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 pressure, increased pleasure during 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. 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 is unconditional."
e.g. 5. "Your grandparents are like a couple of love birds."
Love is an incredibly powerful word. When you're in love, you always want to be together, and when you're not, you're thinking about being together because you need that person and without them your life is incomplete.
This love is unconditional affection with no limits or conditions: completely loving someone. It's when you trust the other with your life and when you would do anything for each other. When you love someone you want nothing more than for them to be truly happy no matter what it takes because that's how much you care about them and because their needs come before your own. You hide nothing of yourself and can tell the other anything because you know they accept you just the way you are and vice versa.
It's when they're the last thing you think about before you go to sleep and when they're the first thing you think of when you wake up, the feeling that warms your heart and leaves you overcome by a feeling of serenity. Love involves wanting to show your affection and/or devotion to each other. It's the smile on your face you get when you're thinking about them and miss them.
Love can make you do anything and sacrifice for what will be better in the end. Love is intense,and passionate. Everything seems brighter, happier and more wonderful when you're in love. If you find it, don't let it go.
That word is love.
2.) A feeling that will not be returned to me...
You have great chemistry:
You get lost in your conversations, and the hours pass like minutes. You're more than willing to listen to her when she talks about her day. The chemistry between you is remarkable.
You find her beautiful:
Even if you catch her with no makeup on and her hair pulled back while she's unclogging a toilet, she still looks beautiful to you.
You want to spend time with her:
All you want to do is to be with her, whether you're having sex or not. Even if she tells you that sex will have to wait, you don't care.
You see a future together:
You experience the strange feeling that your life would be totally empty without her. You tell your friends and family that she may be The One, and you're even thinking about marrying her.
You introduce her to your family:
It becomes very important to you that your parents like her, and that she gets along with everyone close to you.
You include her in all your plans:
Whether you're going out with your male friends or taking your dog for a walk, you want her there with you. And if she's not there, you can't get her off your mind and sneak off to give her a quick "I miss you" phone call. Of course, you don't tell your buddies.
You are more romantic:
All of a sudden you find yourself listening to cheesy romantic songs and thinking of her. You send her flowers and love notes to work and set up romantic evenings candlelit dinners at home.
You always take her side:
If someone says anything even slightly disparaging about her, you immediately rise to her defense. Furthermore, in social gatherings, you always agree with her even if you disagree behind closed doors.
She makes you want to be a better man:
She challenges and motivates you. She makes you happy, and you'd do anything to make her happy.