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post Nov 25 2005, 09:18 PM
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Ok.. I'm feeling mildly soppy.. meaning I'll probably regret making this post and showing my occasional soppyness.

Consider this a game of defining the undefinable. I don't know if you can define it, but just to reply with "It's not something you can define" would be boring, and I may be forced to make a " tongue.gif " face at you. I don't like being mean, so don't do it! *ahems..*

So yeah.. go ahead, try and define love in any way you can, a poem, a statement, a definition, whatever.

If you're feeling sick just reading this post then.. sorry! But really.. it's christmas soon! Don't be all bah humbug... dry.gif .


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post Nov 25 2005, 09:19 PM
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When you'd put someone elses life before yours.


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post Nov 25 2005, 10:05 PM
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An intense feeling of deep affection for another.

A nice, sterile Psychological answer for you there.


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post Nov 26 2005, 12:36 AM
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When the life you share is more important to you than your successes alone.
When you would be willing to die rather than live without the one you love.
The deep feeling of warmth you get every time you see your partner, even when you've been together for years.

I may come back and try to do familial love later when I've thought it over.


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post Nov 26 2005, 03:32 AM
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Love is one of those few transcendent things that require no definition. Love simply is, and that's all that needs to be said.


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post Nov 26 2005, 03:47 AM
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Not needing someone, but choosing to be there because you want to be around them.


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post Nov 26 2005, 04:21 AM
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When you get stupid about someone and don't see their flaws, or at least see them and think they're cute. Once you move past that and find out that their flaws are annoying, you decide that they're worth dealing with anyway.


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post Nov 26 2005, 04:36 AM
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When you feel you're half of something, instead of feeling like you're complete on your own.


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post Nov 26 2005, 12:32 PM
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post Nov 26 2005, 02:06 PM
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post Nov 26 2005, 09:07 PM
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Caring for someone more than you care about yourself.
Feeling ridiculously tender towards them for no reason at random times.
Trusting them, and being able to have fun with them, being able to laugh with them.
Missing them all the time when they're not around, even when you're out with other people, and feeling like you could stand to be around them all the time without getting pissed off all the time.

There's like loads more. It's butterflies in the stomach and grinning when your phone lights up and you know it's from them. It's indescribable.

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post Nov 26 2005, 09:45 PM
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When I get tingles down my spine and butterflies in my belly when I am waitinting for that person to open their front door.

When I know my life would never be the same if they died.

When I can be so open and vunerable to a person knowing they will never judge me, just want to understand me more.

When I hug a person and I hear a kind of white noise, because everything else is irrelevant, and only that person in my arms and the feelings we have for eachother are in my mind.


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post Nov 27 2005, 12:00 AM
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It's rarely so dramatic as giving your life for someone. More often it's quiet and seems ordinary to everyone except those who are experiencing it.

There are so many different forms of love that I don't pretend to know them all, much less define all of them in a concise statement.

For me...it's something like Pat's signature: we're both weird, and our weirdness is compatible. We're probably even weirder together than apart, and that's okay because it makes us laugh.

My life isn't dramatic or glamorous, but most days I feel like I'm the luckiest person alive and no one even knows it. I hope that's one commonality between all forms of love. Everyone should feel that way at least once in their lives.

(I take no responsibility for how embarrassingly soppy I am in this post. I'm under the influence of cold meds. Everyone is bound to be more mushy then, right? unsure.gif )


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post Nov 27 2005, 12:17 AM
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Reason I started this topic is because my emotional vocabulary is pretty much pathetic.. it's like awful... but here's my turn at this game I've invented.

When they can do something you normally find annoying, but it seems nice when they do it.

When they they smile it draws out your own, and when they're upset you are too.

When you buzz over rediculously silly things like leaning against each other on a train seat.

When you find yourself doing things you wanted to hurl when you saw other soppy couples do and love it!

When you'd treasure a hand made gift from them, over a gold bar from a stranger.

If I could only choose one statement that i had to come up with myself: "Love is when you're content with someone"


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post Nov 27 2005, 12:26 AM
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I'm content with my math teacher, but she's a small, angry Korean woman who happens to be very good at teaching math (being why I am content with her)--please tell me we are not in love.

I also have no real business being in this topic, because I don't quite know what love is. BUT

Waikiki (^)says that love is light. If it's right. If it's right. If it's right. I think I'll steal their definition


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post Nov 27 2005, 12:59 AM
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Love? I call him Kai and he enriches my life in a million different ways every single day. smile.gif

There's no better, purer love then what you get from your own child - especially when they're younger, before life has a chance to jade them at all. In his eyes, I can do no wrong, EVERYTHING I do is hilarious and when you get a smile or a laugh, well, it's straight from the heart. No pretences.

Outside of him - I would define love as being absolutely prepared to put that certain someone before yourself no matter what. Knowing that you're a better person for being with them and endeavouring to continue to make yourself a better person in order to keep yourself in their esteem.

Ahhh, beer and stupid 'o clock postings. Life doesn't get much better than this. wink.gif


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post Nov 27 2005, 01:08 AM
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Me and my (now ex) boyfriend talked about this a few times. What is love? I'd throw an idea at him and he'd criticise it for whatever reason. I said alot of things people above had said, and alot of it came around to "that could be being naieve or ignorant' which is very true. Alot of times when we're in 'love' the person isn't necissarially "good" for us, but it may seem like its the best thing in the world at the time.

For me, I'd describe it as some sort of emotional attatchment, weather due to being needy of attention or needy of something material they give me. I'd also say its something like always wanting to work out problems with the person. I know people put up with alot of s*** from their significant others, or even parents, and they're still willing to be with the person and learn a new way of living with eachother.

Ah, dont you love how this topic brings the sappyness out of everyone....


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post Nov 27 2005, 01:15 AM
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*Roar* I bring soppyness to the forums.. fear me! Fore I am Soppzilla...

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post Nov 27 2005, 02:25 AM
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A warmth that wraps you up and feels like it could sustain you forever. A horrid longing when you are apart, but the slightest memory can give you incredible joy. Being unable to concentrate on anything for long without thoughts drifting to them, but embracing it like an exciting new wonder each and every time.

Unfortunately I'm not very good with flowery words. I just know that if you share it with someone then you are the luckiest person to ever live. And once its broken it's like a suffocating weight that crushes your chest, and you feel nothing could bring joy again.


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post Nov 27 2005, 02:52 AM
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And once its broken it's like a suffocating weight that crushes your chest, and you feel nothing could bring joy again.


It's one of those things - so very hard to define and yet so very, very easy to abuse and lose in an instant. *shrug*

/spam I was suppose to go to bed two hours ago. This is why. ^ rolleyes.gif


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post Nov 27 2005, 05:29 AM
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QUOTE (Snugglebum the Destroyer @ Nov 27 2005, 03:52 AM)
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And once its broken it's like a suffocating weight that crushes your chest, and you feel nothing could bring joy again.


It's one of those things - so very hard to define and yet so very, very easy to abuse and lose in an instant. *shrug*

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Yeah, tell me about it... you live and learn I guess. *shrug*


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post Nov 27 2005, 10:42 AM
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Alot of times when we're in 'love' the person isn't necissarially "good" for us, but it may seem like its the best thing in the world at the time.


I would argue that's still love. I don't believe anyone here has actually said love has to be good for you. I've cared extremely deeply for people who have been no good for me at all, but the feelings were still there. Just because they didn't care about me doesn't mean I didn't care for them.


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post Nov 27 2005, 11:48 PM
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QUOTE ({Gothic Angel} @ Nov 27 2005, 06:42 AM)
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Alot of times when we're in 'love' the person isn't necissarially "good" for us, but it may seem like its the best thing in the world at the time.


I would argue that's still love. I don't believe anyone here has actually said love has to be good for you. I've cared extremely deeply for people who have been no good for me at all, but the feelings were still there. Just because they didn't care about me doesn't mean I didn't care for them.

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I didnt say it wasnt love though happy.gif I guess maybe the quotations around it kind of implied it, I think I was referring to some people in lust. I know alot of times someone isnt good for me and I care about them very deeply, one of the sad things about love. =(


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post Nov 30 2005, 02:44 AM
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I was watching a movie last night that stated, "Love is an incurable sickness" and I think that about sums it up.


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post Nov 30 2005, 12:00 PM
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Witless, were you asking for us to define romantic love, or all and any kinds of love?


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