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when two people love each other but are too shy to admit it but they still show it.
Tina: Gosh Claudia! You are so in love with Mark!
Claudia: It's more like skinny love when it comes to us.
by Rodsby June 27, 2010
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Love that's too skinny to survive. It's not properly fleshed out, and is doomed to failure.
guy 1: "you think Bob and Alice's relationship will last the year?"
guy 2: "nah, that's only skinny love holding them together"
by zditre September 10, 2011
When two people really love/like each other, and both of them know it, but don't have a serious relationship.
This is generally because they are too shy to talk about it to each other.
Girl 1: Josh and Izzy are so cute together!
Girl 2: Yeah, they should def. move on from their skinny love...
by thatsmartalec April 16, 2013
There are two ways to define 'Skinny Love', but both talk about romantic relationships.
The first is used to describe a type of relationship between two people that are very in love with each other, or are crushing big time on the other; but are far to embarrassed to express their feelings. The relationship is 'skinny' because they have yet to come out and explain their true feelings. There is no communication, there for it's not even really a 'relationship'.
The second is to describe a similar thing, but instead of no communication, the relationship lacks love. It is where two people are dating just for the sake of dating, the sake of being with someone. To fill that empty void, to give them something to do. They do not actually love each other.
Example ->

Samatha: Aw how sweet! Jimmy and Kira look so cute together. It must be true love!
Kira's friend: Yeah, but they are always too shy to tell each other that they love them. It's skinny love.
by Frosty-chan October 06, 2013
When you're in a relationship because you need to be, but that's not necessarily why you should be in a relationship. And that's skinny; it doesn't have weight. Skinny love doesn't have a chance because it's not nourished.
girl: dude you should break up with her its obvious you guys only have skinny love at this point!
guy: but i don't know how to be single again!
by zamboni2000 June 08, 2012
When two people love each other but are too shy to admit it but they show it anyway.
Matt Smith: "Karen has harboured a huge crush on me over the past nine months."
Karen Gillan: "Matt has a massive crush on me."

'Who's Matt's celebrity crush?'
Karen: "I don't really know."
Matt: "I'm going to say Karen Gillan."

Karen: "Matt's a superb kisser."
Matt: "I'd give Karen a 9 or 10 for kissing."

Interviewer: (to Karen) "but you're so pretty!"
Karen: "aw."
Matt: "Thanks! Thanks buddy!"

This ladies and gentlemen is a very good example of Skinny Love. As you can see, Matt and Karen are definitely in love with each other but they are not in a relationship.
by mattsmithswife July 24, 2013
2 people in love who are too shy to say it.
Aww they're in love aren't they? How long will it stay skinny love before someone has the courage to say it?
by Jewel Moreno May 04, 2015

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