I think when we start thinking and liking someone with zeal to get her/him.
what would you say?
The giving of yourself unconditionally to another that reciprocates with similar giving to you.
Because if it is one sided, it is just infatuation.
That is my $.02, I didn't want to pull up the dictionary.
that may be puppy love, infatuation, but not love.
i guess there are two different things people mean when they use the term 'love' and those are: Love and being IN love.
the butterflies brought on by the chemicals induced by being IN love are often, or can be, a precursor to that which most call LOVE. sometimes the rush of feelings, or the chemical reaction, dies down after a time and when it all settles the couple realize there is no real love there after-all, nothing to keep them together once the 'magic' is gone.
of course, the magic is not gone, they are just used to it.
but my point is that being in love does not always predict a resulting relationship centered around or having anything to do with love.
When the other person's happiness is more important than your own, even if it means you're not in the picture.
(what a load of crap, I read that somewhare long ago. Probably on one of those statues with the big eyes.)
it's different for everyone to be honest. not everyone going to react the same way. of course it's a lot easier when your younger as all you have to say to someone is that you like them, and they would tell you honestly if they liked you back.
however, as an adult, it's a lot more complicated. many will tell you things through signals without necessarily saying it, if you know what i mean. however, if it were me, i'd just ask the girl if she wanted to get a bite to eat with me or grab some coffee. something like that in real life. of course i would say it casually in a non scholant friendly way, so it would seem im only asking her as a friend versus wanting to date her. then see where our chemistry hanging out together goes from there. i guess the reason for my deception would be is because there's been too many times i've been open about my feelings toward a girl, and got shot down. therefore, i try to minimize embarassment where if the girl says no, i'll just act as if i don't care. this way, she thinks that i was only asking to hang out as a friend, and wont think anything else. that's what i would do at least. however everyone is different.
It is when you unconditionally give yourself without expecting a return, when you're giving up the things you never thought you'll gonna give up and fight for what you own even if it means putting yourself in the spotlight.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres“.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
"I love you for what you are and for what I am when I am with you"
oh sorry, i thought this was about how would you ask someone out. sorry. lol. i think the definition of love is whenever that person is around you, your always filled with joy. yet when they're gone, you can't help but think about them constantly. at least to me anyway.
Love is when you don't want to go to sleep because reality is better than any dream.
It is unconditional. You accept your loved ones the way they are, do for them without expectation, provide for them without demands, being supportive emotionally, physically and spiritually. Being one in soul, body, mind.
Depends on context.
Love of others requires you acknowledge and accept another person for who they are. To deny, gloss over their defects, thing all they do is beautiful and fine, is not acceptance or love. To truly love another, it's necessary to touch the depth of their being.
In terms of successful love in a relationship, mutuality, vulnerability, truthfulness, loyalty - by both partners placing the relationship above their own individual needs, love is found.
Love is not unconditional within a relationship, mutually agreed to boundaries must be defined and agreed to. Mistakes, disagreements, individual viewpoints are inevitable.
Unconditional love implies any behavior is tolerable - certainly physical or emotional abuse, lack of respect, controlling or manipulative behavior are not acceptable.
When referring ot what?
Love a woman?
Love the subject of cosmology?
Love my son?
That's a question that must be asked with speceficity (if that's a word).
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion. I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more.I could be martyr'd for my religion. Love is my religion. And I could die for that. I could die for you.
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