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What is love? (41)

1 Name: Secret Admirer : 2008-03-05 04:11 ID:oTSMKBk/

I opened up yahoo and searched "What is love?"
I came out with 3,610,000,000 results.... is there an answer among all these results?

the idea of this question was taken from Stand up... j-drama. It's not a literal question, but a question you should ask yourself in a different way..

2 Name: Secret Admirer : 2008-03-05 05:25 ID:AVP3/lBL

It's a song. A 90s dance song that beats the hell out of any lame hip-hop/rap BS dance music set. But that's another story.

It's also something far more complex than anyone can easily explain. Something that no one will ever completely. understand.

3 Name: Secret Admirer : 2008-03-05 05:43 ID:QmvDwd5U

Love is self-imposed feeling of devotion, obligation, protection, and appeasement toward another person.

4 Name: Secret Admirer : 2008-03-05 07:00 ID:1F3rc/gd

love is a myth.

5 Name: Secret Admirer : 2008-03-05 07:39 ID:Q1J+IhQ9

Love is free.

6 Name: Secret Admirer : 2008-03-05 08:28 ID:i40q/oRm

Love is wishing and enjoying the other's presence, and missing him/her when absent,...

It also means to think about and care for the other person.

7 Name: Secret Admirer : 2008-03-05 16:51 ID:NySfp84O

Love is something that takes you by surprise to places of your mind you never knew existed before.

8 Name: Secret Admirer : 2008-03-05 18:38 ID:5X0UAnJl

Love is selfish

9 Name: Secret Admirer : 2008-03-05 19:45 ID:7q5Jf/Sd

Love is a desire for the happiness of another

10 Name: Secret Admirer : 2008-03-05 19:50 ID:buYnbm8b


You have a point,... Love is also the whish to be cared for by the other.

11 Name: Secret Admirer : 2008-03-05 20:56 ID:TIl+c2iG

Love is the only virtue there is.

12 Name: Dthncrnge : 2008-03-05 21:33 ID:Heaven

Love is being able to look your partner in her/his eyes and being able to see your future.

13 Name: Secret Admirer : 2008-03-05 22:21 ID:Heaven

Love is the term referring to many interacting psychological mechanisms, ignited by biology as another incentive to initiate reproductive behavior and increased chance of survival through multiple organisms pairing or grouping to mutually benefit each member organism's survival.

14 Name: Secret Admirer : 2008-03-05 22:51 ID:buYnbm8b


That defenition is so general that it becomes meaningless, since it includes sex, language, vision, walking, etc,...

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15 Name: Secret Admirer : 2008-03-05 22:54 ID:oTSMKBk/

Love is being able to look in your partner's eyes and understands how he/she feels

16 Name: Secret Admirer : 2008-03-06 03:16 ID:Heaven

Oh baby, don't hurt me
Don't hurt me no more.

17 Name: Secret Admirer : 2008-03-06 03:20 ID:fI8/kZHi

Western Thought: Love is Intimacy (Communication, shared details/secrets, etc.) + Commitment + Passion ('Chemical' attraction/sex)

Continental Thought: Love is experience. It is attraction and mutual agreement to be together, for however long. Nothing more.

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18 Name: Secret Admirer : 2008-03-06 03:24 ID:fI8/kZHi

>>17 Addendum

Philosophical Determinism: Love is either the ultimate result of all causes and effects in the past leading to one person having certain feelings of attraction, or to specific feelings and thoughts and behaviors, or to two or more people coming together with one of the two previous options.

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19 Name: Secret Admirer : 2008-03-06 03:29 ID:NfFWrb3j

Lovw is /s/

20 Name: Secret Admirer : 2008-03-06 04:07 ID:Heaven

Sakurai Kazutoshi says love is perhaps not a thing neither to be taken or given, but a thing that is there when you notice.

21 Name: Secret Admirer : 2008-03-06 04:34 ID:/OPPQfMB


i have no idea what that even means o_o

22 Name: Secret Admirer : 2008-03-06 04:56 ID:Heaven

Love is not a thing either to be taken or given, but a thing that surely exists when you notice it.

Just simple.

23 Name: Kira : 2008-03-06 08:30 ID:uvpuwMZn

If you define love... Then you do not fully know about love.. People try to define it but you can't actually find the definite meaning for it.
That is love.

24 Name: Secret Admirer : 2008-03-06 10:14 ID:Heaven

Love takes each shape for each person.
There's no explaing what love is.

25 Name: Secret Admirer : 2008-03-06 11:13 ID:1Dns+FcS


What the heck do you mean by Continental thought? Asian? Usually Western thought is meant to be the old greek-jewish culture that spread through Europe and the Americas. In which case I don't know what Continental means, since usually it's used by Brittons to call continental Europe, which for sure is Western.

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26 Name: Secret Admirer : 2008-03-06 12:07 ID:Heaven

I thought that was life.

27 Name: Secret Admirer : 2008-03-06 20:25 ID:wrVg7BvV


Exactly. I've always assumed "Continental" to mean continental Eurpoe, in which case >>17's little dialogue makes no sense whatsoever.

28 Name: Secret Admirer : 2008-03-06 20:26 ID:wrVg7BvV

*Europe. This board could really use an "edit" option.

29 Name: Secret Admirer : 2008-03-06 22:11 ID:Heaven

Love is sex.

30 Name: Secret Admirer : 2008-03-06 22:18 ID:l3TNShuf

In that case you should stick to /sex/ forum

31 Name: Secret Admirer : 2008-03-07 03:56 ID:zdJAZ+68

Love is a huge form of like that goes out of control and is blown out of proportion and usually ends up being infatuation.

32 Name: Secret Admirer : 2008-03-07 08:26 ID:1Dns+FcS


What's the difference between love and infatuation? Or is one a subset of the other?

33 Name: Secret Admirer : 2008-03-07 13:13 ID:Heaven

You should use google, by the way.

34 Name: Secret Admirer : 2008-03-08 02:04 ID:y1xqQV4j

love is a mental illness, not entirely different from bipolar disorder.

35 Name: Secret Admirer : 2008-03-08 02:06 ID:Heaven

You mean most of the people who say they are affected by it are deluding themselves?

36 Name: Secret Admirer : 2008-03-08 05:33 ID:fI8/kZHi

>>25 , >>27

Continental as in non-Western/Analytic tradition inherited from the Greeks. Examples include Chinese, Latin American, and Iranian. Look up Continental Philosophy on Wikipedia.

37 Name: Destined : 2008-03-08 17:24 ID:BWHqeN/r

Ask Haddaway. He would know.

38 Name: Secret Admirer : 2008-03-08 19:49 ID:tTUla33t

Love is a dish best served cold.

39 Name: Secret Admirer : 2008-03-09 00:19 ID:ZXmfFEP2

then let's just say love is infatuation.

40 Name: Secret Admirer : 2008-03-09 01:48 ID:Heaven

ech, necrophiliacs

41 Name: Secret Admirer : 2008-03-09 21:59 ID:Heaven

Love is hugging a nice person :3