What is LOVE? what does LOVE means to you?

Philippines
September 12, 2008 9:53pm CST
Since there are lots of love topics out there, let's talk about it. I observe they just give definitions to it, but let's dig deeper and see for ourselves, How would you know if your INLOVE? Don't answer me with "I feel it" or "you can just feel it". Don't answer me with anything that concerns feelings. You can answer like something like "it makes me dance to the rhythm of the typewriter just thinking about her" or "I almost faint with the way she stares". Let's be logical, ergo and not emotional, OK?
11 responses
@indiandevil (2109)
• Rothesay, New Brunswick
13 Sep 08
Well, someone from my past, had once said to me that "Love, is not having to say your sorry." And you know what till this day, I still firmly believe this statment.
• Philippines
13 Sep 08
It's a famous line from a 70's movie "Love Story". I have watch that movie, it makes me cry.
• United States
13 Sep 08
I think to the contrary! Love means being able to say you are sorry, and meaning it! It's easier to think you should never have to say you are sorry, but honestly, no matter how much you love someone there are times when you are wrong or say something you don't mean. I think it's way more loving to be able to say you're sorry and mean it, than to believe that love takes care of it without the appology. Just my opinion.
• Philippines
13 Sep 08
I think the opposite. But I agree with you that sometimes we must be able to see our shortcomings for the benefit of the love you shared with person you love. Sometimes, we must open ourselves to the possibility that we are just human, and we are prone to those shortcomings, then our relationship would stand the test of time. After all, we don't have a perfect past.
• Indonesia
13 Sep 08
LOVE makes me thinking about him all day and night.. LOVE makes me look my handphone every time.. LOVE makes me insomnia; can't sleep on time like usually.. LOVE makes me creative..so i can make a sweet poem, a lovely song..when i'm fall in love..
• Philippines
13 Sep 08
Very poetic. The love in you is so addictive.
• Philippines
13 Sep 08
love.. you know love has many faces.. from infatuation to selfless love.. but in common, there is just one definition of it... and i think its the real meaning of it in my life... say, some people say that, "love is blind" "love is romantic".. but for me there is jsut 2 definitions of it.. "love is a thing that cannot be seen nor touched, but we probably felt in our hearts" and "love is not just a feeling you must be concerned with, because it is also the greatest responsibility in an individual's life." tell me if i ain't right.. thats how i define love in my life.. coz i'd rather die than to betray my oath and love for a certain person that i promised with it.. funny uh?? just think about it..
13 Sep 08
I believe each of us is INLOVE-its just that some are more INLOVED and others have lesser love to people, things, situations, ideas, etc... If we could measure love from 0-10 some may have 0 and others are in 10. Furthermore, I think that the love that one have could be increased or decreased depending upon circumstances. Thus, it is vital for a person to be educated on how to increase or decrease love for a person to be INLOVE or else he or she will FALL OUT OF LOVE. I agree with Garry Chapman on his book "5 Love Languages" that the love we are experiencing could be categorized into five different languages. Those who are INLOVE speak the same language that is why they are INLOVE. My question is, if one could be INLOVE is it also possible to FALL OUT OF LOVE?
• Philippines
13 Sep 08
Love is what you make it. It is so dynamic and flexible and it depends on how the situation calls it. There are love that are not meant for you, and real love is selfless, it doesn't care about one's self. If you fell inlove, there's no point of turning back even if it hurts you so much, true love is still true even at the point of letting go.
• India
13 Sep 08
To me love is thinking and giving only the good and best to my husband and son. thinking and giveng the other person good - to me is love.
13 Sep 08
i think love is more than that. i believe in the bible. it is stated in 1st corinthians 13 that it is patient, it is kind, it is not boastful, it is not jealous, it is not proud, and so on. for me, love is a feeling that every human being would like to encounter. a feeling that could make us happy. it has three kinds: agape (a love for our God), phileo (a love for our friends and family), and eros (a love shared by husbands and wives).
@jalucia (1435)
• United States
13 Sep 08
Well, your question asks how one knows when they are in love. Being in love with someone, and loving someone, can be two different things. To answer your question ... for me, being in love with someone means that you enjoy being around them, you never get so mad at them that you can't give them another chance, their faults are nothing in comparison to what you love about them. When you are in love that person makes you happy, brings you joy, makes your worries lighter without even trying to, makes the world a better place to be in.. they give your life a lift (like sweeping you off of your feet). Now, when you love someone ... that could be something totally different.
• Philippines
13 Sep 08
I remember my girlfriend with the qualities you said. She is so much like that to me. Those qualities makes her so dear to me, and love her even more. Hopes she's doing fine in the office today.
• Singapore
13 Sep 08
love is something that make you feel good with the other party. for me, even if we did not talk to one another, the fact that we were around each other is good enough. when you see someone that you loved is happy, you will also feel happy too. love can be silence and it can also be pain. i always remember my first crush, in which i would just stare into her eyes and smile, it seems so sweet at that time.
• Philippines
13 Sep 08
You are overjoyed but her smile. You know its love when you still hold hands even after you sweat.
• United States
13 Sep 08
I feel real love frees us. Let's us fly. It's also undemanding and unconditional. I feel most young people, when they are in love, are usually in "lust," and this sort of love dosn't usually last too long. Real love is selfless. If one goes into a relationship thinking "what can I get from this person," this is not love. The divorce rates in this country are 60 percent of all people who marry, get divorced. People are too much thinking of what they want, they won't compromise, or make sacrifices for each other. ( That's a general statement of course. I know there are extreme situations where divorce is necessary. ) True love is very powerful, it can move mountains. It brings out all the divine qualities we all have within us. It purifies the heart, and turns us into beautiful human beings. It's a choice, too. I think it's alot easier to love, than to hate. I also believe everyone is lovable, some of us just have to dig a little deeper.
• Philippines
13 Sep 08
Very true. They say love moves mountains. The song says love moves in mysterious ways. Indeed, real love selfless, it doesn't matter what the consequences may be. Love move mountains in mysterious ways. That's what they all mean.
@equilady (43)
• United States
13 Sep 08
You can't stop yourself from smiling the moment you see the person, or even just hear their name! You don't get any sleep, because if you did you wouldn't be with them during that time. Or you wake up and see them beside you and you can't help but smile, and you can't get back to sleep because you enjoy just watching them sleep. You can't get anything done because you spend all day lookin out the window to see if they are coming, checking your email, checking caller ID in case you may have missed a call. You can't eat, because if you do the butterflies in your tummy may just carry you away. You re-do the same things over and over again because you want them to be right when they get there. You can't even imagine life without them! That's how you know that you're in love! In my opinion any way!
• Philippines
13 Sep 08
Yeah, very true. This applies to me too. I keep on smiling whenever she's around. It seems my whole world stops turning just to please her. I remember one time while we were walking during the night, she found found out there were no stars, she told, "the night is so blue because there were no stars around, did you find one?". I told her, "Yes, I did. That start is walking beside me."
@aj2006 (1536)
• Philippines
13 Sep 08
Love is a word full of meaning..but love is always associated with Trust,Understanding,Faithfulness,Courage,Patience,Caring,Kind..etc.. But I believe that it is Love when we sacrifice our own self, our own happiness for the one we love..it is always magical indeed, for me, LOVE is contagious and you can give it to anyone and anything if you really want too.. :)
• Philippines
13 Sep 08
you dont know that you feel inlove, it just an abstract situation that you are happy with one person and for you it will never complete your day without her/him, and you realize tha time goes by that you already fall im love,but if you the plan to love them that is NOT LOVE!!!!!!!!
@tatiana07 (498)
• Philippines
13 Sep 08
- when love is not madness, it is not love - love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of species - the hours i spend with you i look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. you and you alone make me feel that i am alive... (",)