View Poll Results: How many times have you fallen in genuine love?

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  • just once

    35 37.63%
  • a couple (2 to 3 times)

    31 33.33%
  • many times (4 to 5 times)

    9 9.68%
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    3 3.23%
  • never

    15 16.13%
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Thread: What Is Love ?/ True Love? / Have You Ever Been in Love?

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    Well, when you are young, it can easily be mistaken as puppy love.

    But I feel that if your mind is set to be with one person for the rest of your life, and that couple actually does work out and has been married for 50 years, I believe that is the one and true love. Others, unfortunately do not always find it on the first try. You have to learn by falling and picking yourself up again, learning what you like and what you don't, learning what is good for you and what isn't. I also believe if you are truly in love, you can never fall out of it. There are so many different factors that people believe are real love, then it turns out to be a lie.

    I was dating this guy for a very short while, I thought he was just the most amazing person I had ever met, well he turned out to be a real toad! He was a jerk, and I found out soooo many things about him after the fact and after I cried over him and after I wasted time on him. I put my heart out there, because I trusted, then he stomped on it. That is then when I put up a wall... well it didn't last me that long to get over it! You are hurt and upset until you find someone else, then its like that other person didn't matter.

    A few short months after we broke up, I met my husband. True unconditional love is what I can say I have for him. I have been through sooo many rises and falls, good and bad times with my husband, which only brings us closer together because we prove to one another at the end of the day how much we actually do love one another, because we stood by one another. Love is not Lust, Lust is not Love. When you can grow with someone and learn from them as well as from yourself, and you fully give yourself to one person, let them inside your heart and feel them inside your soul... it is like magic. I mean if you think about it. Love is never like a fairytale in a book, but its up to you to make your own fairytale about you and the life you live.

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    Just once.

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    I don't really know!
    I am bit confused with lust and love.
    I do get lot of crushes on guys and I do lust over them...maybe if I became there partner lust tuns into love?

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    It's pretty rare for lust to turn into love. It can happen, but it's rare. In my case, it just ends in disaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Víðálfr View Post
    I realized then that the purity of the feeling matters, the sincerity of what you feel... not if it's requited or not.

    After some disappointments I started to think that love is painful when it is unrequited... but more recently I realized that it's not. Pain is just something created by our minds. Children's love is so pure... they don't ask for anything back. We all are like that in the beginning... but many of us change... I made the same mistake.
    Thatīs so wonderful, how you write and describe your feelings. And Iīd wish I could feel the same, but I canīt. The truth is that I canīt count all the days in my life in which I was seriously lovesick. When it comes to matters of love and emotions Iīm very sensitive and vulnerable. No, I donīt fall in love easily but when it happens itīs a strong kind of love, a love with all of my body and mind. Then I canīt think of anything else and every negative reaction or even rejection feels like an earthquake in my mind. The most miserable and horrible days in my life were when I was lovesick. No illness I ever had could compete with it.

    An other problem is that some boys and men fell in love with me in the past who didnīt had my love vice versa. I think itīs extremely difficult to handle such situations and to make them understand because I know how they feel since I feel the same when I was or am unluckily in love. So I tried to make them understand in the most soft way possible. I donīt want to get hurt and I donīt want to hurt.

    Regarding the original question, I seriously fell in love four times in my life. I had a "crush" on a few more people, anyway.

    "Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Genuine Love?

    Does it even exist? If it's "Love" it doesn't need the adjective. From experience, I can tell you "Love Stinks" and let's just leave it at that ...

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    Once, but it was more fancy than love

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    Quote Originally Posted by wittwer View Post
    Does it even exist? If it's "Love" it doesn't need the adjective. From experience, I can tell you "Love Stinks" and let's just leave it at that ...
    Yes love does exist and it is very powerful. I am no shamed to admit that love has turned my life around, in fact I'm proud of that fact.

    As I explained I wondered around for few years. I was in full FTW mode I could care less what happened. Falling in love for a second time gave me a light at the end of the tunnel a beacon to draw to. This not only gave me strength in my personal life, but also made me love our folk even more.

    At least to me love does not stink and I know it does exist.
    Life is like a fire hydrant- sometimes you help people put out their fires, but most of the time you just get peed on by every dog in the neighborhood.

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    I guess I was in love a few times but I fell 'out of love' eventually. I am not a thoroughly sentimental person who has crushes and cries over the loved one. I suffered more over betrayal than I did from love.

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    Have I ever been in love? It depends. Many don't believe you can really love someone in a romantic sense unless they love you back. If its one-sided, its not "love" but rather infatuation or obsession.

    I will say I've had intense infatuation several times before, all with disastrous consequences.

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