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

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

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  • many times (4 to 5 times)

    9 9.68%
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    3 3.23%
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Thread: What Is Love ?/ True Love? / Have You Ever Been in Love?

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    Re: What is love?

    Love is something I though I had until my girlfriend recently started seriously talking about her baby-fever non-stop.

    I guess I am still too young to fall in it.

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    Re: AW: Re: What is love?

    Quote Originally Posted by Illuminatus View Post
    What is it?
    Love, I'm quite sure you mean romantic love, is a word for the feelings created in the brain of a higher animal to ensure a steady mating partner. There's nothing mysterious or magical about it at all, just pure biology.
    I believe it's some sort of illusion comparable to drug high.
    Take away those brain chemicals/hormones and all love will be gone.
    It's a whole bunch of chemical reactions in the brain giving people a high. Helps bonding so that the guy stays around to take care of the mate and the offspring.
    Schophenhauer has done a decent job explaining what love is.

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    Re: AW: Re: What is love?

    I believe it's some sort of illusion comparable to drug high.
    Take away those brain chemicals/hormones and all love will be gone.
    I think that only applies to "falling in love"... you know the first year - 3 years of a relationship. After those giddy feelings of being "in love" fade away, something deeper, more stable, more profound and lasting takes it's place (if the relationship is successful). This is when you simply "love", rather than being "in love", if you know what I mean? LOL

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    Re: AW: Re: What is love?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bridie View Post
    I think that only applies to "falling in love"... you know the first year - 3 years of a relationship. After those giddy feelings of being "in love" fade away, something deeper, more stable, more profound and lasting takes it's place (if the relationship is successful). This is when you simply "love", rather than being "in love", if you know what I mean? LOL
    I know the giddy feelings of being in loev which lasts aout a few months, and you start to see all the BS when it wears off. As for the thing you described, I have no idea about it. I guess it doesn't exist for some people.

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    AW: What is love?

    A Top 10 Fact Sheet on Love

    1. Love does not hurt. Physical and/or emotional abuse are not a part of love.
    2. Love is not manipulative, it should not be used to get others to do what you want. You should never give in to demands based on the, "You would do it if you loved me!" tactic.
    3. Love is an intense feeling of caring for another person. It can take many different forms (romantic, friendly, familial) but it is always about caring.
    4. Although it is true that a big part of love is putting another person's happiness ahead of your own this never includes compromising your values or being untrue to yourself.
    5. If somebody asks you to do something that you don't want to do in order to "prove" your love they do not love you the way you might think they do. When you love another person you don't ask them to sacrifice a part of themselves in the name of that love.
    6. It is very easy to confuse lust for love. The true measure of romantic love is commitment and trust not physical attraction.
    7. It is possible to feel romantic love for more than one person at a given time. Just think, if it is possible for you to love both of your parents at the same time why would it be impossible to feel romantic love for two people at once? Don't beat yourself up emotionally if you find yourself in this unhappy situation. But be sure to remain single and be open and honest with all parties about your feelings and confusion.
    8. Sex is NOT love. Love is NOT sex. Sex can be a part of romantic love but it is never mandatory.
    9. Romantic love can (and often does) fade. When it goes there is not always a reason. When somebody falls out of love with you it does not reflect upon your value as a person or your desirability.
    10. Love should make you feel happy, secure and appreciated.
    Wer die Wahrheit nicht weiß, der ist bloß ein Dummkopf.


    Aber wer sie weiß und sie eine Lüge nennt, der ist ein Verbrecher.


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    Re: What is love?

    Schopenhauer basically stated that love is a trick Nature plays on us. It's a necessity for the survival of the species.

    Every kind of love, however ethereal it may seem to be, springs entirely from the instinct of sex; indeed, it is absolutely this instinct, only in a more definite, specialised, and perhaps, strictly speaking, more individualised form. If, bearing this in mind, one considers the important rôle which love plays in all its phases and degrees, not only in dramas and novels, but also in the real world, where next to one’s love of life it shows itself as the strongest and most active of all motives; if one considers that it constantly occupies half the capacities and thoughts of the younger part of humanity, and is the final goal of almost every human effort; that it influences adversely the most important affairs; that it hourly disturbs the most earnest occupations; that it sometimes deranges even the greatest intellects for a time; that it is not afraid of interrupting the transactions of statesmen or the investigations of men of learning; that it knows how to leave its love-letters and locks of hair in ministerial portfolios and philosophical manuscripts; that it knows equally well how to plan the most complicated and wicked affairs, to dissolve the most important relations, to break the strongest ties; that life, health, riches, rank, and happiness are sometimes sacrificed for its sake; that it makes the otherwise honest, perfidious, and a man who has been hitherto faithful a betrayer, and, altogether, appears as a hostile demon whose object is to overthrow, confuse, and upset everything it comes across: if all this is taken into consideration one will have reason to ask—“Why is there all this noise? Why all this crowding, blustering, anguish, and want? Why should such a trifle play so important a part and create disturbance and confusion in the well-regulated life of mankind?” But to the earnest investigator the spirit of truth gradually unfolds the answer: it is not a trifle one is dealing with; the importance of love is absolutely in keeping with the seriousness and zeal with which it is prosecuted. The ultimate aim of all love-affairs, whether they be of a tragic or comic nature, is really more important than all other aims in human life, and therefore is perfectly deserving of that profound seriousness with which it is pursued.

    As a matter of fact, love determines nothing less than the establishment of the next generation.
    http://etext.library.adelaide.edu.au...chapter12.html

    It's a long chapter so you might want to read it at your own leisure. It is very interesting and I actually agree with many things he said.

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    Re: AW: What is love?

    This list is merely suggestive and rather out of touch with reality. Don't you think so?

    Quote Originally Posted by Enibas View Post
    A Top 10 Fact Sheet on Love

    Love does not hurt. Physical and/or emotional abuse are not a part of love.
    First you need to define the term "abuse", before such a claim can actually be made.

    Love is not manipulative, it should not be used to get others to do what you want. You should never give in to demands based on the, "You would do it if you loved me!" tactic.
    Love by its very nature is manipulative. First of all it started out as a deceit on the part of the female participant i.e Her use of artificial "beauty" as a means to lure in the male. Her manipulation will just keep on coming as a means for the man to give into her needs.

    To say that it isn't manipulative is blatantly dishonest.

    Love is an intense feeling of caring for another person. It can take many different forms (romantic, friendly, familial) but it is always about caring.
    This I can agree with, especially when it comes to Family. Other than that it's rather "changeable" as the tides.

    Although it is true that a big part of love is putting another person's happiness ahead of your own this never includes compromising your values or being untrue to yourself.
    Who ever said that and how is it true?

    If somebody asks you to do something that you don't want to do in order to "prove" your love they do not love you the way you might think they do. When you love another person you don't ask them to sacrifice a part of themselves in the name of that love.
    You already did in the previous one, put their happiness ahead of your own. They all have their own ways of being happy.

    It is very easy to confuse lust for love. The true measure of romantic love is commitment and trust not physical attraction.
    I can agree with this more or less, maybe less than more however. If it wasn't physical attraction women wouldn't spend billions a year in an attempt to make themselves look beautiful for their men. This in itself isn't a recent trend either.

    It is possible to feel romantic love for more than one person at a given time. Just think, if it is possible for you to love both of your parents at the same time why would it be impossible to feel romantic love for two people at once? Don't beat yourself up emotionally if you find yourself in this unhappy situation. But be sure to remain single and be open and honest with all parties about your feelings and confusion.
    Exactly my point, there is always someone better out there.

    Sex is NOT love. Love is NOT sex. Sex can be a part of romantic love but it is never mandatory.
    This is not what you stated in the previous point. Even "IF" you meant it in another way, I cannot agree with it. Love really is all about sex. Not just in the sense that Schopenhauer stated. First it starts as a sexual impulse then it moves as if by "magic" into this thing we call "love". As that it's always possible to love more than one person at any given time, more than likely it'll also lead to promiscuous behavior.

    Romantic love can (and often does) fade. When it goes there is not always a reason. When somebody falls out of love with you it does not reflect upon your value as a person or your desirability.
    I believe in the exact opposite.

    Love should make you feel happy, secure and appreciated.
    This was written by a women for women wasn't it?


    It's rather unrealistic in my opinion.

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    Sv: What is love?

    There are obvious various kinds of love.

    The "falling in love" variant may as often be classified as possessions. Sexual possessions.

    My ex- I actually got possessed by her tight a**, a possession that ride me for several feverish years...ha ha ha, until I finally found out she really was an a**, and I got off the hook. But in my bewilderness, I took the possession for "love" (Link, not to pics of her reverse..).

    Another thing, for those walking pieces of meat, confessing they do not know their spirit, the options of love will probably be as limited and earthbound as the pieces of meat they think they are.
    This only opens for the most primitive form of love, instituted to secure the survive of the specimen. Feels good, but....

    Spiritual love is something quite else.

    For spirits living in, possessing such a vessel as a physical body, love has quite other dimensions, options and range. Of course the sexual polarized love may transcend to love on a higher leves. Happends all the time, but not always.

    We are now touching into the domains of love as healing power.
    You perhaps have heard of the conserving and recreating power of love?
    Without really understanding what is behind the curtain that this undefineable terms points to.

    To enlight your darkened and gross minds,

    try reading some antropological studies of "love and marriage" from all over the world, that may be a straw to at least theoretical expand a poor understanding of its possibilities. The Golden Bough i.e., or other works of comparative patterens in folklore. But again, perhaps you are 20 and something, and knows better?

    Check also the works treating the cloak of love,
    not the book, but the principe.

    In the Golden Book, check especially the chapters of love and the warpath, and the observed patterns of consequenses when the cloak of love is withdrawn.

    "-Blessed be the poor of Spirit, they shall inherit the Earth."

    Your medical sciences and surgery you think are advanced? ILMAO

    In Scandinavia, and specially the Northern parts of Scandinavia, spiritual healing through love, has been, and are the core tradition. You may perhaps come after, sometime in the future? Or perhaps not?

    I am not very lovely today, but still benevolent enough to give your earthbound a**es a loveful kick in the right direction, to perhaps provoke you to expand your perceptions of what love can be.

    And I am not talking of the "boy loves girl" love. Do you read me, earthlings? Over
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    Re: What is love?

    Maybe we aren't looking for love at all, but rather for ourselves...

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    Re: What is love?

    Quote Originally Posted by NordicPower View Post
    Maybe we aren't looking for love at all, but rather for ourselves...
    I've had nigh on two years of myself, and think it's time to move on.

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