What is love? It is the act of loving someone or something, and the act of failing to love is also love. When people fall in love, they want to dedicate themselves to the person they love, move in together, start a family, or do anything that advances their love life. However, love is not an easy thing to attain. Here are some of the steps you need to take to be able to feel love. Listed below are some of the most common signs that you’re in love.
Eros: According to the twentieth-century rabbi, love is the desire to spend time with someone, often without any expectations for return. While this is a common definition of love, the complexity of the emotions that make it possible to create love is far greater than the simple desire for physical attraction. For example, it’s difficult to define love in one word; Pismenny and Prinz (2017) argue that love can be classified into three categories: physical attraction, sexual intimacy, and deeper feelings. Eros-style love can be emotionally distant, play games, and end a relationship quickly. On the other hand, Storge-style love is a more mature form of love and not based on physical attraction.
Emotion Complex View: Emotion complex views of love emphasize the historical and emotional interdependence of love. In contrast to robust concern and union views, this perspective emphasizes the evaluative character of love, which can be understood as a result of historical patterns of emotional responsiveness. This view is particularly helpful because it enables us to explain the enduring nature of love. In addition, it avoids the narrow teleological focus of the union view, and emphasizes the emotional interconnections between people.