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Romantic love

Passionate desire and intimacy between two persons. Romantic love is different from simple sexual love, or lust in that the former generally involves a mix of emotional and sexual desire. There is often more emphasis on the emotion side initially than on physical pleasure.

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companionate love

Love; Family love

Companionate love is an intimate, non-passionate type of love that is stronger than friendship because of the element of long-term commitment. This type of love is observed in long-term marriages ...


Love; Romantic love

A description of people who are disinterested in forming romantic relationships. The term was coined by Maki Fukasawa in 2006 and grew rapidly in popularity as these people became more ...

Romantic love

Love; Romantic love

Romantic love derives from a combination of the intimate and passionate components of love. Romantic lovers are not only drawn physically to each other but are also bonded emotionally. Romantic love ...

Infatuated love

Love; Romantic love

Infatuation results from the experiencing of passionate arousal in the absence of intimacy and commitment.

Empty love

Love; Romantic love

Empty love is characterised by commitment without intimacy or passion. A stronger love may deteriorate into empty love.

Consummate love

Love; Romantic love

Consummate love is the complete form of love, representing an ideal relationship toward which people strive. Of the seven varieties of love, consummate love is theorised to be that love associated ...

Fatuous love

Love; Romantic love

Fatuous love can be exemplified by a whirlwind courtship and marriage. It is fatuous in the sense that a commitment is made on the basis of passion without the stabilising influence of intimate ...

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