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Its the feeling of being completely, hopelessly, desperately in love with someone, all the while knowing that your feelings will never reach them.

Its contradictory in that you feel incredible because you love someone so much, but also at the same time you feel almost overwhelming despair because you will never know what it is like to hold them in your arms, or touch their face, or kiss their lips. You will never know what it is like to wake-up next to them in bed in the morning, bodies entwined.

It can be masochistic in nature- it causes such heartache, but you enjoy loving the person so much, you willingly let your heart go through the agony, so you can hold onto something- I don't know, maybe hope?

In any case, unrequited love is a very sad thing.
"Unrequited Love"-
Its like drowning but you just won't fucking die.
by WonderLiz July 15, 2010
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Unrequited love is Hell. All you do is spend your days thinking of someone who will never think of you. You'd do anything for that person, and they'll do nothing for you. You can't forget them, and there's tearing you apart.
Unrequited love is like waiting for an airplane at a train station.
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chris has an unrequited love for her.
by christopher mercado August 16, 2005
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Quite possibley the worst feeling in the world. When you love someone but they don't love you back. It kinda makes you feel like a creepy loser. And you tell yourself that you dont care, you were over with before you began, that this is pointless, but you cant help but think about them. And you know what? Theyre probably a total dickface you screwed you over, but you dont even care. One day in the far-off future you'll wonder why you gave a fuck about such a loser, but for now youre just going to have to hope that either they start to have feelings for you back or just hope and pray that you get over them, neither of which are prolly going to happen.
I'm in unrequited love with Sean, even though we'll never work out cuz we can't get our goddamn timing right. First, we liked eachother but I was going out with his best friend. Then we didnt see eachother for a month. Then we had a huge fight. Then we made up and things were back to normal until HE ASKED OUT ANOTHER GIRL THE NEXT DAY. And now I'm really paranoid he'll read this and think Im a stalker or something.
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Love for a person who does not love you back.
Usually a close friend/past lover. You get to know that person, think they are brilliant, fall for them and can't get over them. It can affect your drive for finding a relationship.
However, if you are a sufferer of unrequited love, usually this is because you wouldn't want a partner that wasn't them. Similar to oneism.
Unrequited love can be one of the most emotionally painful experiences to go through, even worse than a break-up, because you will have never had the satisfaction of ever being with that person in a relationship.
Unrequited love is usually not linked with sexual desire, as the sufferer feels what could be considered a genuine obsession and love for the boy/girl in question.
Almost everyone on the planet will have experienced unrequited love at some point, and many will have been the subject of unrequited love.
Many sufferers of unrequited love do not tell their desired partner of their feelings due to fear of losing a friendship with that person. After all, it is better to be friends and be able to talk to them and see them than for them to block you out completely.
An anecdote from the popular Disney film Alladin helps to sum up unrequited love. Alladin can wish for all the money, power and fame in the world, but he will never be able to make Jasmine love him.

Unfortunately, the likeness stops there as Alladin and Jasmine end up together in the film. More often than not unrequited love amounts to nothing.
I love you, but you won't ever love me back.

Why don't you love me?

I'm getting depressed about you because you won't love me back.

Why do you only see me as a friend?
Unrequited love...it's a bitch
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Possibly the worst emotion ever felt. Makes you feel unbelievably sad, and nothing, not even chocolate can make you happier. It also sucks that you try to get over them, but you can't get your mind off them. It's especially harder when they are one of your good friends and they tell you who they like.
Susie has an unrequited love for Thomas. Susie is Thomas' good friend. Susie likes/loves Thomas. Thomas likes someone else. Susie still talks to Thomas even though deep down inside, she still likes/loves him.
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The worst kind of love. The love for those in love alone. Symptoms include: making a fool of yourself, daydreaming, and unrealistic hopes/desires. When you love someone who will not, and won't love you back it creates this immense longing for that person. You think that they are different than the tough jerk exterior he puts out, and are always hoping one day he will change and come to your door. But he never does, and even though you finally realize how much time you've wasted, you still love this guy. Its undeniable how pure your liking for them is, but you just want them to look at you and have that slow motion eye contact, realizing your the one, the one hes been looking for. Over time, this love may fade, but there will always be a little imprint of them in your heart.
Ali likes Jacob so much, but just can't seem to be herself around him. She is nervous and knows he will never love her like he should. He will choose a girl with less moral standards and she will have to suffer watching drowning in her own unrequited love for him.
by GossipGal14 December 21, 2010
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