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What is Love?
Everybody has felt it at one time or another, be it
for a
person, pet, or even a non-living object.   That fee
ling is love.  
Love is felt in different intensities; it may consu
me your whole
being, or perhaps it’s just a little crush.   Some p
eople search
for what seem their whole lifetimes for love, where
as others
may seem to fall in and out of love on a regular ba
sis.   Of
course, here we are talking about people.   We can l
ove many
things, but the love between two people is unique a
nd special.
          Love is rarely defined because everyone e
xperiences it
differently.   What one person thinks is love, anoth
er may think
is infatuation or vice versa.   How does one know he
or she is
in love?   How is it possible to distinguish between
the love of
romance and the love shared between friends?   In or
der to
understand love, we need to first understand the tw
o major
types of love: romantic love and friendship love.
          People often define romantic love based o
n its
difference from friendship love.   Would you kiss yo
ur friend?  
Perhaps, but it is not necessarily the
you do with your
romantic partner that makes your love romantic.   Ro
love is often confused with infatuation because it
is so all-
consuming.   Romantic lovers are usually on each oth
minds.   A person may make decisions based on his or
romantic partner, such as whether or not to move to
a different
province for a job and leave his or her partner beh
ind.   People
make large life decisions based on their romantic p
because they can’t imagine life without those peopl
Romantic love guides a person’s mind and can someti
cloud it as to what the right decision may be.   Aft
er all,...