Love, my friend, is a wonderfully, wonderfully, shitty thing.

There have been, and indeed, are, numerous attempts to define love, but the truth is, there really is no set definition.

* Love can mean completely different things to different people.

* For some, it is the heady rush, the constant butterflies and silly smiles that grace one's face.
*For others, love is the ever-present peace, the constant comfort and the assuring knowledge that the one you love is there.
*For others still, it is the aching longing, wanting and mad fits of possessiveness, and even obssession that define love.

One thing that we can be certain of, is that its a powerful thing. I hesitate to say emotion, as it seems much too callous and cold to describe love.

*After all, love has sparked wars, and ended feuds, love has hurt, and love has healed, love has driven mankind to dizzying extremes, only to abruptly bring one back round.

*Love is a fickle thing.

*Love has healed. Love has comforted. Love has made people insanely, foolishly, abnormally euphoric. Love has the ability to send one on an indescribable high, and make everything and anything so much better. The world around you is much more colourful, the people, much more nicer, the conversations more insightful.

*Love has also in shocking contrast, brought out the darker side in us all.
People have murdered for love, stolen, hurt, abused. Countless have died on the fanciful longing of a foolish leader in love. Love makes us foolish, blind and ignorant. It makes us defy our own morals and ideals, just for the slightest sign of affection or approval.

*Love can take many forms.
There is the love between friends, the love for a god, the love of family, the love of an object, or the like, and of course, the love shared between two people in a relationship.

*There is also unrequited love, which is the single most painful thing in the world.
There is also lost love, by which I mean two true lovers who are somehow separated unjustly. Time may have passed, whole continents may separate them, perhaps even death itself, but this love never forgets and thus, still mournfully aches.

*Love is foolhardy and irrational.
It makes no logical sense, to like a person so much so, that you become completely ignorant of their faults and would do absolutely anything if the other would approve.

*Love is a dangerous, dangerous thing. And too many have been hurt by it.

*And so, one wonders, why do we still crave it?

(The little *'s are like, the main points. This isnt much of an exact 'Love is this' type thing but obv. its hard to define it, so Im just writing down my ponderings. :])
An example of love?
Different examples for different people.
Theist = God,
Me = My parents
etc. etc...
by FoolForYou February 07, 2009
Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so
vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens your heart and it means
someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these
defenses. You build up this whole armor, for years, so nothing could
hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid
person, wanders into your stupid life. . .you give them a piece of
you. They don't ask for it. They do something dumb one day like kiss
you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love
takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you
crying in the darkness, so a simple phrase like
"maybe we should just be friends" or "how very perceptive" turns into
a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just
in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a should-hurt,
a body-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain.
I hate love.
i love him, yet he still left
by Nikki sixxx July 06, 2006
A friendly term used in London to address a Woman you do not know.
eg. How much do I owe you love?
by Secret666 July 20, 2005
The Encyclopedia Brittanica defines love as something too complicated to define.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has this to say about love: avoid if at all possible.
Love hurts.

I would do anything for love.
by 'Annony' June 01, 2005
Love is when your dog licks your face, when you come home, even though you've left them alone all day
Warning: Love can hurt more than hate
by Im from Australia October 19, 2005
love means risking your life to save theirs.

love is giving them the last piece of cake, no matter how much you want it.

love is giving your whole self and never holding back.

love is when he remembers things that you forgot about yourself.

love is when he reminds you of these things.

love is when he's the only one that can figure you out, when you don't even know who you are.

love is commitment.

love is that tingly feeling you get and you don't know why.

love is looking forward to waking up early in the morning just to watch them sleep.

love is indvidual, you love them in your own way.

love is true when no one can take it away, no matter how hard they try.

love is holding onto them like tomorrow will never come.

if you love someone you love them for the rest of your dont question whether you love them or not its just dere & it stays with u for ever.
by polka September 17, 2005
Love is when all you care about is their happiness, safety, and health. If they are gone for more than 2 minutes you already miss and long for them to be next to you. Their smile makes you melt, their presence makes you grin and feel happy. Like a burning fire in your heart erupts when you fall in love with them and never goes away. Just a simple hug from them makes you feel unreal. A kiss from them makes you feel loved and makes you want to show your love for them. You would die for them, you also sometimes cry for no good reason, other than, you want them by your side. You actually find yourself listening to love songs and think about them day in and day out. You want to hug them and never let go; you want to gaze into their precious eyes like there is no tomorrow. They are beautiful. You've felt attracted to others, but she/he never leaves your thoughts. You can not picture or imagine yourself loving anyone else in your entire life. They truly make you happy and you long to make them happy, your heart gets a weakness feeling when you see them. Your chest gets weak, you get shaky and may sweat around them. You are afraid of saying something stupid and may beat yourself up over something you said that you felt like it came out dumb, though it might not have been stupid. You have told her that you love her/him, passionately and truthfully. You would never lie to her/him, you feel like you can tell her/him anything. You stand by her/his side no matter what happens. You feel like their very existence completes you. Around them, nothing can go wrong, all is right in the world.

For those that have been rejected, but still love somebody: If you are friends with each other now, don't worry about it. If you truly love them, they will see it in your actions and very well may grow to love you. Just don't let go of hope.

For those that are in love, but don't know how to tell her/him: Just tell them. There is no simpler path to take. If you are alread BF/GF, then that is wonderful. Find a nice place to just sit down and talk, just tell them. But if you are not BF/GF, DO NOT COME HEAD ON AND CONFESS TO THEM, THIS IS THE MISTAKE I MADE, WE ARE FRIENDS BUT I DOUBT IT WILL BE ANYTHING MORE. PLEASE, IF YOU DON'T WANT TO END UP LIKE ME, BECOME HER/HIS BF/GF FIRST BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING!!

Love affects any age. I will repeat this one: Love affects ANY age. I know that some people say things like "Oh he's just 13, he can't love." That isn't true. Some people are more emotionally mature than others. Just because some kids haven't been in love doesn't mean it isn't possible at their young age. I completely encourage all ages to not hide this feeling, telling someone about your love for the person, normally a best friend of the opposite sex is the best option.
There is a lot more I have missed, but the night is aging and I must go to sleep. Thank you for reading.

Alejandra, I love you unconditionally and I always will until the day I die.
by omgggitsnick June 27, 2006
A misunderstanding between two fools.
Gotta love Oscar Wilde
by averywiseman April 01, 2010
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