What is your definition of of being "in love" with someone as opposed to just "loving" them?
Most Helpful Guy
Love, the way i experience it:
- Investment: knowing that by investing time and effort will yield a positive return (as much time and effort you put into this person, they will return it in other ways where you need it, that's right my love is no charity (unless your my dog)).
- Trust, understanding and confinement: Everyone needs this type of "unconditional" love whether it be from god, their parents or their SO. It's so nice to know that even after a crabby day... someone is there that loves you and cares about your "first world problems." Everyone has their weak moments and during those times.. a person who believes in you and encourages you is so very helpful.
- Sex: skeet skeet skeet. Sad, depressed, happy or stuck in traffic? This makes life better.
- Accountability: Many of us who are single often slack. In a Relationship... your SO knows every movement you make, decisions your weakness and strengths. If the relationship is healthy.. knowing that if you skip the gym that day, or don't go after the interview... there is someone who will hold you accountable and that is awesome. This isn't exactly "love" but more of benefit of relationships.0THIS IS NOT RELEVANT ANYMORE
Most Helpful Girl
I think when you truly love someone, and you're in love, there is an irrationality to it. You would take a bullet for them, you'd wake up for them at 4am to take them to the airport, you'd forgive them unconditionally---things you would do for no other. You need them much the way you need air to breath because they are so ingrained as a part of your life and even your being. Loving someone is more surface. Its that intense infatuation, maybe even obsession with someone, but it doesn't really go anywhere because what is behind it is all surface. There is always an out, a ways to go, someone else waiting for you, you aren't invested in the long term or as emotionally as you are with someone you're in love with.0THIS IS NOT RELEVANT ANYMORE