Anonymous asked this question on 7/10/2000:
Hi, this one came up during a conversation at a beach, with lots of moonlight :-) "What is love?"? Everybody knows it when they feel it (or at least they think so), but what about the *other's* true feelings? Is she (he) in love because you are having sex? I guess not, because plain money can buy you sex, even sex with beautifull people. Is it then the commitment to companionship, living together? Again, she (he) might be living with you because of material confort, or using your prestige/social net for her (his) own advantage. So what then IS love, if not sex or the desire for cohabitation? (My friend proposed that the only way to become sure that you are being loved is when the other person is willing to risk everything they own, maybe their very lives, for you. Pretty strong that, but even so, what about psychos?)
Silvrain gave this response on 7/11/2000:
I do believe that love is more than just that flittery feeling you get in your stomach, when your love kisses you. It is about giving everything for the person you love. More about working towards a common goal and becoming one, instead of two. Yes, I am sure that there are psychos out there. But, my hubby said it perfectly, when he said that he would give his live if it meant that I could live another day. He would take a bullet for me and I know this. But I would also do the same for him. Its about a willingness to give, and recieve, equally. And to love unconditional. In addition, you have to have trust, and loyalty to love. And commitment. You have to be totally devoted to that person. And never take for granted what you have.
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