I know I'm stupid and naive for asking this.
But I want to know.
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If you mean the act of compassion toward another that far exceeds platonicity, then there is what Kurosaki said... Mutual understanding... Growth of each other and whatnot.. Then I say why not! Personally, I don't throw the 4 letter around as much as others. Hell, I rarely even told my first ex fiancee "I love you"... However, my actions dictated my intentions. Can I say I loved her. Perhaps, but not in the "hoy-ty toy-ty" idiosencrancy of "Idealogical love"...
If you mean in the sense of Ideological love, stop reading those soapy novels, they are rotting your brain, with all due respect. No harm intended, but I don't believe that sh*t exists
As far as the reaction of phenylethylamine in the limbic system of the brain, It is harder to differentiate that chemical balance between "love" or "infatuation".
However, to ask "What's the point in dating someone if you don't love them?" is akin to asking, "which came first, the chicken or the egg?"
My point being, there is always a reason for something... And IF there IS a reason for it, It is not always blatantly obvious. Ergo, I believe that they married for love in the first place.1