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What Is "love?" Let's Define It!

OK, We've all read about it, heard about it and perhaps even experienced it.

We need a good definition of the word.  There are a lot of people here with a lot of different backgrounds, who even speak a lot of different languages, so this should be interesting.

The question is: What is "LOVE?"

Now, I'm not looking for examples of love, we all can do that.  I'm not looking for what love feels like, that's different things to different people.  I'm not looking for what love isn't. 

For example, we could all define the moon.  Or, water.  And, those definitions would be mostly the same for all of us.

So, how should we define "LOVE?"

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LOVE: the combining to two souls who vow to protect, nurture, support and cherish one another through ups and downs.

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Love is what happens when you post too much on nairaland and you get banned!

@Seun

When am i getting my posting privileges back?This is mccloud224 and I sent an email to

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love is that sound i mave when i'm making love

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LOVE HAS NO DEFINITION- DEFINE LOVE AND RUIN THE PASSION[/color][color=#000099]

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when you see you missing, i mean the bone god took out of you to complete a specific woman, you will feel ur incomplete ribs aching in u

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How so, mubowa? May I ask you to be a bit more specific?

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love is what makes a man feel there is something missing in them and it makes a woman feel incomplete.

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@Pongwa

Is it because I was honest? I would've claimed to be the author you know?

Anyway, to me, that is the only acceptable definition of love.

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LOVE is the strongest force in the world which the world possesses and yet it is the humblest imaginable.

(Mahatma Gandhi-{1869-1948})

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love and not lust?ex?

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My Ex boyfriend is the tru definition of LOVE

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love is wat makes me turn ma head each time a bimbo passes b

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love is grace!! Its in the subconscious and we never know how or when it starts but it sure feels wonderful when you realize it's there. Its almost like a mental illness that you don't want to get rid of!! Until the one who caused it to come about hurts you.

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may it does or does not, i kno something in 1john 4,7and8 that knowing God is love, the mo u kno about God the mo u'll love.

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LOVE SPEAKS 3 LANGUAGES .PASSION, COMPASSION, AND AFFECTION.

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LOVE IS THAT FEELING THAT EXIST IN THE MIDLLE ,OF THE CENTRE , OF ONE'S HEART AND IT'S A DECISION.

SOMETIMES, IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE IT FREALLY EXIST COS OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING IT.

"IN YOUR HEART YOU KNOW U LOVE SOMEONE TRUELLY AND THE PERSON DOES NOT ACCEPT YOU. YOU CLAIM YOU LOVE SOMEONE AND YOU STILL GO AROUND TO CHEAT"E.T.C, IT'S REALLY HARD TO UNDERSTAND. BUT I THINK IT DOES EXIST.

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Love is sometimes doing something for someone which is for their own good.  Even though they might not like it.  Cause in the long run it will make them a better person.  Sometimes that means you have to let their bad habits stand bare and be exposed for what they really are so they can learn and grow, being over protective is not equal love it teaches people to be irresponsible relying on you to protect them and clean up their mess. But you stand by them through the hardship and love them still.  Not everyone is at the same place as a human being some people are lost in their own hype, vanity, egos and sins. Love is not rescuing someone from their sins, or pretending that evil is good and it is not being blind that is how dictators are created.

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Their are 2 types of love which i call conditional and unconditional love

Conditional love is when you attach something to it, while unconditional love is one true love from God which explain the oneness of God

To what you want to hear mr. poster

Love is a mysterious fire that burns in one's heart and feelings one has for other

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love is indescribable. when you are in love its a feeling you cant describe

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Hmnnnn, love,dat inner warmth dat:

makes you accept som1/people just d way they are, yet correctg them in love and protecting their bad habits from the whole world

makes you happy when you're with them forgettg all around u,

leaves u expressive and giving but not drained

keeps a lasting smile on your face with mere memories of the loved one(s), (could go on and on but dats okay for now, fill in d gap)

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Love is respect, truth and care.  If its your partner that is also manifest through sexual intimacy so there should be a chemistry also. 

Love is not power games and control or where one has the upper hand, its about equality and appreciating everything about the other person, taking time to know what they like, doing things you like together.  Building in fairness and equal measure it lasts forever and the connection between the two soul mates cant be felt without even speaking.  Someone who can see when you are lying and who can call you out on it.  Not someone who is blinded by fear to see the truth of who you really are, someone you can confront about issues, resolve problems with and get on with afterwards.  Someone you can communicate with and understand and who understands you.  Love is standing Unclad in front of your partner and letting them see you for who you really are and loving each other still.

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Love can be defined as that virus that when you are affected with it, makes you act very funny and can make U do that which U don't want  to do all in the name of it.

So lets always pray not to get affected to the wrong person.

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1st Corinthians 13!!!

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To me love is a very deep feeling you really dont know where it is coming from or how to explain it.

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Love is an act of giving and taking all. (i.e Love is to give and want to give more and to take and always ready to take more.)

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It is true that God loves us (His children). Only God loves because He knows us, He knows evething about us, He acceptes ours defects. He loves us because His love is unconditional, He loves whatever we will do.

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love is an invisible and totally complete emotional force, like a magnet, that is very strong. stronger than a dragon's claws. it moves and shakes the entire humanity. everyone hungers for it. everyone wants to feel it or to experience it. but not everyone has ever felt it.

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hmm? love does exist. The bible even recognizes it.

1st Corinthians 13: 4- 7

Love suffers long and is kind;

love does not envy;

Love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;

Love does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked,

thinks no evil;

does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in truth;

Love bears all things, believes all things, hope all things, endures all things:

Love never fails!

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"Love" is a feeling which doesnt exist. If u believe in "love", it means that u believe in nothing.

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d simple truth is ----------love has no definition,it comes wt feelings that connects your heart, u can never describe or define d feelings

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"Love means to commit oneself without guarantee, to give oneself completely in the hope that our love will produce love in the loved person. Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love."

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.

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im still tryin to munderstand d concept of "love""

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Love is a chronic permanent madness that makes man do silly things he stands to regret after a period of time.

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@free

it sure is gurl doesa it even exist?

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My definition of Love is: the aching feeling in your heart, the never ending thinking of someone you dream of each hour, minutes and seconds, the unrest heartbeat of knowing that someone is out there that you care for and finally the anticipation that you and someone might be one. Yes it DOES exist, just cherish it when it comes your way,

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love is all about taking and not giving back.

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First of all, please let me say that I'm not trying to make anybody uncomfortable and I don't want anybody to feel that I'm not taking their answers seriously.  ALL of your input is very much appreciated, and I certainly thank you all for it.  I just would like to get a working, empirical definition of the word "love."

OK, let's consider what has been posted:

kokoletz says love is a beautiful and exciting thing.  But, kokoletz, a sports car can be a beautiful and exciting thing.  WHAT exactly is this thing we call "love"?  

kokoletz also says that it's inside of you.  OK, so you're telling us WHERE it is, but you're not telling us WHAT it is.

Let's keep this going, I'd like to know what you ALL have to say about this!

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Ugwumba tell me if we are compactible koko and kiki. Well kiki am goin 2 bed wnt to wake up early for work, always remember dt I love u.

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Kiki promise me u'll never stop blieving in love cos am gonna make u feel l

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Kiki promise me u'll never blieving in love cos am gonna make u feel love.

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love is a beauty that thrills those got a good treat from their lover and a beast that scares a lady that got beaten(punch) by her so called lover

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awww that is so sweet thanx

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Understand u lol dnt wnt 2 press so as nt to spoil ur day. But do u blieve dt ur loved by so many expecially me.

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Understand u lol dnt wnt 2 press futher so as nt to spoil ur day. But do u blieve dt ure loved by so many expecially me.

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well i'll love to tell u but its personal

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love is a beautiful exciting thing, when u r in it. its just the security of knowin there's someone who continually thinks of u

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