What does real love mean to you?

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  1. Emanate Presence profile image80
    Emanate Presenceposted 7 years ago

    What does real love mean to you?

    That is, self-love, friendship love, life partner love....

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    JThomp42posted 7 years ago

    Really loving someone means their happiness should be your happiness, and vice versa. What really matters is how you make one another feel. Safe, secure, and most of All loved, wanted, and needed.

  3. billybuc profile image86
    billybucposted 7 years ago

    Whatever I say will sound corny and cliched.  All I know is that now that I have found it I'm never letting it go.

  4. connorj profile image73
    connorjposted 7 years ago

    https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/7790769_f260.jpg

    Complete and I do mean complete unselfishness towards the partner and simultaneously this same unselfishness is "returned" from the other partner; thus, a flowing of this love occurs; almost, yet not completely perpetual in nature. Contemplate this and you will begin to "see" it...

  5. Sarah Christina profile image82
    Sarah Christinaposted 7 years ago

    To answer this best, 2 Bible verses sum up what real love means to me:

    1 cor 13:4-8 "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, 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 John 4:8 "He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love."

    1. Unabridged profile image60
      Unabridgedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      1 John 4:8 (NIV)
      [8] Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
      I thought this translation may be less confusing. Also, John 15:13-14 (NIV)
      [13] Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.  [14]

    2. Sarah Christina profile image82
      Sarah Christinaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for the other translations, I just tend not to use NIV but prefer KJV. I forgot about that other verse in John 15:13-14, thank you for adding it. Sacrifice is the purest form of love. Putting others above yourself.

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    Sam Gurschickposted 7 years ago

    "Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction." ~~Antoine de Saint-Exupery


    Real love isn't that feeling you get when you think you've met the right person. It isn't that passive, so it can't just be about the reciprocated passion two people may have for each other. To have real love there needs to be a passionate understanding between two people. Real love is about having the same values, the same ideals, and looking out at the world through the same color glasses.

    1. Emanate Presence profile image80
      Emanate Presenceposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Very nicely said. Facebook photo shows two orangutans sitting close together & both holding a flower. One has its hand on the others shoulder. I will put the quote in a 2nd comment due to space. Also comes to mind from the Avatar movie, 'I see yo

  7. shwetha123 profile image65
    shwetha123posted 7 years ago

    Real love is free from all sins. Real love is as pure as God's prayer.

  8. Mike Marks profile image74
    Mike Marksposted 7 years ago

    kindness... identification leading to compassion... I woulda stopped at kindness but hub wouldn't allow a one word answer.

    1. Emanate Presence profile image80
      Emanate Presenceposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Kindness is key. Borrowing your comment space to continue the comment above and leave a quote that went with a Facebook photo, 'Not the ones speaking the same language, but the ones sharing the same feeling understand each other.' ~ Rumi

  9. Markie W profile image60
    Markie Wposted 7 years ago

    What love means to me is accepting someone for all their flaws, forgiving them, appreciating them, protecting them, and self-sacrificing for them. I'm sure there's way more but I just can't think of it right now. Love is such an intense emotion, whether it's towards a sibling or a lover, that it's nearly impossible for me to describe it.

    1. Emanate Presence profile image80
      Emanate Presenceposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Also for me. It is an ongoing process. As I am starting to write more on the subject, the process of writing sparks me to dig deeper into my own feelings and experience, and find ways to express beyond what I knew I could.

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    athurionposted 7 years ago

    Real love or true love is a decision.

  11. Unabridged profile image60
    Unabridgedposted 7 years ago

    Let me not to the marriage of true minds
    Admit impediments. Love is not love
    Which alters when it alteration finds,
    Or bends with the remover to remove:
    O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
    That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
    It is the star to every wandering bark,
    Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
    Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
    Within his bending sickle's compass come:
    Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
    But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
       If this be error and upon me proved,
       I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

    ~Shakespeare

    1. Sarah Christina profile image82
      Sarah Christinaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Nice! That is my favorite Sonnet from Shakespeare, I almost put that as my answer.

    2. Unabridged profile image60
      Unabridgedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It's my favorite as well. I read it at my mother's wedding ceremony a few years ago.

    3. Emanate Presence profile image80
      Emanate Presenceposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Unabridged, this is quite touching. Thank you.

  12. iHelper profile image58
    iHelperposted 7 years ago

    He or she will come forward in danger and this danger may be mentally depression also. That all to me

 
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