You know, you could have just asked me where I got that information - which was in the book, not the movie, actually - without the sarcasm.
Yes, Bella HAD already fallen for Edward when she met Jacob, in Chapter 6, Scary Stories. She took the walk with him to get more information. That doesn't mean she didn't automatically like him and feel comfortable with him. Wouldn't life be boring if once we found our soul mate we never felt any sort of automatic comfort with anyone again? That'd be awful lonely, IMO. Please understand, I never said she was drawn to him, like, love at first sight drawn to him. Just that she was comfortable with him in a way she wasn't with other people.
Either way, I pointed out the fact that Bella automatically liked Jacob to show, not that she was in love with him (she wasn't until New Moon, as SM has said) but that she very well may have ended up with him if Edward were not there, rather than Mike or Eric or Ben or Tyler.
If you want to know where I came up with this, in Twilight, the paperback, on page 119, Chapter 6, Scary Stories, Bella has her first interaction with Jacob. She mentions that he's good-looking: "overall, a very pretty face", pg 119. "I couldn't help grinning back" page 120, "He was very easy to talk with" page 120. The rest of the chapter is mostly her fake flirting. That's the most of it in Twilight, but in New Moon it mentions over and over again how easy it is for her to be with him.
This is what SM has to say on the subject:
First of all, let me say that I do believe in true love. But I also deeply believe in the complexity, variety, and downright insanity of love. A lucky person loves hundreds of people in their lives, all in different ways, family love, friendship love, romantic love, all in so many shades and depths. I don't think you lose your ability—or right—to have true love by loving more than one person. In part, this is true because you never love two people the same way. Another part is that, if you're lucky, you learn to love better with practice. The bottom line is that you have to choose who you are going to commit to—that's the foundation of true love, not a lack of other options.
This is what we're ALL saying.
Next, Bella does not fall in love with Jacob in Eclipse. Bella falls in love with Jacob in New Moon. I think it's easy to understand why this fact doesn't occur to her. Bella has only fallen in love one time, and it was a very sudden, dramatic, sweep-you-off-your-feet, change-your-world, magical, passionate, all-consuming thing (see: Twilight). Can you blame her for not recognizing a much more subtle kind of falling-in-love?
There's why I question Jazz Girl saying, and this is a direct quote "I don't believe that Bella was ever in love with Jacob."
What Jazz Girl said was irrelevant because I had already said all of it, and she did not answer my question. A question that I asked her, so really, she's the only one who can answer it. It was all perfectly logical and true, just nothing to do with the question I asked her. So, let's let her answer it shall we?