Do you think love is real? Or just something come up with to help sell stuff at Valentine's Day? I think its undoubtably real, but some people seem to think that love is just an instinct, where the female joins up with what she see's as the "Best" male...
I would die without GF
29th November 2003
Of course love is real. It is a basic emotion that is part of the human psyche, meant to keep members of kin and mates protective of and caring for eachother.
A vast question indeed. I think true love exists but it's so rare that hardly anyone have ever experienced the real thing. What people usually falsely think of when they think of love these days are really just a crush. That is not love. Real love doesn't ware off - ever. Most people goes for crushes because they're easy, quick, fierce and overwhealming of emotion. Makes life "pink" so to speak and fun to live. Eventhough they claim they are in love, they really aren't. Crushes, "falling in love" or "being in love" and so on are all diffrent ways of describing the same thing. It's just a biocemical reaction to make us breed. The science has actually been able to classify this condition as a psycosis. It bears the exact same signature as obsession - as mentally ill obsession. This state however always ends. So if you claim that crushes and such are love then love is a very temporary and sexual thing. No, love is a much tougher thing. It's way slower and it doesn't give up in the first run. Many people say that there are diffrent kinds of love. Like the love you got for your parents or the love for a spouse are diffrent. They really aren't diffrent at all, they're all the same love. The only diffrence is that the love to the spouse is, often, also added to sexual attraction whilst the one towards your parent, hopefully just about always, are not which makes the experience diffrent. Sexual attraction are an selective emotion - love isn't. You can actually learn how to love someone give it time. Love always takes time why love at first sight are a myth. You might get a crush at first sight and then while living with that person develop love for him/her but love itself never comes easy. That's why so many relationships fails today. They base it on sexual attraction and crushes, which comes easy, but when that wears off they don't have the emotions to found any bond anymore. It's then easier to go out and find another crush.
17th June 2002
Humans like to think that love is some magical, spiritual thing that is completely unique to them, and them alone. It's part of the ever-persistent superiority complex that forms part of the human condition. After all, no mere creature could ever hope to understand something such as this. I think that this is a load of old monkey bananas. I think that animals share most, if not all, of our emotional and hormonal responses, to varying degrees of extremity. Love is among them, though this particular emotion might not be quite so widespread as the others. I'm of the firm belief that every species of animal which mates for life experiences something which we, if we could occupy their brains for a few seconds (like some kind of perverted alien with a strange animal fetish), would call love. They may also have vicious fights which involve throwing pots and pans around and swearing at each other, a common side-effect of mating for life. Of course, humans being humans, we've over-complicated the idea of love to unnecessarily absurd levels. After all, we have succeeded in making VCR manuals and IKEA instructions the most complicated things on the face of the planet, so we best start on something else now. But just because we've made it more complex than necessary, doesn't mean we're alone in experiencing it. Our mating rituals are insanely complex, time consuming, emotionally draining, intellectually degrading and frankly, just plain expensive. But other animals have them too. To be honest, if it were so easy as to shake a bunch of feathers around and make some strange noises, I'd be bloody happy. Any animal that mates for life experiences a biochemical response we would call love. It's the instinctive thing that causes them to mate for life in the first place. Except for Bill Gates who is a robot sent from the future to steal humanity's money and crash all of our computers, and he's doing a very good job of it so far. So yes, it is real. Valentine's Day just invented that stupid, stupid, stupid heart-shape which looks nothing like a heart and just makes you feel ill.
^:lol: I can give you defination of love but that would not help this thread much. I think of love as 2 things, :hump: and relly liking someone or something becuase of its traits, not just insticnt.
Pethegreat^:lol: I can give you defination of love but that would not help this thread much. I think of love as 2 things, :hump: and relly liking someone or something becuase of its traits, not just insticnt.
That's just a short truncated version of what i said. :beer:
Are you made ???? wtf ????
Sexual attraction are an selective emotion - love isn't.
Correct. Love is also good for health.A recent research conducted by scientists show that love helps to keep the blood pressure and those other stuff in good condition.
Is love real? It sure is. It hurts like hell when it ends, and it feels really intoxicating when it's there. Love is real and also stinks.
Only a human mind could invent something as incipid as love...