What is love?

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    Apr 21, 2014 6:21 PM GMT
    There have been so many threads on falling in love, love versus personality, why you are single, why you are not, who you would get drunk with, and on and on. But the essence of it is love. What is it to you? Does it exist? Do you believe in it or have a disbelief? Why?

    Can you find love on the internet?
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    Apr 21, 2014 6:25 PM GMT
    Love is not a literal thing. It's abstract. So it basically exists and doesn't exist at the same time. It can be anything you want. Some love their family, some love their pets, some love money, some love power, etc. It's all very personal. BTW, the dating/sexual type of love isn't the only type of love. People focus way too much on that one.
  • 1AlanZSky

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    Apr 21, 2014 6:25 PM GMT
    There are different kinds of love

    1. Familial love
    2. Romantic love
    3. Love for inanimate objects, ideas and concepts
    4. Platonic love
    and many more.

    Love is an attachment to something that you find wonderful and inexplicable but if you lost something you loved you would feel at a loss. It could be reduced to chemicals in the brain but it has "meaning" when it is assigned to something or someone. Love can also be irrational and it is "blind".

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    Apr 21, 2014 6:27 PM GMT
    I do think love exists but It's different for everyone.
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    Apr 21, 2014 6:28 PM GMT
    Can people identify love? If seems a lot of people fail to recognize it hence the high rate of single among gay men?
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    Apr 21, 2014 6:29 PM GMT
    woodsmen saidCan people identify love? If seems a lot of people fail to recognize it hence the high rate of single among gay men?


    Huh yeah, that's what I always keep saying. People confuse love, lust and infatuation. Not the same. People don't "Fall in Love". People choose who to love. Love is not magic.
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    Apr 21, 2014 6:30 PM GMT
    woodsmen saidCan people identify love? If seems a lot of people fail to recognize it hence the high rate of single among gay men?


    It's different for everyone.
    My sensation of love might be different than yours.

    Theres no right way to love someone.
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    Apr 21, 2014 6:32 PM GMT
    For you, answer when love is present.
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    Apr 21, 2014 6:39 PM GMT
    Xavier92 said
    People don't "Fall in Love". People choose who to love. Love is not magic.


    I don't think love is a choice.
    You sometimes can't control who you fall in love with. The heart wants what the heart wants.

    Just because you haven't experienced it doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
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    Apr 21, 2014 6:40 PM GMT
    Love is present when you want it to be present.
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    Apr 21, 2014 6:41 PM GMT
    ACRO_Slim said
    Xavier92 said
    People don't "Fall in Love". People choose who to love. Love is not magic.


    Just because you haven't experienced it doesn't mean it doesn't exist.



    I never said it doesn't exist. icon_neutral.gif
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    Apr 21, 2014 6:42 PM GMT
    Mmmmmm how do you say…deee-licious, deee-lovely, deee-lectable, deee-vine
    How do you say…deee-gorgeous? deee-with it? Deee-groovy? Deee-fine?

    Ooohh lala lalalalala

    How do you say deee-lite?
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    Apr 21, 2014 6:48 PM GMT
    Iceblink saidMmmmmm how do you say…deee-licious, deee-lovely, deee-lectable, deee-vine
    How do you say…deee-gorgeous? deee-with it? Deee-groovy? Deee-fine?

    Ooohh lala lalalalala

    How do you say deee-lite?


    lol wut?
  • 1AlanZSky

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    Apr 21, 2014 6:49 PM GMT
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/hottopics/love/

    Love is not a choice. It is blind. Initially you are attracted to someone, not because of reason, but because of instinct. You like their qualities. You don't reason why you are in love with that person. You like him. There is no reason involved. Your experiences and your genes make it more likely that you like someone because your instincts tell you that you like him.

    *shakes my head*

    http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2014/02/economist-explains-6

    http://time.com/62029/the-science-of-happily-ever-after-3-things-that-keep-love-alive/
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    Apr 21, 2014 6:51 PM GMT
    AlanZSky saidhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/science/hottopics/love/

    Love is not a choice. It is blind. Initially you are attracted to someone, not because of reason, but because of instinct. You like their qualities. You don't reason why you are in love with that person. You like him. There is no reason involved. Your experiences and your genes make it more likely that you like someone because your instincts tell you that you like him.

    *shakes my head*

    http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2014/02/economist-explains-6

    http://time.com/62029/the-science-of-happily-ever-after-3-things-that-keep-love-alive/


    That's infatuation, not love. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • 1AlanZSky

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    Apr 21, 2014 6:52 PM GMT
    I have enough of trolls today. Good luck finding answers.
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    Apr 21, 2014 6:53 PM GMT
    Xavier92 said
    I never said it doesn't exist. icon_neutral.gif


    You just make a lot of claims in a matter-of-fact type of way.
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    Apr 21, 2014 6:54 PM GMT
    Chemical reaction in your brain, like all else.
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    Apr 21, 2014 6:56 PM GMT
    Also, why are people focusing on the dating/sexual form of love? Does love revolve around fucking and dating? Aren't there other things to love? icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 21, 2014 6:58 PM GMT
    Xavier92 saidAlso, why are people focusing on the dating/sexual form of love? Does love revolve around fucking and dating? Aren't there other things to love? icon_rolleyes.gif


    Because this is a gay dating forum?
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    Apr 21, 2014 6:59 PM GMT
    "Can you find love on the internet?"

    This is the question of the first post. Of course it is about dating/love/finding a man. READ THE FIRST POST.

    "There have been so many threads on falling in love, love versus personality, why you are single, why you are not, who you would get drunk with, and on and on. But the essence of it is love. What is it to you? Does it exist? Do you believe in it or have a disbelief? Why?"
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    Apr 21, 2014 6:59 PM GMT
    It's a song from d-lite.. a group from the early 90's..
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    Apr 21, 2014 6:59 PM GMT
    Sweetooth said
    Xavier92 saidAlso, why are people focusing on the dating/sexual form of love? Does love revolve around fucking and dating? Aren't there other things to love? icon_rolleyes.gif


    Because this is a gay dating forum?


    It's not solely about dating. It's also about gay life and fitness.
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    Apr 21, 2014 6:59 PM GMT
    No one in this thread mentioned dating or sex.
    Once again, you're jumping to conclusions.
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    Apr 21, 2014 7:01 PM GMT
    ACRO_Slim saidNo one in this thread mentioned dating or sex.
    Once again, you're jumping to conclusions.



    woodsmen said: "If seems a lot of people fail to recognize it hence the high rate of single among gay men?"