differentiate love from affection

Philippines
August 9, 2008 10:24am CST
in your own understanding, how do you differentiate love from affection? just based on your personal experience or understanding...
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@metalhalo (601)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Love is an emotion you feel towards others...affection is how you show that love. Whether it be kissing, holding hands, cuddling. It's lovely when you find someone who is capable of doing both. Loving and being affectionate. But there are people in this world who can't do both. They can love but being affectionate is beyond them. Some go their whole lives with never even saying I love you. My father was one of these.
@olivemai (4738)
• United States
14 Aug 08
I guess that love and affection can be different. Affection is " affection is a process of social interaction between two or more organisms." Most people associate affection with the emotion of love, not sensual but practical love. I found this definition and an interesting article at http://www.biopsychology.org/biopsychology/papers/what_is_affection.html
@vidhyavini (6112)
• India
14 Aug 08
I don find any big difference between love and affection. When you are in love with someone then you will be affectionate to them. Affection will be there if you love someone. Those are inseparable.
@zeroflashx2 (2491)
• Philippines
9 Aug 08
affection is the act of showing how you feel about a person. It's more of a way to express oneself towards another. Love, on the other hand, is when we give a part of ourselves for another person. We sacrifice a percentage in lots of things such as time, space, and family. And most of all, not expecting anything in return.
• India
9 Aug 08
affection is the one u feel sorry for someone and to some extent solve their problem, love is the one u will act in a way considering the problem and sorrowfulness they are facing is yours
• Malaysia
9 Aug 08
love is feeling that you have for someone, affection is how you demonstrate the feeling . love & affectionate is the same. affection is the loving feeling if someone loves you they show their affection by hugging n kissing you i think so ... correct me if i am wrong
@samson1967 (7423)
• India
9 Aug 08
Love and affection is one and the same and always go together without any difference.