Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

How to define love?

Recommended Posts

It's an old old old question, and there are so many definitions for it. But why is there then only one word to describe it? (in English there are more, and there are more in other languages).

Go listen to some Chinese songs (Especially Hong Kong with its many sad songs. And yes, china is not the only country who produces love songs.), they are so cluttered with metaphors and definitions, or just go read some love poems.

Maybe the real question is if we all want our "own" love to be special and different from others, or if we just view it that way and try to make it look as if it's different from others love. If it's so, then why is it so important to have a "special" love?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Huh? I don't get your question.

But why is there then only one word to describe it? (in English there are more, and there are more in other languages).

There's one word to describe love but there are more... what, words or non-words?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Love is staying up till 4 in the morning,..with tears flowing... <-- great song.

Been there done that ;)

The question is how to define love. It comes in so many forms, so are we really content with only saying love? Love doesn't really describe a certain group of things. I would like to compare love to art.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh, if that's the question, I don't think we can actually define love. To assign a word to describe it would be to limit it. Abstract concepts such as love or hate or whatever, I think, are just known. You feel it, you don't really need someone to explain what it is.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is just my own opinion but here it goes:

Love is something that needs time to develop and it some cases it doesn't at all. I am focusing here on the kind of love existing between two lovers, not parental love or such.

Affection is what get the relationship going and as the relationship expands through it grows. People often mistake this growth for love. Love is when you'd sacrifice ANYTHING and EVERYTHING for a certain someone. Your own family, dreams and life. Put up with everything you've ever promised yourself never to do and forget all your passions and dreams. Would for example give up education and never even so much as look at a book for the rest of your life if you have a passion and ambition for education, just if it meant saving your beloved in an extreme circumstance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would define romantic love as one where you want to be a better person for them. A lot of people have bad habits/addictions that they can't seem to quit until they meet someone they truly love who inspires them to change for the better.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I read this quote somewhere but I forgot who said it.

I totally believe in his definition of love: "Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired."

I feel like it combines all the definitions of love in a few words.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Love is only a feeling

Drifting away

When I'm in your arms I start believing

It's here to stay

But love is only a feeling

Anyway, anyway

Songs have the answer to everything ^^

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

love is joy+happiness.

according to psychology and that one person who did the experiment on emotions(can't remember off the top of my head).

no i kid you. love is love. simple as that. you can't describe it since it's different for everyone even if it seems similar.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What is love? Baby don't hurt me, don't hurt me, no more ...

Had to be done :P

Love is a release of oxytocin :) Someone who makes you release more oxytocin, you're more in love with :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like how Anne Frank defined it:

Love, what is love? I don’t think you can really put it into words. Love is understanding someone, caring for him, sharing his joy and sorrows. This eventually includes physical love. You’ve shared something, given something away and received something in return, whether or not you’re married, whether or not you have a baby. Losing your virtue doesn’t matter, as long as you know that for as long as you live you’ll have someone at your side who understands you, and who doesn’t have to be shared with anyone else

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Love is a mixture of oxytocin, obsession and attraction. :P

Lol, well i think that love is when someone becomes an exception to your rules.

When his happiness and sorrows become yours and vice versa.

But honestly, that love where everything is perfect and lovey dovey is simply fake.

Love should be about experiencing all emotions and yet still remaining in love.

Like he can annoy you to no end but yet he should also be able to make you smile like a fool lol.

And yet you would still love him.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.