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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.
by MaggieLeigh2233 May 25, 2013
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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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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.
by Lifesucks12345 April 09, 2011
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A love that is one-sided, malnourished, and weak.
It is felt only by one person for another that does not return the same feeling.
It is desperate, frustrating, and out-of-control. I am personally experiencing it now with a boy I am so deeply in love with. We are together, and his love for me was warm and all-encompassing a couple of months ago. Recently he revealed to me that he does not love me anymore. It feels as though I am suffering as much as if he passed. The grief is immense. He has told me that he still wants me around as his best friend. There is no light in his eyes when he says this. He is distant, detached, gone. I am neglected by his presence and his lost feelings for me. I feel absolutely lonely.
Now, I must do one of the hardest things of my life and tell the boy I love, the one I thought I would get married to and love endlessly, that my love has to end for my own sanity. I have to tell him there is no place for him in my life. A life I had always pictured with him in it. I must tell the one I love that I cannot live like this anymore.
"How can someone fall out of love with me and still want to be together?"
"That sounds like a unique case of unrequited love."
"I just cannot believe I still am so in love with him. I'd rather be in love with a stranger than in love like this."
by Val_h_Alla December 14, 2013
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Loving someone in ways that are unexplainable. Although, your "spouse," or "love interest," makes you feel they are incapable of providing such love in return. It's waking up with them on your mind, sending text messages that seem like it takes an eternity to get a response to. Its loving someone so much, you allow them to hurt you, in hopes that they'll realize how much you care. It's having someone consistently tell you I'm not in love with you, but I have love for you, after a moment that to you felt so surreal. Its having hopes of a fairy tale with this person you love, yet having them feel as though they could never play that role in your cast... Its doing all you can to prove your love only to feel like it's still not enough and its still unappreciated. It hurts at times when you think about what's missing. But in those moments when you two are laughing or sharing a sweet moment, those times you hear them call you "babe," and "bae," you feel a connection and an undeniable emotion for this person, you feel a joy and excitement to have such a connection, and then you remember this person refuses to claim you or your heart. You feel lonely, in love.
Loving you leaves me secluded, almost suffocated and blue, I don't understand this unrequited love, its hurts, but I can't be through.
by ChaBoo14_brokenheartedly November 25, 2016
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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's a bitch
by pseudoyourmum May 03, 2010
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Unrequited love is a strong admiration, ingrained deep inside, for someone who does not feel the same way about you . Those suffering with this mental torment will go on for weeks, months or even years hoping, bargaining, praying and fantasizing of the moment when their beloved will one day change their mind and reciprocate their feelings. This intense yearning and passion may cause frustration, anger, anxiety, shame and deep depression. These feelings are compounded if the sufferer was also rejected by the object of their affections. It could cause the sufferer to stay in bed for hours, call in sick for work, have anxiety attacks or even be in a cloudy haze from time-to-time. Furthermore, ...would've, should've, could've scenarios may play over-and-over again in the sufferer's mind along with scenes of desirable end-results. Over time, healing comes when the sufferer discovers how to love and truly know oneself and realizing that they are in control and ultimately responsible for their own state of mind and being. The feelings of hopelessness and loss are only temporary and are actually false. However, it may take the suffer a substantial amount of time to realize this.
We could be the most amazing couple in the world! Unfortunately, my affections for him/her were not reciprocated which lead to unrequited love. I held a greater value of the idea of a partnership than they did, and now I am left with feelings of hopelessness and yearning :-(
by 32935 June 02, 2016
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