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's a bitch
by pseudoyourmum May 03, 2010
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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
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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