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..
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.
Love is self-imposed feeling of devotion, obligation, protection, and appeasement toward another person.
love is a myth.
Love is free.
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.
Love is something that takes you by surprise to places of your mind you never knew existed before.
Love is selfish
Love is a desire for the happiness of another
You have a point,... Love is also the whish to be cared for by the other.
Love is the only virtue there is.
Love is being able to look your partner in her/his eyes and being able to see your future.
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.
That defenition is so general that it becomes meaningless, since it includes sex, language, vision, walking, etc,...
Love is being able to look in your partner's eyes and understands how he/she feels
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.
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.
Lovw is /s/
Sakurai Kazutoshi says love is perhaps not a thing neither to be taken or given, but a thing that is there when you notice.
Love is not a thing either to be taken or given, but a thing that surely exists when you notice it.
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.
Love takes each shape for each person.
There's no explaing what love is.
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.
*Europe. This board could really use an "edit" option.
In that case you should stick to /sex/ forum
Love is a huge form of like that goes out of control and is blown out of proportion and usually ends up being infatuation.
What's the difference between love and infatuation? Or is one a subset of the other?
love is a mental illness, not entirely different from bipolar disorder.
You mean most of the people who say they are affected by it are deluding themselves?
Ask Haddaway. He would know.
Love is a dish best served cold.