I've never loved anyone before. Can someone explain what it's like to love someone so I can actually look forward to this.
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It's an emotion produced by the firing a neurons that trigger the release of chemicals that impact the firing of other neurons. In the biological sense it's not all that different from other emotions like happiness, anger, fear, sadness, or the desire to have sex with someone. The emotion can be triggered by sight, touch, thought, and memory. Note that just because it's not magical doesn't mean that the experience is any less real than experiencing any other emotion.
As far as what it feels like, different people are going to describe it in different ways. Here's how I would describe it:
Close your eyes and imagine somewhere outdoors where you really want to be. Maybe it's overlooking a tropical valley, or sitting on lounge chair on the beach. Or maybe you're sitting on a rocking chair on a porch. The weather is perfect (whatever that means to you). Feel the air and the breeze. Imagine the scents: the salty sea air if you are near the beach, the pungent smell of leaves, the smell of fresh cut grass, the rain storm an hour off. Hear the waves, the wind blowing through the trees, the birds chirping, the hum of insects. Feel the joy of what it feels like to be there at that moment, just where you want to be, with everything as perfect as you could imagine it to be. To me, that's kind of what it was like when I felt love for a woman.
Because it's such a pleasant feeling it's something you want to experience frequently, so you're driven to spend time with the person you love, to think about them, and to want to share that joy with them.2