“The Meaning of Love” – most probably, is one of the most asked and still unsolved questions. Love is the most powerful God gifted feelings that exists not only in human being but also in every living organs around us. I personally believe that without love the existence of human being would not be possible for long time. I fear that there will be a time when love will be extinguished and note the time as a sign of the end of the world.
If you ask someone to define love, most probably s/he will use some adjective or noun (such as intimacy, friendship, caring, happiness, being faithful etc.) or state a condition (such as Love is concern for the well-being of another, Love is to be committed and loyal with the other etc.)
From the very beginning, so many people from their own position tried to define love in different ways. They have tried and are still trying to define love from their stand points. No definition of love is concrete as people defined it from their own angle.
But if we combine every findings from different angles, we will surely find a very sound idea about” what is Love?
Some Informative Meaning:
The meaning of love may vary on the basis of relationship status. For example, Love between husband-wife or boyfriend-girlfriend and father-son or teacher-student is definitely not same in sense. As this is a blog about love couple, I am going to discuss the meaning in perspective of romantic relationship.
In short, I will discuss the term love on three perspectives which are age factors, psychological desires, and physical needs.
Role of Age in the Meaning of Love:
The meaning of love to a person greatly depends on age. To a teenager, love is sometimes to be flown with the trend, or a prestige issue. Fun, sexual excitement, show off get more priority in this stage. But when maturity comes, people seek safety, security, dependency, respect, mutual understanding and also strong emotional and physical attraction toward another person in order to settle down in love.
Meaning of Love from Psychological Aspect:
A number of different theories of love have been proposed by Psychologists and researchers. Love is a very basic human emotion which is not so easy to understand why and how it happens. According to them, compassionate love and Passionate love are the two basic types of love. The important features of Compassionate love are mutual respect, attachment, affection, and trust. Elements of passionate love are intense emotions, sexual attraction, anxiety, and affection.
Meaning of Love from physical Aspect:
From biological aspects of couple love, it is purely a means of mitigating your sexual desire of physical needs. Couple feel strong chemistry when they are alone and lives close together. Human brain makes hormonal changes in body that drive you to have passionate sex with partner. It is also an effective means of helping each other to stay alive, healthy and to produce offspring who will survive and pass on their genes.
Some Interesting Meaning of Love:
According to Urban Dictionary, love is:
- Nature’s way of tricking people into reproducing. – Anonymous
- Either a horrible disease or a blessing. – antigamer.com
- Nature’s way of letting you know that even when you’re happy you can still feel extreme pain. – james
- A wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker. – Anonomousssss lover
- A socially acceptable form of addiction. – PsychoPsyche
To me Love means something the presence of which makes us happy and the absence of which makes us hurt. What do you think of it? Do you have your own definition from practical experience? If so, please consider it to share with us.