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In my opinion people rarely- never fall in love with someone who has nothing to offer them. You're not going to fall in love with an ugly boring stupid person. You might say you love a persons humor or intelligence but what it really means is you want someone who makes YOU laugh or offers YOU intellectual stimulation and growth. They offer you entertainment, validation for your existence physical intimacy. They offer you things you might be lacking in your life at the moment and this increases your level of happiness from what it was before you met them. So maybe you were at a 5 or 6 (content) but now that youve met them you are at a 7 or 8 when you are around them. Now in order to maintain this new-found level of happiness you must in turn make them happy in order to keep them around. So to me love is when you meet someone who offers you the things you are lacking/looking for which makes you happier and this new happiness becomes linked to their happiness.
So I guess love=when you reach a new-found level of happiness which is synchronized/linked to that other persons happiness.1