There are many forms of love: love that you have for your parents, love for your siblings and family, love for your friends, love for the things you are passionate about, and of course there is love love…romance love. Since it’s Valentine’s Day, I’m going to do this post on how I define love in a romantic relationship.
I always viewed liking a person and loving a person as two different things. I believe when you like a person, you can explain exactly what it is that you like about him/her. “I like your personality.” “I like your sense of humour.” “I like your smile.” It’s explainable. But when it comes to loving a person, I think it’s often difficult to explain because love is a feeling and everyone’s definition of love can be different.
People often say love is blind; they say when you’re in love, you choose to only see what you want to see. Although that might be true for some people, I personally don’t entirely agree with that statement. In my opinion, love is not blind. It simply can’t be because then it wouldn’t be love. To me, love is knowing a person so well that you are able to see both the good and the bad, yet you choose to accept the person as is while those same flaws in another person may be unacceptable to you. That’s how I know I love a person.
So how do you define love?