As a young man who will be graduating high school in a little more than 4 months, I often look around me and find people "hopelessly in love". Is it truly love? Is lusting after another person's body and personal features love? I disagree. I find that love only comes to those stand by their door, patiently waiting for the right one to walk into their life. No they may not be perfect (we're all human after all) but you can picture having the right kind of relationship with that person. Picturing the future with them in it somehow and perhaps making them your other half... No, love is definitely not easy, it's not supposed to be... but if you care enough, it shouldn't matter how hard the going gets, you stay true to them and yourself. The reason I want to post this thread is that I want to hear your thoughts and opinions, to share your own little version of what true love is to you... If you are willing to share it.
spending every second of everyday never getting tired of them laughing at stupid stuff together when we get mad it doesnt last cause we run right back to each other not even a second after seeing them every time still takes your breathe away and makes your heart accelerate day after day thats my true love and its perfect in my opinion its that old school love staying up all night on the phone being dorks just happy in true love
i honestly believe that most people in high school do not fall truly in love with there girlfriend / boyfriend but there is a chance i have been with my boyfriend for a little over a year and i can say i am in love with him i see myself spending the rest of my life with him i want to spend every second of everyday with him like i said i have been with him for over a year and i still get butterflies in my tummy when i see him coming down the hall or when my phone rings and i see his name come up i blush everytime i hear his name he makes me feel special
I agree with the whole, "Old school in love, staying up all night on the phone talking". And that's a nice way of describing true love.
ilovenate : That's pretty awesome and I'm overjoyed that you believe so. True love can be something like that as well; all depends on what you want.
yep its an awesome thing though once you find it foreal
I agree with you Dragon that love is waiting for that right person to come by. I am in 11th grade and have never dated, courted, and i'm still a virgin. I am waiting for the right one instead of wasting my time on someone else, I honsetly believe i may have found the right girl, and I have been talking to my parents about her, and if she accepts then we will be courting, i really hope she is the right one, she seems to stand out above the rest of the normal girls, that's my thoughts:)
I'm not quite sure I believe in 'true love', but when I hear the word love, I think of selfishness, in way, like, you never want to let that person go, ever. Then again, isn't love supposed to be about being able physically let someone walk out of your life if it's the right thing to do? Has anyone on here ever been in what you think is true, honest, raw, love? Also, I wouldn't trust HS relationships, girls get butterflies when they see a boy and jump to conclusions. :-))
Love. It's such a small word but there are so many meanings behind it, and yet, there is no true definition to it. It starts out like this; trying to explain it. We will explain love in the best possible ways there are, but love is unexplainable. It can only be explained until you face it fully, and when you can't explain it anymore, then it'll hit you, and it will hit you hard.
In your case, I'll tell you what I think love is, even though I think there is no explaination, but I'll do my best. I believe love is the answer to everything, even when you are dealing with the most mortal thing. It surpasses degnity, integrity, hope, and everything else. Love is the only thing you'll be left with if you ever have to stand alone. It'll never leave your side. It won't leave your side because it's inside you. It's trapped. It's locked away in your heart, and every time your heart pumps blood, it releases all over your body. True love for a person is when you know you NEED a person and not WANT them. Wanting something is strictly concealed in the mind, but needing something is all up to the blood pumper. Your heart bumps blood into veins, and those veins are like paths. In life, we have to go down a series of paths, and I can tell you right now, it's going to be our minds that tell us where to go. Lovng someone is when that person makes you feel and experience every emotion. The person you love will be the person not only hears about the hard times you go through, but faces them with you and has been there for you in the smallest imperfections of your life. Life is sort of like a wrestling match. So which side wins? Well, that's easy. Love. Love always wins.
Well I hope this helped. I like to write about what I feel, and love is my strongest topic. I am happy you posted this thread because it gave me some thinking time.
True love to me is knowing someone as well as they know themselves and loving them despite of it. I don't think true love is nessassarily romantic. I think it can be between any two people. Two people who know each other inside and out and still accept them regardless. As iInspireYou said, love is a hard thing to describe, almost impossible but you know it when you feel it.
Love is a very hard thing to describe. But I definitly think that if you love someone, first have to know who that person is. You have to be a friend before you can be Boy-Friend and Girl-Friend. Love, it dosn't have to be, let me reprase that, it shouldn't be just about what's on the outside. If the person makes you happy it shouldn't matter about what's on the inside.
An ex-boyfriend of mine described it as,
"When you die, your sight goes almost immediately, but you actually remain conscience for a while. Then your smell, taste, and touch go, but your hearing lasts even longer. I was thinking and realized this: I want for your arms to be the last thing I feel, your beautiful face to be the last thing I see, your alluring scent to be the last thing I smell, your soft lips to be the last thing I taste, and your voice to be the last thing I hear. This was when I realized that I was in love with you."
For your flaws to be excepted and even cherish.To feel like complete equals,to be able to show all of yourself,and take those walls down.To have support and care but also passion and excitement.
Love - for me at least, and I'm lucky enough to have loved many people, on many different levels - is not a feeling. It is not purely wanting to be with another every second of the day - that is fondness. It is not the blood that goes racing when you desire their body - that's lust. It is not the way you are mesmerized by their eyes or the way you commit to memory every facet of their personality - that's appreciation. Love is made up of all these emotions, and it is what you do with them. Love is an action. It is when you hold a child's hand when they're scared, just to give them comfort. It's when you hold your wife after a long day and she can't stand it any more, because you can't do much more than just be there. It is the care you show your dog, and the loyalty you show your friends, and the attentiveness with which you listen to a story from your grandmother. It is when you made others feel special, cared for, cradled. It's when you provide security, and patience, and forgiveness. Love is not something you feel, but an action that you have the capability to bestow upon others, and, if you're lucky, experience yourself. The world could use more love, and only when we stop waiting to "feel" it, and start to be willing to give it, will we give the world what it deserves.