Thread: What is love?
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Old 08-01-2009, 04:05 AM
XYZ123 XYZ123 is offline
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Romantic love for me has all the feelings of a deep friendship plus the butterflies, lust, goo goo eyes and everything else everyone here has described.
In the longer run though, I've never had a deep friend I could look at and say "I want to spend the rest of my life with you, share every aspect of myself with you, compromise my wants and personality to suit yours and for you to do the same until a happy medium is reached, raise children with you, grow old with you, and sleep in your arms whenever I can". To me, that is what remains in romantic love after the butterflies are gone or faded. Physical desire is part of the longer lasting aspect as well, but I think I'll still be in love with N when we're 85 and no longer interested in sex.
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