I think it's pretty clear that everyone that posted a definition of love is all from their own point of view, based on what they have heard, experienced, and seen. Same goes for me, although I might not use the grammar that states it. Just know it's my opinion and my point of view as well.
Love is something that if you choose to live without, your life will be meaningless and purposeless. In our world, the definition of love has been distorted and twisted in media, with movies that show couples kissing or having sex to show that they are "in love," until one of them decides to cheat on the other because he or she just isn't "there for them when they need them." Love is not just a level reached after having sex. There is no level in love, you either love someone or you don't. "I kinda love them" makes no sense.
Love is something where you are willing to die for another person. Realize that I'm not speaking only in terms of a guy/girl relationship (speaking heterosexually), but love is something that is shared with your close friends as well. It's not a different level, but it's a different type
of love, as is one's love for their child or parents. Love has a constant magnitude; it's the relationship
in which love is present in that varies. As stated previously (although a one-liner):
someone i'm willing to die for
It seems short, but if you look into that, you'll see that it covers everything love is about.
You take risks, you can't live without them.
Why can't you live without them? Because you trust them and they're so close to you.
Why are they close to you and why do you trust them? Because of their qualities, character, and personality.
Love is often "felt" as that "warm, fuzzy feeling" inside, as Kiyana mentioned. Is that wrong? No. It does cause that sensation when you are with the one you love (maybe not with your friends and family... because that could be taken the wrong way...
). But don't let that completely take over because relationships don't last forever, especially ones in elementary, middle, and high school.
Be careful when you "think" you're in love, because love is a dangerous game and can cause a lot of pain as well.
Almost everything I've said does not just apply to a guy/girl relationship. It applies to any relationship.
Edited by dman1357, 12 June 2006 - 07:34 AM.