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Do you feel love?

Asked by zykel (63points) February 14th, 2010

i am not talking about the word love ,which people tend to use.loosely and they will meet a person once or twice and say i think i love him/her.

i am talking about intense feelings for a person which we symbolize and verbalize as love ,as oppose to to using the mere word “love” without presence of feelings or any kind of emotions to go with it.

like you might think that you love someone without feeling anything for him/her ,just because it is so in thing and fashionable thing to do.especially on Valentine’s eve,when you are in desperate need of a partner ,so that you don’t feel left out.

i think for me i have to feel love and intense emotions towards someone first ,so as to able to verbalize my feelings towards her as love ,rather than telling her that i love her without being clear about my emotions or feelings towards her .

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RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

That sounds more like infatuation. Love is not a feeling. It’s an outwardly expressed selfless commitment.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Yes….not much I can add to this ;))

Judi's avatar

I agree with @RealEyesRealizeRealLies. Love is something you do not something you feel. Feelings can be changed with medication and drugs. Love is a commitment that transends feelings.

slick44's avatar

love is a mysterious thing. i recently lost my dad, i now no what love really feels like. when it is taken from you and is too late. real love is unexplainable.

tragiclikebowie's avatar

You are so right @slick44. You don’t know what you got till it’s gone.

Dan_DeColumna's avatar

@RealEyesRealizeRealLies already nailed it in my opinion. So, instead, here’s U2’s ‘Do you feel loved’ Video

Steve_A's avatar

Man this thread alone has got me confused about love hah :)

LunaChick's avatar

There are different types of love – I love my friends and I love my family. The type of love you speak of is something that does not come along often. I’m 38 years old and I’ve come to realize that, in my entire adult life, I’ve only felt that strongly about one person. I sometimes fear I will never feel that way again.

Captain_Fantasy's avatar

People sometimes have problems with seeking out love while ignoring all the love around them.

AstroChuck's avatar

Absolutely. I am one lucky six year old. I have the love of a wonderful woman. And it’s mutual love. So, yes. I feel love in my head, in my heart, and in my loins.

Tenpinmaster's avatar

Most definatly. I have never met someone who has so much ambition for life, who appreciates what I do, and who I am. I know that I am a big part of her world just like she is a huge part of mine. I hav enever known love until I met her. :-)

johnw10's avatar

I do agree with you RealEyesRealizeRealLies.

ucme's avatar

Ooooohhh you & me you & me you& me you & me.It’s the song by the way not a proposal.Besides you’re a guy & ahem I don’t fish in those waters.

Cruiser's avatar

For me love is a feeling. You have to feel it first before you can begin to make connections to that person and establish commitments that come with being in love. If you don’t feel it then it’s not real love at least not the kind that rocks my world.

jonesparker's avatar

Feeling matter huuuuummmmmmmmmmmm…..........

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