Unrequited love is love that is not openly reciprocated or understood as such, even though reciprocation is usually deeply desired. The beloved may or may not be aware of the admirer's deep affections. The Merriam Webster Online Dictionary defines unrequited as "not reciprocated or returned in kind."

Unrequited love has a long cultural history. The 1st century BC Roman poet Catullus wrote about his unrequited love for Lesbia in several of his Carmina
"A mighty pain to love it is,
And 'tis a pain that pain to miss;
But of all pains, the greatest pain
It is to love, but love in vain."

"He would not stay for me, and who can wonder?
He would not stay for me to stand and gaze.
I shook his hand and tore my heart in sunder
And went with half my life about my ways."

I Love you so much there are not words
I love you so much when I see you I start to hurl
I love you so much I want you to be loved
I loved you enough to tell you to fly
I loved you with every thing even when over was the high
I loved you always you are my best friend
I un hate you so much I feel childish again
I love the love in love people feel.
I love you so much and can't stand the pain
I feel like the knives are raining again

unrequited love is real, I feel this each way
I've loved you since we hugged graduation day
I wish you didn't love another, I wish you were here
but you will never be and that's my larges fear
To never tell you I'll love till I leave with my soul
30 now crept up, you were my goal
so many pains and so many times I was a coward
The anger of knowing you were so two sided was too much for me to bear
I hated so much I knew I would forget
I hated so much I live with that regret
5 and some you have been gone and the pain is still
please end me now like kavork.

I don't have the will
I'm sorry for the pain and sorry for the loss
Loosing you came at the greatest cost.
Please love him well
Please love him true
I let him go to see that's what learning lovers can do
I'll still have tears every day
for never having the right words to say
I thought you were wrong for me and found out you were right. I love you and theirs no reason to fight.
by ElliotsKanklewieghts May 23, 2010
Top Definition
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
Loving someone who doesn't love you back.
chris has an unrequited love for her.
by christopher mercado August 16, 2005
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.
by J3nnyy December 20, 2008
Loving someone who will never love you back. If you're like me, the term will apply to someone who probably used to love you but you either didnt take the chance to fall for them, scared of being hurt, or, quite simply, blew it. And now spend your time wishing after them, wishing one day they'll love you again.
However, when one day you realise the one you love, loves you back, it gives you the most amazing, elated feeling you never thought was possible.
Examples of unrequited love:

1. Romeo to Benvolio - "well, in that hit you miss: she'll not be hit With Cupid's arrow, she hath Dian's wit;"

2. Tom will never know how much he means to me... after all this time.

Even songs are written about it: "And behind his tierd eyes, she sees the boy with his arms wide, who made her feel like an angel... 'cus she's lovin' him still for the rest of her life..."
by ..:Hecter:.. May 13, 2006
One of the worst feelings in the world, when you love someone and they don't love you back. This could be because they only see you as a friend, or they just don't see you at all. You could like them so much and think about them all the time but they will still carry on going out with some whore and isn't good enough for him. It really sucks. Maybe one day you'll get over it, but for now, you feel like your heart's being shattered into a million pieces and you are incapable of making an effort in moving.
Billy will never love Susie. It's an unrequited love.
by Morgendorffer47 March 28, 2009
Being in love with someone who doesn't love you back,one of the the worst feelings ever. It may be that they don't see you in that way,the option doesn't enter their mind or that there is something stopping them from loving you. It feels like banging your head against a brick wall and never getting anywhere...
My life currently is an fine example of unrequited love...
by individualcharacter January 11, 2010
When you fall in love with a person, but they don't fall in love with you. Being in love feels amazing - but when they only see you as a friend, it hurts you so much. You could get them out of your life and try to get over them, but you care about them so much that you'd rather be secretly in love with them knowing that they don't feel that way about you.
1. I'm in love with my best guy friend.. but he doesn't feel the same way.. love is the best feeling ever.. but knowing that its unrequited love.. it hurts.. </333333333333333 D'''''''''''''''':
by ILYSFM March 11, 2009
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