at 19:34
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    Also here. Apr 30 '16 at 22:06

When used romantically, it means that there are no other thoughts in the speakers mind when they are thinking about or are around "him".

It implies that "him" becomes all consuming, and possibly rational thought disappears, thus the saying

Love is blind.

when nothing else can be "seen".

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    I don't know if "love is blind" is related - to me that means you don't see the other person's flaws because of how you fee about theml. You can "lose yourself" in music, or in the moment; it's not just for a relationship between people. The definition at idioms.thefreedictionary.com/lose+oneself+in talks about "being absorbed".
    – ColleenV
    May 1 '16 at 0:53

Lose oneself has several meanings as follows:

  1. to lose one's way; go astray; become bewildered
  2. to become absorbed
  3. to disappear from view or notice

No. 2 definition applies to the sentence and it means

I am so absorbed in him that I can't think about other people or things.

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