1. An English
word: similar to adore, desire, very strong
2. A drug: A complex combination of chemicals produced by the body to ensure successful mating and bonding. Typical effects may include decreased sensitivity to pain, increased motivation
to succeed, increased blood
sexual activity, interrupted sleep patterns, irrational behavior, erratic mood changes and a strong
desire to bond with
the object of desire.
Effects are most intense during
the first year or two, then diminish gradually until the patient is fully recovered, usually by the seventh year.
3. An emotion: Spontaneous, similar to happiness
and sadness, felt during
acts of kindness and affection. Usually accompanied by various combinations of smiling, laughter and tears.
4. A commitment: A promise of devotion, to stand by through good times and bad times, to be faithful and honest. Actively looking
out for the good of another.
5. True love: Much
sought after, rare, ever
lasting, unification. Similar to a perfect song or a diamond. Requires all of the above.
e.g. 1."I love chocolate ice cream."
e.g. 2. "I just
met the new girl
at the ice cream parlor, and I'm so in love with her."
e.g. 3. "I love you."
e.g. 4. A mother's love for her child
e.g. 5. "Your grandparents are like a couple of love birds."