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The Real Definition of Love

Published by bladeknight in Relationship
May 19th, 2008

Love has many different meanings to all different types of people. There are many stages of love at different ages and different types of love. This is all about the real definition of love.

What is the real definition of love? Love has many different meanings to all different types of people. There are many stages of love at different ages and different types of love. My definition of love is caring about someone so deeply that your like would be very different with out them there would always be a little piece of yourself missing if they pass away or leave you. Your life is incomplete when they are away and you would do anything to protect them or to make them happy. When I think of love I think of a couple sitting by the ocean holding hands and kissing. The feeling of love is “that can’t eat cant sleep reach for the stars world series kinda stuff”. But this definition and the way that I portray and believe in love differs from yours, the classrooms, and probably many other people. “Love is an incredibly powerful word. When you’re in love, you always want to be together, and when you’re not, you’re thinking about being together because you need that person and without them your life is incomplete” (Sophocles).

My definition of love is what I personally think of it. The definition that I gave is what I think of when thinking of a couple (being in a relationship with another person.) This is my interpretation of love as an 18-year-old female. But when I was a little kid I thought of love in a completely different way, and when I am older and wiser I will probably think of love differently also. As an a teenager I realize that I have not experienced the real meaning of life yet and that I have not seen all there is to see in the world so how could I understand the “real” definition of love? How can anyone really know the real definition of love? I believe that love is one of the hardest words in the dictionary to actually understand and know the true definition.

There are so many different types of love. There is little kid love, teenage love, friendship love, family love, marriage love and parent to children love. All of these different types of love have similar meanings but have a little something different to be unique. Clearly when you’re a little kid you don’t really know what love is. Yes, you love your parents and your family and your friends but children don’t get the concept of actually loving someone. Teenagers and their concept of being “in love” most people think they are crazy because teenagers have no idea what love is. That is usually what is said when people hear of teenagers being in love. Teenagers believe they are in love after possibly being with someone for just a few weeks or months can you actually be in love with someone after just that short period of time? And if you are in love with that person then why do you not spend forever with them? Another interpretation of love for me is having that person in your life forever, and teenagers fall in and out of love all of the time so is it actually love? Who can really tell?

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  1. Francie
    Posted May 19, 2008 at 10:57 am

    I simply ‘LOVE’ this article =)

    Good one,
    Francie

  2. Kate
    Posted August 13, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    this is well nice. love it x lol ironic huh

  3. nemo
    Posted September 9, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    wow im amazed at your writing great

  4. amfila
    Posted September 13, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    cool…

  5. LiL RiPstA
    Posted September 25, 2008 at 1:21 am

    Well check dis owt … Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things; believes all things; hopes all things; endures all things !! dats da real defition of love bt i understand wat yall saying so yea one love !! peace =)

  6. Mouang Lee
    Posted October 15, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    It’s easy to say… Love is giving your life to someone’s life you known/like – to be with them. Its that easy when a girl says what do you think love is.

  7. its me
    Posted October 22, 2008 at 8:57 am

    dat article really opened my eyes and made me look at love in such a dif. way

  8. jelah
    Posted November 3, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    ….what a nice feeling…..
    love really conquers all!!:0)

  9. Ransom
    Posted November 10, 2008 at 10:21 am

    Your an amazing writer.
    your concept on love is great
    even though we can not fathom the meaning of love
    you have an extrodinary grasp of the idea
    Ransom
    age. 15

  10. Dani
    Posted November 10, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    of such way God loved the world that He given His only Son …
    (look up at the bible, this show true love) ;)
    age, 20.

  11. yash jhaveri
    Posted November 13, 2008 at 3:35 am

    fantabulous! uve written and expressed it well! and i now think of love in a different way!

  12. zak
    Posted November 24, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    i like it =]
    im only 14 and yet i did get very much of this and although i do share your thaughts on ur defintion of love i mean like the whole family love not everyone in the world has tht u have to consider the kids and people without families, or just plain abusive ones. Though thats where friends would come in, but im saying the situations life puts us through are…unpreditcable. im not disagreeing im just i guess adding on?

    idk thts just my thaught on tht
    but i relle do like it alot=]

  13. britany
    Posted November 25, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    I cried because this is the same way I feel abut a person but I dont think the feelings are mutual

  14. rose gurl ten year old
    Posted December 1, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    love is a kind thing, a peaceful thing, wonderful

  15. Samantha
    Posted December 3, 2008 at 10:13 am

    this is so totally rad dude!!

  16. keisha
    Posted December 4, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    Im so happy i read this, because i had question love all day woundering if i was in love, now i know im in love after read this. thank u. It love out there for everyone,wait until you fallin love you will be so happy no matter what, when you have a bad day at work.and then you see the person your in love with you will forgett all about everything else nothing else will matter to you. because how happy you R/

  17. keisha
    Posted December 4, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Im so happy you read this now tell me do you know what love is if so duke will you …………………MARRY ME……………….. I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU………………I love you………..

  18. me
    Posted December 11, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    LiVE.KiDD
    KEEP iT C0MiN H0MES.

  19. Oriade Daniel
    Posted December 21, 2008 at 11:31 am

    The article is wonderful

  20. k.k
    Posted December 23, 2008 at 11:14 am

    noone really knows what love is and for a 14 year old to say they get this article is wrong. to be in love is never get sick of wanting to be around that peron, to actually be happy until death do you part. teenagers aknowledge of love is hard to understand they never know if its lust or love. they question their selves and the person their with, they picture themselves with someone else, or they dont want to be around that person as much. That is when you know it is just lust. but the article relates to so many people and have them question their selves and the person they are with..am i really in love? you never really know.

  21. so
    Posted January 6, 2009 at 9:57 am

    wow this made me look at love in such a diffrent way [:

  22. christine
    Posted January 11, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Well I understand your defintion of love and I can say I do agree even though I’m only 16, I can say I’ve been their at some point. After a few months you can’t say you love the person? Don’t agree with that part but it was great explation (: thanks

  23. Hoda
    Posted January 15, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    u talked about teenagers unstable love,because they feel it after weeks or months…. u didn`t say any thing about love at first sight!i think it`s more rare than be in love without beeing mad or staying mad at the person.i don`t realize something about love,is it mutual?that we can say sure its love!or just one person should bear difficulties?! which kind of emotions are as cruel as love is?stupidly i dont have any doubt in God`s love.

  24. -Taj Rudolph
    Posted January 22, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    I like this article.

    I was in a cituation to think that love didn’t exist in my relationship because me and my girl always fight about stupid stuff! It doesn’t help that she’s bipolar :/ untill I read the last part I didn’t understand. Thanks for helping me :)

    I LOVE YOU TIONA DESCLOUX!

  25. allan
    Posted January 27, 2009 at 2:20 am

    tnx po

  26. Maygan =^-^=
    Posted February 8, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    great article! :D I completely agree with you
    I am 15, but I have been obsessed with love ever since I was little and saw Titanic and Moulin Rouge. I want, more than anything else in this life, to love and be loved…I yearn for it with every fiber of my being, but I can never seem to grasp it…
    I am madly in love with ths boy Zach, but he doesnt seem to like me at all :( I would love to spend the rest of my life with him…his brother even considers me a sister…but he just doesnt love me back :( I had also dated this boy Jeremy and fallen in love with him (I didnt love him as much as I love Zach, but it was really close…I would have married him after high school if he had asked me to) he seemed like such a sweet boy, but he turned out to be a total jerk. he lied about loving me, then left me for Maribeth. (some girl he went to church with) I had asked him if he really did love me the day they started dating (before I knew they were together) and he PROMISED he did, then later that night told me he loved me as a friend, and that he hadnt loved me romantically for a while. I didnt talk to him for a long time, but I eventully just got over it. I dont want him back now, knowing his true nature.
    I just cant seem to find a decent boyfriend either :(
    I was with this guy Zander for about a month, thought things were going great too, but he broke up with me because he loved some other girl….that one hurt. he did it by text message too.
    then I wanted to date this boy Hunter…we used to hate each other, but now we are best friends, so we got together. then his ex girlfriend Shea comes into the picture. (Im friends with her too) she wont shut up about how much she loves him and how she cant live without him, which makes me feel bad about dating him, so I talked to him and we broke up. after a DAY. then I find out, THE NEXT DAY, that they are back together.
    so yea, my love life sucks.
    the one thing I want most in life is tearing me apart, ripping my heart to shreds and leaving me lonesome and depressed…a hopeless victim to my mind and all the horrid memories that reside there…

    if you have any advice for me, anyone, Id really appreciate it :)

  27. Jas10
    Posted February 9, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Hey is there any way I can possibly get in conact with the person that wrote this article…I absolutely love it and I think I want to use excerpts from it in my experimental film…..please let me know

    jazipilar@yahoo.com

  28. Jas10
    Posted February 9, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Hey is there any way I can possibly get in conact with the person that wrote this article…I absolutely love it and I think I want to use excerpts from it in my experimental film…..please let me know

    jazipilar@yahoo.com

  29. jane
    Posted February 13, 2009 at 1:35 am

    ..well its really hard to define love..
    well its up to you how you would give it a meaning.
    what meaning that you give its a very meaningful to everyone..

  30. nikki
    Posted February 14, 2009 at 10:08 am

    we meet in 1 month married had 2 kids it was the best time of my life we were best lovers for 22years and he just died and all i can do rigth now is remmber to breath but you got it right its a roller coaster the low you have to hang together and hold on for the highs which is the best iam so glad my lovewas like the note book i just wished he would have taken me with him .but i still have a job two do with the kids thank you

  31. BJ
    Posted February 16, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Thare is no real definition for real love, but what comes from
    you hart,and God is in mine.so thats what it means

  32. boufares mohamed
    Posted February 17, 2009 at 6:07 am

    think you so match i want to ask you some questions .
    my Email is :mboufares086@gmail.com

  33. premoslide
    Posted February 17, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Good job on the article.
    But the thing about teenage love, i dont think is always true. Ive had this friend for years (about 6 years) and i have just began to really like her. she was always nice, always caring, and as i got older, i began to like her more and more, eventually asking her to a middle school dance. this started our relationship, (im only 13) and we were together for months, and she broke up with me. she only wanted to be friends, but i still had that feeling for her,as i still do now. we are only friends, but i still have that feeling for her from 2 years ago…

    premoslide@yahoo.com

  34. janira
    Posted February 24, 2009 at 7:54 am

    =]]
    omggg that defintionn is
    AMAZINGGG
    YU ARE A GREATT WRITER

  35. they call me princess, age 18
    Posted March 10, 2009 at 10:16 am

    i like your way of thinking and the article
    but i think that love is a lil more than that
    love is friendship
    plus trust
    and care
    and the yearn for wanting to be better
    and wanting to make someone better
    to bring out the best in someone
    and help them see their mistakes and successes
    love is more than a feeling
    it’s a maze that you create and destroy
    but piece by piece and wall by wall
    turns into a smooth path
    as time goes by and lessons are learned
    and i do believe that a teenager can fall in love
    and truely understand what it means
    although most don’t

  36. Ivana
    Posted March 19, 2009 at 9:16 am

    LOVE dosent personally have an defnition too me…i mean we all hve are “LOVE” for people… i personally feel love is a feeling tht words cant explain…yu wuld do or give anything too be woth this person as far as dieing…love doesnt haev an time limit if its true then its forever!! i love this note it has a strng concept but we all look at things diffrent…-LOVVE

  37. Philana
    Posted March 20, 2009 at 11:40 am

    Your such good help i really enjoyed this article of love its real talk.

  38. Melissa
    Posted March 28, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Love is never having to say sorry

  39. Segun Elusogbon
    Posted April 4, 2009 at 9:53 am

    i believe love is like war easy to begin but difficult to end

  40. Amy
    Posted April 6, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    You know, I don’t think that what you had to say was the best way to put love. If you have ever truly been in love then your interpretation would have been much more accurate. Or maybe you just don’t have a good way with words. When you have found the right person, love comes so easily. You know a man loves you when he can’t stop telling you how much he loves you and never wants to loose you. Or gazing upon your beauty instead of lusting over your body. I find that when you love someone, not only is that person your soulmate, but your best friend. The person you can turn to when you need anything. Talk to them about anything in the world. A man who doesn’t think that you are perfect. Ratherly he sees perfectly as an imperfect person. If you can spend hours on end with the same person and feel like you never want to leave. You know that you have something worth holding on to. Most importantly, when you share that first kiss, the feeling within your heart will tell you. You’ll know what I mean.

  41. Listener
    Posted April 7, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Amy,

    You have to remember what she wrote, everybody has their own definition of love… what you wrote is how you perceive love… it’s not right or wrong, it is your opinion…

    Well done with the article…!

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    Posted April 8, 2009 at 3:30 pm

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  43. inayat kumber
    Posted April 8, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    love is no end. love is firstly do with the person,covince but human do love actually with allah.

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  45. Mattie
    Posted April 10, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    You 14, 15, and 16 year old girls and boys:

    You all have NO clue about love, or what it even means to love or be loved by. You will see, as years pass that your opinions on love and your views of who you want to “spend the rest of your lives with” will most definatley change. Stop worrying about who you ‘love’ and worry about your education, your friends, and just having fun.

  46. Jen
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Love is the most you feel for someone at that given time.

  47. Anonymous.
    Posted April 19, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Im only 14 years of age, yet this touched me.
    I never new if i was truley in love with someone!
    but after reading this i have relized i am.
    Not everyone choses to be in love with another person.
    Yet everyones different, everyone has different opinons on life.
    You all really dont know what your missing out on.

    .. Yes i no your all proabbly saying ‘She’s 14?’ right!
    The feelings i get when im with my boy are undescribable.
    I love every second of it when im with him, even if were argueing, or not talking… I feel privlaged that im with somebody as special as him.
    Love is probably the best feeling :)
    that is all.
    x

  48. Annoyed.
    Posted April 21, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Alright so first of all, everyone giving advice to all the “unknowing” 14, 15, and 16 year olds, if you are “mature” and “wise” enough to tell us how we feel, you should be intelligent enough to know how to write a correct sentence without any grammatical errors, run on sentences, or misspelled words.
    Moving on though, love can be interpreted in so many ways, and not just as an affectionate feeling towards someone. Having that deep, passionate, almost painful feeling deep within you for something other than a human is just as real as loving someone else. People feel it for books, music, places they’ve traveled and so many other smaller things in life that simply take your breath away. No one can truly understand how someone else feels unless they’ve walked in their shoes (which is impossible) because everything in this world is relative depending on ones experiences. When I say relative I mean you can’t have love without hate, happiness without sorrow or joy without pain. You need both ends of the spectrum to really compare and know how you feel. I don’t think the correct question to ask yourself is “AM I in love with someone or something?”, but rather, “WHY am I in love with someone or something?” Asking why is always the hardest question because there is never any solid evidence or fact, no right or wrong answer. Answering truthfully though takes immense concentration and you need to search deep within yourself.
    Honestly I have not experienced love for a human yet in my life, but I am only 16 and am looking forward to many more years full of joy, sorrow, pain, passion, lust, need, happiness, desperation and love. The only thing I know for certain is that the only time you can truly love someone or something else is if you love yourself first.

  49. latinogal17
    Posted April 27, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Ok. First of all, AGE IS JUST A NUMBER!! It is all about maturity. I am 15 years old and I know I was and still am I’m love. Whenever I was with my boyfriend, I never wanted to leave his side. I was always happiest with him and I would have died to just make him happy. But we broke up after 7 months and I never wanted to let go. But I did because I wanted him to be happy. His happiness comes before mine and we are still friends today. I want so badly to be with him, but as long as we are friends and he is happy, its ok. Even after 9 months of being apart, I still love him just as much as I did the day I met him. So, to conclude, age is just a number and anyone can find love at any time.

  50. *Breezy*
    Posted April 30, 2009 at 9:42 am

    All of that is so true. Its exactly how i think of love. different ppl have different meanings of love based on their values and beliefs. but if you open your mind and your heart you will find the real meaning.

  51. Erika
    Posted May 1, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Thank you for this… im going a project on love and this opened my eyes to so many other ideas and possibilties.

  52. Sage
    Posted May 2, 2009 at 1:20 am

    I don’t claim to be the epitome of all wisdom. However, all of these definitions have seemed to miss something I see as essential to true love. True love is unconditional and self-sacrificial as well as many other things. You would do anything for the greater good of the other person. That means, if you see self-harming behavior in them, you tell them to stop (nicely obviously). It may hurt their feelings, and you know what? They could even leave you… but if you’re willing to take that risk for their good, then you truly love them. Think of Christ’s love. He gave His life for all… but He doesn’t force it on anyone. Everyone is free to accept or reject His grace.

  53. tiffany, age 17
    Posted May 4, 2009 at 9:23 am

    I believe anyone can find love. People can be blind in the beginning and think it’s love, but it may not be meant to be in the end. I think that to be able to love someone you need to be able to be there for them unconditionally, and think their flaws are absolutely perfect. You can’t expect someone to change for you, because if you fall in love with someone and they change, did you really ever fall in love with THEM?

    Loved the article. & for all the people hating on teen love, me and my boyfriend have been together since October 27th, 2007. We’re always happy, and we’re able to do things with our friends & family. We love our privacy just as much as spending time with others. I’m 17 and he’s 19 & I couldn’t be happier.

    I also think love takes some serious effort. You need to be strong, & you need to keep in mind that the good comes with the bad. You’re not going to be happy 100% of the time. There’s going to be times when you get pissed off at your boyfriend/girlfriend. Just try to talk it out and listen just as much. I believe trust, honesty & communication are the most important aspects of love.

    If you really love someone you’ll do anything for them. If you believe things aren’t going well anymore, let them go. What’s meant to be will always find its way

  54. Meghann
    Posted May 6, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    I was with someone for three years and I thought I was in love. We broke up because he cheated on me. Eight months later I met someone else. It felt like the world stood still. I don’t know how else to explain it. We clicked right away. It turns out I never really loved the other guy. Now, with my recent boyfriend, I feel like I would do anything for him. I am absolutely miserable when I am not with him and all I can think about is the next time I will see him. I love his flaws and I’m happy he isn’t perfect. It’s a feeling words can’t describe. To me the only explanation is that I’m in love with him. I’m only 18 but I think this is the true thing. I think that you can be in love at any age. You just have to be careful not to get confused with puppy love. If it only lasts a few weeks, it must not have been love. If it’s meant to be, it will be. That’s the best advice I’ve ever been given.

  55. Posted May 16, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    mmmm very similar to an article I published in April… really I am disppointed and will be contacting Triond – a mild case of plagerism me thinks……

  56. Posted May 16, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    mmmm very similar to an article I published in April… really I am disppointed and will be contacting Triond – a mild case of plagerism me thinks……

  57. Posted May 16, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    OMG MY MISTAKE – I SHOULD HAVE CHECKED PROPERLY BEFORE GOING OFF ON ONE. YOU PUBLISHED YOUR ARTICLE ON TRIOND BEFORE ME!!! Please accept my apologies, I didn’t check my sources properly, and I have to admit, yours is a pretty good article. I tried to remove the above comment – but don’t know how to! All I can say is sorry and I feel rather silly for not reading it through properly. Please accept my apology.

  58. Maygan =^-^=
    Posted May 17, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    Mattie,
    I think you need to rethink your opinion. Like many others on here have said, age is but a number. You may have your opinions, but everyone is different. We hear enough crap from our parents, and I feel Im am speaking for most here when I say that you are very wrong in saying we “have NO clue about love, or what it even means.” Also, as annoyed said, you shouldnt be telling US to focus on education and yiff when YOU cant even be grammatically correct. That really urks me. >_< Its true that you arent LITTERALLY able to take a walk in our shoes, but you really need to come out of your own little bubble and realize that everyone is different. YOU ARE NOT US. You cannot say that we know nothing of love, when you know nothing of us. Get your yiff straight. Baka.
    -Maygan, 15 1/2 years old.

  59. Tezuka
    Posted May 18, 2009 at 3:57 am

    How do you fall in Love? Before Love it’s start with Like?
    How do you start the Love? How do you start falling in Love? Love can’t be in a short period?

  60. Melody
    Posted May 18, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    Your definition is the same as mine, but my definition is also kind of hard to explain so it’s known as undescribable. People now, are always saying at my age, I don’t know what love is, when the truth is that everyone knows what love is, but it’s just not the same definition. There is never really one definition for something.

  61. Doug
    Posted May 20, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    I am only 15 but i understand a lot about love. An it is true that a lot of teenagers fall in love quickly. Falling in love quickly usually ends in someones heart breaking and that feeling isn’t the best in the world, but hey its life right and life goes on no matter what happens. Its also true that u can’t experience true love without going through pain. My definition of love is the same as yours but i guess i can’t really find love at this age knowing the girl will fall in love so quickly. Me on the other hand i don’t say i love someone unless i am posotive an so far i have not said it zero times haha lucky me right eh not really kinda depressing but oh well and i really loved this article it helped me understand a little more…

  62. Jen C
    Posted May 22, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Its hard to understand what love is. I am 38 now and I thought i knew. But I didn’t. I thought I would never find love. After two failed marriages, marriages that never started out from love. Now I know what it is. I reconnected with a my highschool sweetheart and that was it. I don’t think love has a time frame. I believe you can fall quickly. I believe the love might have always been there and then when you see that person its just all makes sense. Heres what was sent by my guy about love. “Love; the total depletion of ones soul and unconditional nurturing and understanding of another.” That made me fall more when he sent that.. Now here is what I sent it. ITs from Nicholas Sparks. “The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts, and brings peace to our minds.” It doesn’t happen at a specific age. Some of us its takes longer but its out there.

  63. patrick mckinney
    Posted May 23, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    Wow I really like this wonderful girl and I just wanted to know if what I am feeling is love. I just googled definition of love and found this. This really helps and explains alot!
    I’m pretty sure I love her and helps! Thanks alot!

  64. sumon
    Posted May 26, 2009 at 6:10 am

    love is a hiden file.its password is heard.

  65. vay.
    Posted May 26, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    im doing a paper on love and this helps, but not enough! i completely understand everyone’s side. but i still don’t know the definition. i need an A!!!

  66. william
    Posted June 10, 2009 at 3:29 am

    Ok first of all you are right in that love does make you feel good and stuff and that people are kind and caring and happy when in love, BUT.. love has two sides both good and bad, nice and mean, kind and cruel, positive and negative. love isnt about finding the perfect person its about see the imperfect person perfectly. we are human beings no two people are alike we do tend to hate just as much as we like so if you are looking for the perfect person or trying to make some one the way you want them stop and be greatful for who they are.

  67. taylor
    Posted June 28, 2009 at 3:42 am

    this is just great, i love everyones point of view, even the kind of rude ones. i can honestly say i have felt love once but hey what do i know right..
    i gave everything to him, just to be let down. im still holding on but i guess i should’nt. i dont want to give my whole life story so im just going to say if you think you love someone then hold on to them and treat them the way you want to be treated, dont take them for granted.

    xoxo – taylor

  68. Sasha
    Posted July 20, 2009 at 1:31 am

    John 3:16
    for god so loved the world, he gave his one and only son, for who ever believes in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.

    love, it’s feeling like you’d rather die than live without them, feeling as though no one else in this life matters, to be honest, love is unexplainable, love is an un-ending thing, when you find it you will truly know what it feels like to ‘love’.

    Sasha,
    age 13.
    Australia.

  69. Amanda
    Posted August 21, 2009 at 12:38 am

    I think your definition of love is amazing. tears came to my eyes as i read those words. Im a teenager and what really cought my attention was the section about teenage love. what you said i really can relate to i think i’ve been in love twice and i did fall in and out of it. the person im in love with now i might not be in love with cause it might not be love but i know it is. i care about this person with all my heart and lovee him more then anything , always with him and when im not i wish i was and when we’re together i feel like nothign else matters butt me and him. i feel everything you mentioned in your definition of love. I’d like to thank you for opening my eyes, your an amazing writer

  70. lauren
    Posted October 19, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    a very strong warm feeling or deep concern for someone,committmentto feel passion or strong affection for someone or something

  71. Anonymous
    Posted October 23, 2009 at 2:20 am

    If you had any idea what love was, you wouldn’t have been able to type this. You would have no idea how to put that feeling into words. The feeling is indescribable, magical, overwhelming, and perfect yet consuming. You’ll never understand. Neither will I. Nobody will.

  72. Posted October 30, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Your def. of love wus really good, couldn’t of said it better myself =>

  73. Josh
    Posted November 10, 2009 at 3:43 am

    Very nice definition. I think of love just about the same way. When your in love, it’s like a part of you is in that person, and if they leave, you lose that part of you forever.

    ~Josh
    Age: 16

  74. Tory
    Posted December 4, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    love: the desire to give up one selfishness for another.

    I really enjoyed reading your article. It’s very true & I think that you put your thoughts together very well. You’re on the right track, but I still believe age does not have an age or a time limit. It happens to us all. It may take knowing someone for 10 years, dating them for 3 & then realizing you love them. Or it could happen within weeks maybe even days of meeting someone. All I can say is, LET LOVE COME TO YOU. Looking for love is just going to end up getting you hurt.

    Anyways, I really enjoyed reading this & it opened up my eyes widely. Thank you.

  75. shania 13 yrs old
    Posted December 9, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    not all teens thnk tht way about love. i understand love for the most part- no one can truly understand it and its ways. i love someone but have no idea if im in love. i doubt it and i feel bad for ppl who have been together for 1year and say ‘o im in love with them and i cant live without them’ but the ppl are 15, and have many other ppl to meet and things to do. dont restrict yourself to your first real teenage relationship because u may be losing your chance at true love. thts my take on love.

  76. shania 13 yrs old
    Posted December 9, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    not all teens thnk tht way about love. i understand love for the most part- no one can truly understand it and its ways. i love someone but have no idea if im in love. i doubt it and i feel bad for ppl who have been together for 1year and say \’o im in love with them and i cant live without them\’ but the ppl are 15, and have many other ppl to meet and things to do. dont restrict yourself to your first real teenage relationship because u may be losing your chance at true love. thts my take on love.

  77. Posted January 10, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Nice Article. Love has got different forms. Then there is True Love which will always stay there even during the hard times.

  78. Fatal
    Posted January 13, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Love
    Love isn’t blind or deaf or dumb
    - in fact it sees far more than it
    will ever tell. It is going beyond
    yourself and stretching who you
    are for someone else. Being in
    love entails seeing someone as
    you wish they were: to love
    them is to see who they really
    are and still care for them. Love
    isn’t bitter, but you can’t have
    love without pain: sacrifice is the
    hallmark of love , the coin of
    love.
    Being in love usually is used in a
    romantic sense when you meet
    your significant other
    transforming a normal
    relationship into a deeper one
    without further interest in
    others.
    Love means that you trust the
    person, would do anything for
    the person, know that person is
    with you through thick and thin,
    isn’t afraid to be seen with you.
    make sure they treat you right.
    Additional Contributor Opinions
    Love means having strong
    feelings for someone that can be
    close friends, family or even
    someone in a romantic
    relationship. Love is a strong
    feeling that represents affection
    toward someone dear to you
    heart.
    there is no true meaning in love.
    love with meaning is not love.
    The meaning of love is
    prolonged mutual protection.
    Love is real when it is found. It is
    free when it is grasped. Can you
    tell with a kiss? Love is the
    magic/mutual in a kiss. There is
    no magic in a kiss if there is no
    love/mutual within it. A kiss with
    magic has no forced for love
    makes it gentle. There is no
    magic in just a lip kiss. Love has
    a different kiss. Some kisses are
    only stolen breaths. If you need
    to ask: “is this love” then the
    Answer is: “no” for when/if it
    ever happens you will know.
    Ravonseed.
    The possible real meaning/
    purpose of love is: to reproduce.
    To stay together to protect each
    other long enough to continue
    your blood line/genetics. The
    meaning of love is prolonged
    mutual protection. Love is real
    when it is found. It is free when
    it is grasped. Can you tell with a
    kiss? Love is the magic/mutual in
    a kiss. There is no magic in a kiss
    if there is no love/mutual within
    it. A kiss with magic has no
    forced for love makes it gentle.
    There is no magic in just a lip
    kiss. Love has a different kiss.
    Some kisses are only stolen
    breaths. If you need to ask: “is
    this love” then the Answer is:
    “no” for when/if it ever happens
    you will know. Ravonseed.
    Love is when you are certain
    that you love someone, and then
    you think you love someone
    else, then you both realize that
    you could never live without
    each other
    The true meaning of love is
    found in the word
    “unconditional”. Loving someone
    through their flaws and all.
    Accepting and embracing each
    others differences and
    compromising with their
    offerings.
    bokonon tells us:” a lover is a liar
    to himself he lies the truthful are
    loveless like oyster their eyes.”
    when your boy|girl take you to
    the end
    Love is patient and kind. Love is
    not jealous or boastful or proud
    or rude. Love does not demand
    its own way. Love is not irritable,
    and it does not keep record of
    when it has been wronged. It is
    never glad about injustice but
    rejoices when truth wins out.
    Love never gives up, never loses
    faith, is always hopeful, and
    endures through every
    circumstance. Love will last
    forever.
    - The Holy Bible; 1 Corinthians
    13:4-8a, NLT Version
    “Being in love is the connection
    u have with someone and
    feeling the same way they do. u
    would’t have a problem fussing
    and fighting with them at times
    because you love them”
    what is true love? This is the
    question that haunts our
    everyday being. well, my friend,
    you certainly are in luck. For I
    have the intangible answer.. -
    love is devoting your God given
    LIFE to a person who
    In my eyes…. why should it
    matter? I’m happy for the time
    being. Why should I tire myself
    with those bothersome
    questions if it is “true”-truth is in
    the eye of the beholder.
    life is a constant wave of
    change, accept it all as it comes,
    for it can never be stopped.
    Love is Change-I have found
    happiness because i have
    embraced that change, that
    change has taken me many
    places i never thought possible.
    the past now dwells in it’s
    rightful home, the past. never to
    live again..
    love is finding the beauty in
    one’s self, and finding another to
    embrace it. No matter how
    strange one’s beauty may be.
    love is learning to see the beauty
    in everything.
    Good is walking away when she
    comes up pregnant with
    someone’s else kid; love is
    staying long enough to carry her
    through the miscarriage.
    Good is heading for the door
    when he tells you he’s been with
    other people while you were
    dating; love makes you pray for
    him.
    Good is realizing it just won’t
    work and calling it quits; love
    makes you stay friends.
    Love is caring about somebody
    just as they are, how they were
    before, and as they will be in the
    future. Love and sex are
    different. Also, its probably a
    good idea to decide what you
    think love is yourself, and have a
    mind of your own.

  79. angel
    Posted January 14, 2010 at 2:55 am

    love is not a pain but when we didn’t know what is love meant is will be pain for us……………….

  80. angel
    Posted January 14, 2010 at 3:00 am

    im 16 but i start to realize what is love meant because when we realeze what is love meant we will understand about love………………… went we choose a boy for our life we need to be carefull because some are good and some a bad…………

  81. timmmmmy,.,.B
    Posted January 14, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    You know when you are in love and that is all that you need to know, if you are ever in love, the feelings are unmistakable.
    If you think you are in love, your not. You will not have to think, or act to find out that you truely love someone, it’s the most complex thing to explain but understanding it has to be the easiest thing to figure out.

    Love is right.

    If you have problems with a relationship and it is a constant struggle to stay together, it’s impossible to be in love because something that is right should’nt be so hard to keep.

  82. Brett
    Posted January 17, 2010 at 3:36 am

    Thank you I’m unsure if I’m in love or not but this really helped. Thanks again:)

  83. Chicadee
    Posted January 22, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    I am only 15 but I am in love. I do not have a boyfriend but the person that I will be with forever. He is 17 but I know that we are meant to be. We dated for a while but were forced to break up because of my parents. At first my feelings for him were just lust but when we weren’t together I realized how much he really meant to me. We aren’t technically dating but we spend a lot of time together. We truly care about each other and would do anything to make the other happy. I am proud to say that I found my true love at such an early age. =)

  84. Posted February 3, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    This is true about the whole family love thing, but the teenage love thing is kinda stereotypical. I mean, my teacher married her 7th grade bf. So, sometimes, people stumble upon their true love in their earlier years and that is alright, because to everyone, love is sentimental and individual.

  85. Babydoll
    Posted February 11, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    I have an account for what love is:
    Love is knowing that the one you so strongly feel for is in acceptance of your feelings whether they return the same feelings towards you or not.
    Love comes from within you, deep inside where it knows no boundaries. Love is an embrace that lingers long after the embrace is over. In my opinion once you know your self worth then you are capable of the love that everyone in the previous posts are trying to define. I have something I want to share with all of you about love. Imagine a young couple getting married at the ages of 23 and 25. The young woman of 23 was certain that this young man of 25 was her soulmate, she was so in LOVE with him and he with her. Or so she thought. Well about 18 months into the marriage, things took a turn for the worst, fights, arguments and then the ultimate Breakup! For the 15 years of their separation they remained friends and never stopped loving each other. Now they are back together, their children are just about all grown up and in august 2010 they are having a formal wedding and reception to celebrate the 20 years that they have been married. My point is: Love comes in at so many different angles and many people misinterpret what it actually means. If you feel so strongly for someone that your life is not complete without them in it then you love them, if you no matter where you are, can’t stop thinking of that person and long to be with him/her then you are In Love. If you can wait 15 years to get back together and make it work then he/she could possibly be your soulmate. No matter if you are a teenager falling in love for the first time or middle aged couple getting back together after years of separation.
    The butterflies in your stomach or the nervous laugh when he/she is around never tends to cease, then you can comprehend what love is and make your own interpretation of LOVE and make it your own.
    Simply Love has all meanings and can be interpreted in many ways. Like all things in life you have to make it your own.

  86. yoyo
    Posted February 16, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    love is a great gift not given easily to anyone espcially real one. love is not one feeling it’s a group of feelings it’s hatred to anybody hearts your lover , it’s jealosy from any person who gets your lover attention , it’s fear that you might one day lose your love , it’s anger that your lover may not be lookin at you and many other feelings i loved many boys before but never felt true love except with only one i can never forget ever at last i hope every one falls in love :)

  87. Posted February 23, 2010 at 2:35 am

    I think you have alot of insight to be your age, however it’s like someone said earlier the only true definition comes from the inventor of love, and Jesus says ” no greater love is there that a man would lay down his life for his friends. This is the love He has for you.

  88. zero
    Posted March 29, 2010 at 6:05 am

    LOVE
    L = loyalty
    O = offerring
    V = vigorious
    E = enthusiastic

  89. Posted May 24, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Im 14, and i am in love with my boyfriend. We’ve been together for about 5 months now and were still truly and honestly in love with each other. Sure we fight but thats what all couples do now days but fight just makes things stronger in the relationship. I truly know im gonna marry this one boy…..bet that! i love him alot!

  90. kennedy
    Posted May 25, 2010 at 12:15 am

    i think friendship love is the best……

  91. Jenilee
    Posted May 29, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Umm… I think some children do understand the concept of love I’m 11 and i understand it. Love is giving a parrt of your life away to someone special. Its when your heart feels bigger than your whole body because it’s filled with confidence, trust, and apreciation. It’s a feeling that cant be expressed in words but can be expressed with the heart…

  92. Nate
    Posted September 27, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Hey Im not one to leave comments but the article was amazing.
    I knew what i am feeling is a strong love i haven’t felt this in a very long time and it wasn’t nearly as strong. thank you for the opportunity to read your article. – Nate

  93. danielle savage
    Posted October 21, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    your definition is the truest definition i have ever heard……

  94. Amanda
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Love…. I am 16 and I question what true love is all the time. I understand that since I am so young I do not truly know what love is, besides the love that I share with my family and friends. I have a boyfriend but I know for a fact that I do not love him yet, I only really like him. Love is a strong word that when its over used the power of the word deteriorates to something much less then what it should be. I am not saying I will never love my boyfriend but i’m just not at that place yet. This was an amazing article, I see your point of view and I think you have a good opinion and definition of love. Although another definition of love that I know and feel is that God is love. We truly don’t know what love is until we know God. Love is a word that should not be just thrown out in a sentence every 2 seconds. At my age I know you must think that since I am young I have no idea what true love is and your right I don’t, but I know the love my parents share and the love I share with them. Words can never describe love, people try to sum up love with words, truth is thats impossible. Until you find the one that God has put on the earth for you, you can’t understand what true love is.

    ^ thats my thoughts on love i know there are probably haters that will disagree with me and thats ok because everyone is free to have their opinions. :) Also if you are going through a break up, remember that everything happens for a reason and even though you might not understand that reason at this time, in the long run you. Just think, if you thought you were in love with that guy/girl wait until you meet the one that you are meant to be with, the feelings you will have, the LOVE that you will feel, it will be indescribable and perfect. <3

  95. Posted December 14, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    i feel in love with one guy n we fight all the time amd have disagreements all the time because we have never had a good thing to talk about because i thought i never could trust him but i finly started to and it started to git better between me n him i love him so much that i dont know what i could ever do with out him my family loves how he is to me n i love him for who he is not wat i want him to be i would not be a good person or really love him if i wanted him to be who i want him to be but for all the girls out there take a guy for who he is not what u want him to be and guys take a girl for who they r not who u want thim to be because it not love if u want thim to be diffrent love is strong.

  96. Posted January 12, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    I’m 17 … the true love for me is affection,passion,respect,so thank u.,Love is the best,but to have love,u have to be in love.

  97. ashley
    Posted January 21, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    i think love is when two people have strong feelings and they make each other feel different. Love is not a word u take advantage of u habve to mean it when u say it to…

  98. donna
    Posted January 30, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    can a man really love you if hes selfish with his money and never pays for anything. can he really love you if he lies to you and does things behind your back even if he knows these things would hurt you.

  99. donna
    Posted January 30, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    can a man really love you if hes selfish with his money and never pays for anything and if he lies to you and does things behind your back even when he knows it will hurt you

  100. Blair
    Posted February 1, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    “Teenage love:”
    I believe it is real love. We might be just figuring it out, but telling a teenager they don’t know what love is, is like telling a young Christian that they don’t really know Jesus because they’re not old enough yet. Not every teenager knows what love is, I’ll give you that, but don’t lump us all together. We’re just as diverse and interesting and intelligent as the rest of the world.
    I’m not trying to be hostile or tell you that what you said was entirely wrong, I just believe that some of us really do understand love; even better than some of those older than us.

  101. fluffyflower
    Posted March 21, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Nora where are you? we need you here :( there talking about rape. this is NOT funny people why r u making me cry?

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