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Sexual Diversity Love, Dating, Romance

Updated/Revised Date: 17th Nov 2022
Author: Sexual Diversity | Contact: SexualDiversity.org
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Synopsis: Everything you need to know to get a better sex life, learn more sex moves and positions, as well as finding sex facts, dating advice, and marriage-saving tips.

Definition

Love

The word "love" can have a variety of related but distinct meanings in different contexts. Love is a variety of different feelings, states, and attitudes that ranges from interpersonal affection (I love my mother) to pleasure (I loved that meal). It can refer to an emotion of a strong attraction and personal attachment. It can also be a virtue representing human kindness, compassion, and affection - "the unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another." Love may also describe compassionate and affectionate actions towards other humans, oneself, or animals.

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Loving and being loved adds richness to our lives. When people feel close to others, they are happier and even healthier. Love helps us feel important, understood, and secure.

Interpersonal Love

Interpersonal love refers to love between human beings. It is a much more potent sentiment than a simple liking for another. Unrequited love refers to those feelings of love that are not reciprocated. Interpersonal love is most closely associated with interpersonal relationships. Such love might exist between family members, friends, and couples. There are also several psychological disorders related to love, such as erotomania.

The philosophy of love is a field of social philosophy and ethics that attempts to explain the nature of love. The philosophical investigation of love includes distinguishing between the various kinds of personal love, asking if and how love is or can be justified, asking what the value of love is, and what impact love has on the autonomy of both the lover and the beloved.

Romantic Love

Romantic love is not always related to real love, especially when it ignores the true personalities and mutual interests of those involved. A physical relationship is an essential element in the binding together of two people in marriage. Before marriage, however, physical contact has the effect of forging bonds without sincere commitment.

People who read love stories or watch television programs should realize that while courtship, chivalry, romance, and passion play their separate and respective roles in the dramatic awakening and eventual attainment of satisfaction in love, these are all elements in a process. Still, they do not add up to the whole love experience.

Romantic Identities

People may or may not engage in purely emotional romantic relationships. The main identities relating to this are:

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• (APA): SexualDiversity.org. (2022, November 17). Sexual Diversity Love, Dating, Romance. SexualDiversity.org. Retrieved January 30, 2023 from www.sexualdiversity.org/sexuality/love/


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