Difference between love and Infatuation

India
May 31, 2009 9:50pm CST
How would you differentiate between love and Infatuation? How would you know weather you are in love or its just infatuation?
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5 responses
@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
1 Jun 09
Infatuation its just like a phase...maybe in a week your not thinking about that person anymore. You just like that person because of a certain aspect like maybe the looks or something. But with love...you appreciate everything about the person and its not just a phase that you go through.
• India
1 Jun 09
Thanks for responding dear. If in Love we appreciate everything in a person, why does it lead to break up at times or rather most of the times.
@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
1 Jun 09
Good question...maybe because of misunderstanding. Sometimes even if you appreciate everything about the person, there are still conflicts. Cause nothing is perfect, right? And love is not an exception to that.
• India
1 Jun 09
Thanks for yoour valuable suggestions,........ All the very best for your future.... :0)
@khayshenz (1387)
• United States
1 Jun 09
Great question - one that I can't clearly answer - and for that I'm sorry. I'm currently in a serious relationship - and sometimes, my "love" for him just overwhelms me. He simply takes my breath away - sometimes. But there are other days when he just pisses me off to no end - but at the end of the day, when the question is asked: does the good outweighs the bad? is it worth all the hassle to be with this person even when you're mighty pissed? And the answer is YES - I think that's love. no?
• India
1 Jun 09
There are bad days and good days. Lets say if you don't speak to the person you love for a long time for some odd reason. Do you think you can start a new relationship?
@eLsMarie (4148)
• Philippines
8 Jun 09
hi new2345! infatuation: i love him because he's good at playing basketball, because he's intelligent, because i can't eat well & sleep at night without seeing him, because he has blue eyes, because a lot of girls are wanting him, because he glances at me whenever he tries to shoot a ball, because he's also good at playing soccer, because he has the most attractive smiles in the campus... etc. love: i don't need any reasons just to prove that i love him as long as our intentions are good, then i don't see any problem...
@joanzz (175)
• Philippines
3 Jun 09
Infatuation is ruled vy feelings, but love's feelings are ruled by principle. In the field of infatuation, the feelings are in charge. But the problem is that our feelings are fickle. They change easily. Today, I feel great, so kiss her. Tomorrow I feel terrible, so I kick her. That's not love. True love has feelings, tender feelings which are put in a human heart by a caring of God. But love is not composed of feelings only. It is feeling plus principle. Moreover, love is not controlled by feelings. It does not do anything and everything it feels. Rather, in true love, the feelings are under the control of principle.
@srganesh (6349)
• India
1 Jun 09
It is just the difference between love and lust.If you are infatuated,then you will be aroused only with the others presence.The absence means nothing to you.When you are in love,then you don't miss the other for a moment.You feel close even if you are far away physically.Cheers!