Love

Love

Love is the feeling of intense personal attachment that people have for each other, and for other creatures. It can refer to love between two individuals, or can mean the kind of love known as compassion, which one can even feel towards strangers. Many consider love to be the greatest virtue in life, a feeling that everyone wants to have and share.

About Love

Love is an emotion of a strong affection and personal attachment. Love is also said to be a virtue representing all of human kindness, compassion, and affection 'the unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another'. Love may describe compassionate and affectionate actions towards other humans, one's self or animals. In English, love refers to a variety of different feelings, states, and attitudes, ranging from pleasure ('I loved that meal') to interpersonal attraction ('I love my partner'). 'Love' may refer specifically to the passionate desire and intimacy of romantic love, to the sexual love of eros, to the emotional closeness of familial love, to the platonic love that defines friendship, or to the profound oneness or devotion of religious love, or to a concept of love that encompasses all of those feelings.

Contributions by Johnkarp, Derek Ross, and Jfdwolff.