Can you explain the difference?

@stacyv81 (5904)
United States
February 23, 2009 10:35am CST
Can you explain the difference between loving someone romantically and being IN love with someone? Is it possible to explain, or just a feeling? I encourage you to put on your thinking cap and at least give it a try. I've been thinking it is very difficult thing to explain. Can you explain the difference?
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@Jae2619 (1484)
• United States
23 Feb 09
Nice Discussion. Being IN love is a commitment and sacrafice. You are always concerned about the other person before yourself, and when they are happy, your happy, when they are sad, your sad. You can figure out what they are thinking and can read them with out having to say a word. It's loving them unconditionally. Loving someone romantically is more like lust, you like to spend your time with them but don't see anything with them. It's kinda like a fling, only there for the good times.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
23 Feb 09
Loving someone is more permanent, but being in love is fleeting. The latter is another word for infatuation. It is based on the moment, on the physical attraction. However when you love someone, it does not matter if they have a face that will stop a clock, you love them for what they are, what they do. But then it does get a bit difficult because sometimes you can really get annoyed at someone and still love that person romantically , and then you can be in love with a person, but you would not want to live with that person day after day. I still do not know the difference yet, only what it sounds like to me.
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
25 Feb 09
I understand what you are saying, it makes sense to me! Romantic love is permanent, in love is fleeting, but I believe being in love can turn into a more permanent LOVE that you have for your spouse or significant other. =) thanks
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
25 Feb 09
It started with infatuation with me and my husband. And it sort of grew, but we were in our late twenties by then and we believed that marriage was permanent. A lot of couples just stop at the infatuation part and do not move on.
• Philippines
23 Feb 09
My teacher once told his EX this, "I love you, but I no longer in love with you" it bothered me for a moment, because i just can't get the thought of his statement. Even now, still don't know what does he meant when he told his EX with that.
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
23 Feb 09
I mean, I know the difference as I have been in love before, but it is hard to explain, ya know? I guess it might be one of those dont know till you've been there type of thing? Hace you ever been in love?
@neha2k94u (408)
• India
23 Feb 09
Well dont know much about that but loving somebody may be one sided that you only give your love to someone not wanting anything in return...and being in love is I feel mutual feeling... Happy Mylotting dear!!!