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    • Courtly love

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    • Days celebrating love

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    • Love and lust deities

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    • Free love

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    • Love in Arabic literature

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    • Philosophers of love

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    • Philosophy of love

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    • Love poems

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    • Romance

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    • Love

    • Love is a variety of different feelings, states, and attitudes that ranges from interpersonal affection ("I love my mother") to pleasure ("I loved that meal"). It can refer to an emotion of a strong attraction and personal attachment. It can also be a virtue representing human kindness, compassion, and affection—" ... Read »


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    • Adultery

    • Adultery (anglicised from Latin adulterium) is extramarital sex that is considered objectionable on social, religious, moral, or legal grounds. Though what sexual activities constitute adultery varies, as well as the social, religious and legal consequences, the concept exists in many cultures and is similar in Islam, ... Read »


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    • Affection

    • Affection, attraction, infatuation, or fondness is a "disposition or state of mind or body" that is often associated with a feeling or type of love. It has given rise to a number of branches of philosophy and psychology concerning emotion, disease, influence, and state of being. "Affection" is popularly used to denote ... Read »


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    • Affectional bond

    • In psychology, an affectional bond is a type of attachment behavior one individual has for another individual, typically a caregiver for her or his child, in which the two partners tend to remain in proximity to one another. The term was coined and subsequently developed over the course of four decades, from the early ... Read »


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    • Agapism

    • Agapism is belief in selfless, charitable, non-erotic (brotherly) love, spiritual love, love of the soul. It can mean belief that such love (or "agape") should be the sole ultimate value and that all other values are derived from it, or that the sole moral imperative is to love. Theological agapism holds that our love ... Read »


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    • All About Love: New Visions

    • All About Love: New Visions

      All About Love: New Visions is a book by bell hooks published in 2000. The book discusses aspects of love in modern society. hooks combines personal anecdotes, psychological and philosophical ideas to make her point. She focuses on romantic love and believes that in American culture men have been socialized to mistrust ... Read »


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    • Amour de soi

    • Amour de soi (French, "love of self") is a concept in the philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau that refers to the kind of self-love that humans share with brute animals and predates the appearance of society. Acts committed out of amour de soi tend to be for individual well-being. They are naturally good and not malicio ... Read »


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    • Attachment in adults

    • Attachment in adults deals with the theory of attachment in adult relationships including friendships, emotional affairs, adult romantic relationships and in some cases inanimate objects known as "transitional objects." Attachment theory, initially studied in the 1960s and 1970s primarily in the context of children an ... Read »


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    • Attachment in children

    • Attachment in children is "a biological instinct in which proximity to an attachment figure is sought when the child senses or perceives threat or discomfort. Attachment behaviour anticipates a response by the attachment figure which will remove threat or discomfort". Attachment also describes the function of availabil ... Read »


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    • Attachment measures

    • Attachment measures refer to the various procedures used to assess attachment in children and adults. Researchers have developed various ways of assessing patterns of attachment in children. A variety of methods allow children to be classified into four attachment pattern groups: secure, anxious-ambivalent, anxious-av ... Read »


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    • Biological basis of love

    • The theory of a biological basis of love has been explored by such biological sciences as evolutionary psychology, evolutionary biology, anthropology and neuroscience. Specific chemical substances such as are studied in the context of their roles in producing human experiences and behaviors that are associated with lo ... Read »


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    • Bisexuality

    • Bisexuality is romantic attraction, sexual attraction, or sexual behavior toward both males and females, or romantic or sexual attraction to people of any sex or gender identity; this latter aspect is sometimes alternatively termed pansexuality. The term bisexuality is mainly used in the context of human attraction to ... Read »


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    • Broken heart

    • A broken heart (also known as a heartbreak or heartache) is a term metaphor for the intense emotional—and sometimes physical—stress or pain one feels at experiencing great longing. The concept is cross-cultural, often cited with reference to a desired or lost lover, and dates back at least 3,000 years. Emoti ... Read »


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    • Brotherly love (philosophy)

    • Brotherly love in the biblical sense is an extension of the natural affection associated with near kin, toward the greater community of fellow believers, that goes beyond the mere duty in to "love thy neighbour as thyself", and shows itself as "unfeigned love" from a "pure heart", that extends an unconditional hand of ... Read »


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    • Charity (virtue)

    • In Christian theology charity, Latin caritas, is by Thomas Aquinas understood as "the friendship of man for God", which "unites us to God". He holds it as "the most excellent of the virtues". Further, Aquinas holds that "the habit of charity extends not only to the love of God, but also to the love of our neighbor". S ... Read »


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    • Color wheel theory of love

    • The color wheel theory of love is an idea created by Canadian psychologist John Alan Lee that describes six styles of love, using several of the Greek words for love. First introduced in his book Colours of Love: An Exploration of the Ways of Loving (1973), Lee defines three primary, three secondary and nine tertiary l ... Read »


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    • Commercialization of love

    • The notion of commercialization of love, that has not to be confused with prostitution, involves the definitions of Romantic love and Consumerism. The commercialization of love is the ongoing process of infiltration of commercial and economical stimuli in the daily life of lovers and the association of monetary an ... Read »


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    • Compassionate love

    • Compassionate love, sometimes also called altruistic love, has been a topic of scientific interest and research since the 1990s. It is also closely related to the construct of unlimited love that has been expounded by Stephen G. Post. Compassionate love refers to love that "centers on the good of the other" (p. 3, Unde ... Read »


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    • Conjugal love

    • "Conjugal" means related to marriage, especially the relationship between married partners.Conjugal love refers to love in a conjugal relationship - that is a marriage. Marriage does not necessarily involve love between the partners. Christian views on marriage involve love as central to the marriage relationship, jus ... Read »


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    • Crystallization (love)

    • Crystallization is a concept, developed in 1822 by the French writer Stendhal, which describes the process, or mental metamorphosis, in which unattractive characteristics of a new love are transformed into perceptual diamonds of shimmering beauty; according to a quotation by Stendhal: What I call 'crystallization' is t ... Read »


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    • Cupboard love

    • "Cupboard love" is an English expression referring to affection that is given purely to gain a reward. The phrase is most often applied to human activity, for example, when a child will say "I love you so much" before or after requesting a treat, for example, an ice cream. Cupboard love is a milder version of conditio ... Read »


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    • Dear John letter

    • A Dear John letter is a letter written to a soldier overseas by his wife or romantic partner to inform him their relationship is over because she has found another lover. While the exact origins of the phrase are unknown, it is commonly believed to have been coined by Americans during World War II. Large numbers o ... Read »


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    • Declaration of love

    • A declaration of love is a form of expressing one's love for someone or something. It can be presented in various forms, such as love letters, speeches, or love songs. A love declaration is more often than not explicit and straightforward. A declaration of love from one person to another is "a statement made by one pe ... Read »


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    • Deus caritas est

    • Deus caritas est

      Deus caritas est (English: "God is Love"), subtitled De Christiano Amore (Of Christian love), is a 2005 encyclical, the first written by Pope Benedict XVI, in large part derived from writings by his late predecessor, Pope John Paul II. Its subject is love, as seen from a Christian perspective, and God's place within al ... Read »


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    • Dydd Santes Dwynwen

    • Dydd Santes Dwynwen (IPA: [ˈdɨːð ˈsantɛs ˈdʊɨnwɛn]; Welsh for St Dwynwen's Day) is considered to be the Welsh equivalent to Valentine's Day and is celebrated on 25 January every year. It celebrates Dwynwen, the Welsh saint of lovers. Much of Welsh history is based on stories and so ... Read »


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    • Emotion in animals

    • Emotions in animals are the subjective feelings and emotions experienced by non-human animals. Emotions may be described as subjective, conscious experiences characterized primarily by psychophysiological expressions, biological reactions, and . Charles Darwin was one of the first scientists to write about the existen ... Read »


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    • Eros (concept)

    • Eros (/ˈɪrɒs/ or /ˈɛrɒs/; Ancient Greek: ἔρως érōs "love" or "desire") is one of the four words in Ancient Greek which can be rendered into English as "love". The other three are storge, philia, and agape. Eros refers to "passionate love" or romantic love; storge to familial lov ... Read »


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    • Erotolepsy

    • Erotolepsy is a term first used by English author Thomas Hardy in his 1895 novel Jude the Obscure to describe a passionate sensual desire and longing which is more violent and urgently felt than erotomania. It has been variously described as "love-seizure" and "sexual recklessness". The term is a portmanteau of Eroto a ... Read »


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    • Erotomania

    • Erotomania is a type of delusional disorder where the affected person believes that another person is in love with him or her. This belief is usually applied to someone with higher status or a famous person, but can also be applied to a complete stranger. Erotomanic delusions often occur in patients with schizophrenia ... Read »


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    • Falling in love

    • In romantic relationships, falling in love is the concept of moving from a feeling of neutrality towards a person to one of love. The use of the term "fall" comes from a common metaphor that equates becoming in love with the act of falling. The metaphor emphasis that the process is in some way uncontrollable and r ... Read »


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    • Fathers as attachment figures

    • Studies have found that the father is a child’s preferred attachment figure in approximately 5-20% of cases. Fathers and mothers may react differently to the same behaviour in an infant, and the infant may react to the parents’ behaviour differently depending on which parent performs it. Sigmund Freud ge ... Read »


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    • Love at first sight

    • Love at first sight is a personal experience and a common trope in literature in which a person, character, or speaker feels an instant, extreme, and ultimately long-lasting romantic attraction for a stranger on the first sight of them. Described by poets and critics from the Greek world on, it has become one of the mo ... Read »


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    • Free love

    • Free love is a social movement that accepts all forms of love. The Free Love movement's initial goal was to separate the state from sexual matters such as marriage, birth control, and adultery. It claimed that such issues were the concern of the people involved, and no one else. Much of the free love tradition reflect ... Read »


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    • Friend zone

    • In popular culture, the friend zone is a situation in which one member of a friendship wishes to enter into a romantic or sexual relationship, while the other does not. It is generally considered to be an undesirable or dreaded situation by the rejected person. The sense of zone is one of being stuck in an unwanted and ... Read »


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    • Giles of Assisi

    • Blessed Giles (Latin: Aegidius) of Assisi, O.F.M., (c. 1190 – 1262) was one of the original companions of St. Francis of Assisi and holds the foremost place among the companions of St. Francis. St. Francis called him "The Knight of our Round Table". Of Giles' origins and early life nothing certain is known, other ... Read »


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    • Love of God

    • Love of God can mean either love for God or love by God. Love for God (philotheia) is associated with the concepts of piety, worship, and devotions towards God. Love by God for human beings (philanthropia) is lauded in Lamentations 3:22: "The steadfast love of God endures all the day"; Psalm 52:8: "I trust in the stea ... Read »


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    • Greek words for love

    • The Greek language distinguishes at least four different ways as to how the word love is used. Ancient Greek has four distinct words for love: agápe, éros, philía, and storgē. However, as with other languages, it has been historically difficult to separate the meanings of these words when used outside of th ... Read »


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    • Hatred

    • Hatred or hate is a deep and extreme emotional dislike. It can be directed against individuals, groups, entities, objects, behaviors, or ideas. Hatred is often associated with feelings of anger, disgust and a disposition towards hostility. James W. Underhill, in his Ethnolinguistics and Cultural Concepts: truth, l ... Read »


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    • Heterosexuality

    • Heterosexuality is romantic attraction, sexual attraction or sexual behavior between persons of the opposite sex or gender. As a sexual orientation, heterosexuality is "an enduring pattern of emotional, romantic, and/or sexual attractions" to persons of the opposite sex; it "also refers to a person's sense of identity ... Read »


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    • History of attachment theory

    • Attachment theory, originating in the work of John Bowlby, is a psychological, evolutionary and ethological theory that provides a descriptive and explanatory framework for understanding interpersonal relationships between human beings. In order to formulate a comprehensive theory of the nature of early attachments, B ... Read »


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    • Homewrecker

    • A homewrecker (sometimes styled as home wrecker or home-wrecker) is a person, object or activity that causes or comes close to causing the breakup of a marriage (or similar partnership). The homewrecker is said to have taken one of the spouses away from the marriage, thus "wrecking" the marital home. Most commonly, th ... Read »


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    • Homosexuality

    • Homosexuality is romantic attraction, sexual attraction or sexual behavior between members of the same sex or gender. As a sexual orientation, homosexuality is "an enduring pattern of emotional, romantic, and/or sexual attractions" to people of the same sex. It "also refers to a person's sense of identity based on thos ... Read »


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    • Hypergamy

    • Hypergamy (colloquially referred to as "marrying up") is a term used in social science for the act or practice of a person marrying another of higher caste or social status than themselves. The antonym "hypogamy" refers to the inverse: marrying a person of lower social class or status. Both terms were coined in India ... Read »


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    • ILY sign

    • The ILY is a sign from American Sign Language which, as a gesture, has moved into the mainstream. Seen primarily in the United States and other Americanized countries, the sign originated among deaf schoolchildren using American Sign Language to create a sign from a combination of the signs for the letters I, L and Y ( ... Read »


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    • Interpersonal attraction

    • Interpersonal attraction is the attraction between people which leads to friendships and to platonic or romantic relationships. Interpersonal attraction, the process, is distinct from perceptions of physical attractiveness, which involves views of what is and is not considered beautiful or attractive. The study of int ... Read »


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    • Ishq

    • Ishq or iÅ¡q (Arabic: عشق‎‎, Urdu: عشق‎, Persian: عشق‎‎, Central Kurdish: عیشق‎) in classical Persian, literally means 'love'. Ishq does not appear in the Quran, which instead uses the verb habba (حَبَّ) and its derivatives, for examp ... Read »


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    • Jewish views on love

    • Judaism offers a variety of views regarding the love of God, love among human beings, and love for non-human animals. Love is a central value in Jewish ethics and Jewish theology. One of the core commandments of Judaism is "Love your neighbor as yourself" (Leviticus 19:18), sometimes called the Great Commandment. ... Read »


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    • Leipzig Debate

    • The Leipzig Debate (German: Leipziger Disputation) was a theological disputation originally between Andreas Karlstadt and Johann Eck. Eck, a defender of Catholic doctrine and a highly respected Dominican friar, had challenged Karlstadt, a Christian theologian, to a public debate concerning the doctrines of free will an ... Read »


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    • Life partner

    • A life partner is a romantic or otherwise very close friend for life. The partners can be of the same or opposite sexes, married or unmarried, and celibate, monogamous or polyamorous. Life partners with platonic relationships are a common theme in serious and popular literature. Fictional examples of close same-sex fr ... Read »


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    • Liquid Love (book)

    • Liquid Love: On the Frailty of Human Bonds is a 2003 book by Zygmunt Bauman which discusses human relations in liquid modern (post-modern) world. The book is part of series of books written by Bauman, such as Liquid Life and Liquid Times. The book is divided into four chapters as below: According to Alek Tarkowski th ... Read »


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    • Love lock

    • A love lock or love padlock is a padlock which sweethearts lock to a bridge, fence, gate, or similar public fixture to symbolize their love. Typically the sweethearts' names or initials are inscribed on the padlock, and its key is thrown away to symbolize unbreakable love. Since the 2000s, love locks have proliferated ... Read »


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    • Love (sculpture)

    • LOVE is an iconic pop art image by American artist Robert Indiana. It consists of the letters LO over the letters VE; the O is canted sideways so that its oblong negative space creates a line leading to the V. The original image, with green and blue spaces backing red lettering, served as a print image for a Museum of ... Read »


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    • Love addiction

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      Love addiction is a proposed model of pathological passion-related behavior involving the feeling of being in love. A medical review of related behaviors in animals and humans concluded that current medical evidence does not support an addiction model for maladaptive passion-related behaviors. There has never been a re ... Read »


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    • Love and hate (psychoanalysis)

    • Love and hate as co-existing forces have been thoroughly explored within the literature of psychoanalysis, building on awareness of their co-existence in Western culture reaching back to the “odi et amo” of Catullus, and Plato's Symposium. Ambivalence was the term borrowed by Sigmund Freud to indicate th ... Read »


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    • Love coupon

    • A love coupon is a romantic way of expressing one's feelings for a partner in a relationship. It is a form of voluntary IOU or promissory note between people in love that contains a promise from one of the partners in a relationship to engage in romantic activities at a time in the future. The love coupon contains a r ... Read »


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    • Love dart

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      A love dart (also known as a gypsobelum) is a sharp, calcareous or chitinous dart which some hermaphroditic land snails and slugs create. Love darts are made in sexually mature animals only, and are used as part of the sequence of events during courtship, before actual mating takes place. Darts are quite large compared ... Read »


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    • Love Is...

    • Love Is...

      Love Is... is the name of a comic strip created by New Zealand cartoonist Kim Casali (née Grove) in the 1960s. The cartoons originated from a series of love notes that Grove drew for her future husband, Roberto Casali. They were published in booklets in the late 1960s before appearing in strip form in a newspaper in ... Read »


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    • Love letter

    • A love letter is a romantic way to express feelings of love in written form. Whether delivered by hand, mail, carrier pigeon, or romantically left in a secret location, the letter may be anything from a short and simple message of love to a lengthy explanation of feelings, which could be tiring to read if it is too lon ... Read »


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    • Love magic

    • Love magic is the attempt to bind the passions of another, or to capture them as a sex object through magical means rather than through direct activity. It can be implemented in a variety of ways, such as written spells, dolls, charms, amulets, potions, or different rituals. Love magic has been a branch of magical pra ... Read »


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    • Love of Christ

    • The love of Christ is a central element of Christian belief and theology. It refers to the love of Jesus Christ for humanity, the love of Christians for Christ, and the love of Christians for people. These aspects are distinct in Christian teachings—the love for Christ is a reflection of his love for his followers ... Read »


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    • Love of God in Christianity

    • The love of God is a prevalent concept both in the Old Testament and the New Testament. Love is a key attribute of God in Christianity, even if in the New Testament the expression "God is love" explicitly occurs only twice and in two not too distant verses: 1 John 4:8,16. The love of God has been the center of the sp ... Read »


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    • Love of money

    • In Jewish and Christian tradition, the love of money is condemned as a sin primarily based on interpretations of texts such as Ecclesiastes 5.10 and 1 Timothy 6:10. The Jewish and Christian condemnation of avarice and greed in relation to money finds parallels in Solon and Aristotle, and Massinissa - who ascribed love ... Read »


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    • Lovestruck

    • Being lovestruck means having mental and physical symptoms associated with falling in love: 'Love-struck...means to be hit by love...you are hit in your heart by the emotion of love'. While historically being lovestruck has been viewed as a short-lived mental illness brought on by the intense changes associated with r ... Read »


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    • Love song

    • A love song is a song about romantic love, falling in love, heartbreak after a breakup, and the feelings that these experiences bring. A comprehensive list of even the best known performers and composers of love songs would be a large order. Love songs can be found in a variety of different music genres. Love songs h ... Read »


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    • Love styles

    • The color wheel theory of love is an idea created by Canadian psychologist John Alan Lee that describes six styles of love, using several of the Greek words for love. First introduced in his book Colours of Love: An Exploration of the Ways of Loving (1973), Lee defines three primary, three secondary and nine tertiary l ... Read »


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    • Love–hate relationship


    • Love-in

    • A love-in is a peaceful public gathering focused on meditation, love, music, sex and/or use of psychedelic drugs. The term was coined by Los Angeles radio comedian Peter Bergman, who also hosted the first one in March or April 1967 (sources disagree) in Elysian Park. It has been interpreted in different ways by differ ... Read »


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    • Argument from love

    • The Argument from love is an argument for the existence of God. Tom Wright suggests that materialist philosophy and scepticism has "paved our world with concrete, making people ashamed to admit that they have had profound and powerful 'religious' experiences". The reality of Love in particular ("that mutual and fr ... Read »


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    • Lovemap

    • A lovemap is a person's internal blueprint for their ideal erotic situations. The concept was originated by sexologist John Money in his discussions of how people develop their sexual preferences. Money defined it as "a developmental representation or template in the mind and in the brain depicting the idealized lover ... Read »


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    • Lovesickness

    • Lovesickness refers to an informal affliction that describes negative feelings associated with rejection, unrequited love or the absence of a loved one. It can manifest as physical as well as mental symptoms. It is not to be confused with the condition of being lovestruck, which refers to the physical and mental sympto ... Read »


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    • Lovespoon

    • A Lovespoon is a wooden spoon decoratively carved that was traditionally presented as a gift of romantic intent. The spoon is normally decorated with symbols of love, and was intended to reflect the skill of the carver. Due to the intricate designs, lovespoons are no longer used as functioning spoons and are now decora ... Read »


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    • Loving-kindness

    • Loving-kindness is a specific kind of love conceptualized in various religious traditions, both among theologians and religious practitioners, as a form of love characterized by acts of kindness. Loving-kindness is an English equivalent for the Buddhist term Mettā, as described in the Metta Sutta of the Pali Ca ... Read »


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    • Loyalty

    • Loyalty is devotion and faithfulness to a cause, country, group, or person. Philosophers disagree on what can be an object of loyalty as some argue that loyalty is strictly interpersonal and only another human being can be the object of loyalty. John Kleinig, professor of philosophy at City University of New York, obs ... Read »


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    • Mettā


    • Miley Jab Hum Tum

    • Miley Jab Hum Tum

      Miley Jab Hum Tum (When We Met) is a youth oriented television series that aired on Indian television channel STAR One, premiering 22 September 2008. The series ran for a little more than two years successfully covering two seasons before ending on 19 November 2010. This is considered to be one of the most popular and ... Read »


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    • Missed connection

    • You were on your bike on the sidewalk (Sunday). I was walking the opposite direction. You had a plastic parrot on your handlebars. I smiled. You said "Hi" and smiled back. You won my undying admiration for not wearing a football jersey. That's it. Coffee or a drink? A missed connection is a type of personal advertisem ... Read »


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    • Narcissistic parent

    • A narcissistic parent is a parent affected by narcissism or narcissistic personality disorder. Typically narcissistic parents are exclusively and possessively close to their children and may be especially envious of, and threatened by, their child's growing independence. The result may be what has been termed a pattern ... Read »


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    • Neuroanatomy of intimacy

    • Even though intimacy has been broadly defined in terms of romantic love and sexual desire, the neuroanatomy of intimacy needs further explanation in order to fully understand their neurological functions in different components within intimate relationships, which are romantic love, lust, attachment, and rejection in l ... Read »


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    • New relationship energy

    • New relationship energy (often abbreviated as NRE) is a state of mind experienced at the beginning of most significant sexual and romantic relationships, typically involving heightened emotional and sexual receptivity and excitement. It begins with the earliest attractions, grows into full force when mutuality is estab ... Read »


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    • Newlywed

    • Newlyweds are people who have recently entered into a marriage. The time frame during which a married couple may be considered to be "newlyweds" may vary by source, but for social science research purposes it may be considered as lasting up to four years into the marriage. Researchers generally contend that "early ... Read »


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    • Obsessive love

    • Obsessive love is a condition in which one person feels an overwhelming obsessive desire to possess another person toward whom one feels a strong attraction, with an inability to accept failure or rejection. Although not categorized specifically under any specific mental diagnosis by the DSM-5, some people argue that o ... Read »


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    • Peter and Fevronia Day

    • Peter and Fevronia Day

      The Day of Saint Peter and Saint Fevronia (Russian: День Святых Петра и Февроньи / Den' Svyatyh Petra i Phevronii) also known as the Day of Family, Love and Faithfulness (Russian: День семьи, любви и Ð ... Read »


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    • -phil-

    • Suffixes with the common part -phil- (-phile, -philia, -phily, -philic) are used to specify some kind of attraction or affinity to something. They are antonymic to suffixes -phob-. Phil- (philo-) may also be used as a prefix with a similar meaning. The suffix and prefix are derived from the Ancient Greek word philia ... Read »


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    • Philosophy of love

    • Philosophy of love is the field of social philosophy and ethics that attempts to explain the nature of love. There are many different theories that attempt to explain what love is, and what function it serves. It would be very difficult to explain love to a hypothetical person who had not himself or herself experi ... Read »


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    • Pillow talk

    • Pillow talk is the relaxed, intimate conversation that often occurs between two sexual partners after sexual activity, usually accompanied by cuddling, caresses, and other physical intimacy. It is associated with honesty, sexual afterglow, and bonding, and is distinguished from dirty talk which usually forms part of fo ... Read »


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    • Platonic love

    • Platonic love (often lower-cased as platonic) is a type of love that is non-sexual. The term is named after Plato, who described a kind of love centered on same-gender relations and included sex which underwent a transformation during Renaissance (15th–16th centuries) to get its contemporary sense of asexual heter ... Read »


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    • PLUR

    • Peace Love Unity Respect, commonly shortened to PLUR, is a set of principles that is associated with the rave culture. Originating from early online discussions about rave culture conducted on Usenet, its usage has been commonly used since the early 1990s where it became commonplace in club flyers and especially on clu ... Read »


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    • Polyamory

    • Polyamory (from Greek πολύ poly, "many, several", and Latin amor, "love") is typically the practice of, or desire for, intimate relationships where individuals may have more than one partner, with the knowledge and consent of all partners.It has been described as "consensual, ethical, and responsible non-mo ... Read »


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    • Puppy love

    • Puppy love (also known as a crush, calf love or kitten love) is an informal term for feelings of love, romance, or infatuation, often felt by young people during their childhood and adolescence. It is named for its resemblance to the adoring, worshipful affection that may be felt by a puppy. It may also be able to desc ... Read »


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    • Relationship anarchy

    • Relationship anarchy (abbreviated RA) is the practice of forming relationships that are not bound by rules aside from what the people involved mutually agree on. If a relationship anarchist has multiple intimate partners, it can be considered as a form of polyamory, but distinguishes itself by postulating that there ne ... Read »


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    • Religious views on love

    • Religious views on love vary widely between different religions. "Love is the mystery of divine revelations! Love is the effulgent manifestation! Love is the spiritual fulfilment! Love is the light of the Kingdom! Love is the breath of the Holy Spirit inspired into the human spirit! Love is the cause of the manife ... Read »


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    • Revolutionary Love Project

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    • Romance (love)

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    • Saudade

    • Saudade (European Portuguese: [sɐwˈdadɨ], Brazilian Portuguese: [sawˈdadi] or [sawˈdadʒi], Galician: [sawˈðaðe]; plural saudades) is a deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing for an absent something or someone that one loves. It means missingness. Moreover, ... Read »


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    • Secret admirer

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    • Secret dating

    • Terms like secret dating, private dating or secret romance refer to the concept of dating or romance between people who keep it private from others they might normally inform. It often overlaps with concepts like forbidden love (such as in affairs or disputes between families). It is presented in titles such as . ... Read »


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    • Star-crossed

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    • Theories of love

    • Theories of love can refer to one of a number of psychological and sociological theories of love: Love is a very complex concept that has changed over the course of time. Different societies, cultures and eras have attached different values to the word and have different perspectives on the concept. In the 17th ce ... Read »


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    • Tough love

    • Tough love is an expression used when someone treats another person harshly or sternly with the intent to help them in the long run. In most uses, there must be some actual love or feeling of affection behind the harsh or stern treatment to be defined as tough love. For example, genuinely concerned parents refusing to ... Read »


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    • Love triangle

    • A love triangle (also called a romantic love triangle or a romance triangle) is usually a romantic relationship involving three people. While it can refer to two people independently romantically linked with a third, it usually implies that each of the three people has some kind of relationship to the other two. The re ... Read »


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    • Unconditional love

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    • Unrequited love

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    • Vena amoris

    • Vena amoris

      Vena amoris is a Latin name meaning, literally, "vein of love". Traditional belief established that this vein ran directly from the fourth finger of the left hand to the heart. This theory has been cited in western cultures as one of the reasons the engagement ring and/or wedding ring was placed on the fourth finger, o ... Read »


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    • Wall of Love

    • Coordinates: 48°53′04.65″N 2°20′18.35″E / 48.8846250°N 2.3384306°E / 48.8846250; 2.3384306 The Wall of Love (French: Le mur des je t'aime, lit. the I Love You Wall) is a love-themed 40 square metres (430 sq ft) wall in the Jehan Rictus garden square in Montmartre ... Read »


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