Originally meaning to date or court somebody with serious intent. Eventually its meaning expanded to include the actions that couples would partake in while dating in this manner. If you are making love to somebody, it means you truly love them and want to spend the rest of your life with them. Making love can be a small action, it can be giving your coat to your partner on a cold night, or giving them a sincere compliment when they’re feeling down. It can be hugging them from behind in the morning while they make coffee, or even something as innocuous as holding hands in a movie. In the 1950s, it might be common for a young teen to tell her friends about her date and say something along the lines of:

“We made love in the theatre last night!”

This would be understood to mean anything from hand holding to kissing to affectionate words.

The modern definition of making love (to have sexual intercourse) is a slang usage of the phrase that was likely popularized in the 1960s by the slogan “make love, not war”. However some vestiges of the original meaning still remain. People usually will not say they made love with somebody unless they felt a deeper connection with them, as there are a bevy of other terms which are used for casual encounters. In this way, making love still implies courtly romance, as was its original intent, and it is often reserved for serious relationships. Yet it can apply to all the scenarios outlined above as well. All are valid examples of making love.
Every time we make love, I know that I’m the luckiest guy in the world to have her.
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Sexual intercoarse but it's more slow and passionate, wanting to actually spend time with your loved one.
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Sex with emotional significance. Often characterized by tenderness, caressing, etc. Sex as ultimate physical manifestation of romantic love. The opposite of fucking. Often used in romance novels for dramatic effect.
We made love, and afterward he held me for the longest time.
by Alec April 18, 2005
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making love is completely different from having sex.

it's when two lovers show love for each other by passionately pleasuring one another.it should be shared with someone who you truly love or your spouse.

its slow, its gentle, its romantic, its meaningful and it usually involves a lot of touching and kissing..

afterwards, theres often cuddling & kisses and soft whispers of "i love you"..

its not a quicky. its not just fast pleasure. its more than that.
mm.. babe, let's make love.
by princess tevis June 25, 2006
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(Is not "fuqin, hit'n that, bangin', or anything else..) Makin love is when a man or a woman (who are in love wit each other) take part in a long or short moment together..It is basically havin sex except it is nice and slow..) It includes kissing and carressing... People make love because they are in love...
Carenna and Elija have been together for almost 2 years. She said that she lost her virginity to him after 1 year, that they had loved each other... They did not just fuq when she lost it to him, they made love...
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instead of fucking her brains out, take the time to charish your time together
and take it easy and slow.to satisfy both of your needs.(dont stop until she cums)
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sex when taken to a higher ground: the opposite of fucking. usually slow, soft, and sensual. the term is preferred by women, although many use it incorrectly, calling all sex lovemaking. even hard-core dildo cornholing and such whatnots.
We made love for hours in the blue moonlight.

-Did you and Johnny make love last night?
-No, we fucked like rabid monkeys.
by bec March 27, 2005
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