Agape has been expounded on by many Christian writers in a specifically Christian context. C. S. Lewis uses agape in The Four Loves to describe what he believes is the highest level of love known to humanity: a selfless love that is passionately committed to the well-being of others.
Compersion is not just being happy for my lover, it's like the exact opposite of jealousy: you see your lover with another and you experience excitement, turn-on, joy, giddiness, love... I'll take love without boxes and limitations over treating lovers like property any day.
Psychologist Dorothy Tennov's book Love and Limerence: The Experience of Being in Love (1998) gives an insight into that involuntary feeling of want she has described as limerence. Tennov states that limerence in itself is normal and non-pathological.
Love is the strongest and most profound emotion,it is truly an amazing to be experienced love as human. The essence of human experience. The day all humans in the world realise Love is the source of peace and bliss in one's life, the day the world will change.
These same social commentators argue that companionate love is the consolation prize for passion’s demise. However, as you can see from Hatfield’s and Sternberg’s models, pure passion hardly exists in the real world outside of romantic poetry, songs, and literature.
Lisa, I'm sorry you can't grasp the nuance of my argument. I've "fallen in love" many times and yes, sometimes it can lead to actual love but there is a huge difference between infatuation and real love, the two are actually opposites, infatuation is what you can do for me (selfish), actual love is about what I can do for you (selfless).
Types of philia Edit. Aristotle argues that there are three kinds of philia, for "not everything is loved, but [only] the lovable, and this is either good or pleasant or useful" (1155b18–19). We can thus distinguish between: Philia based on mutual advantage (love for what is useful). Philia based on mutual pleasure (love for what is pleasant).
Philia—friend bond Edit. Philia (philía, Greek: φιλία) is the love between friends as close as siblings in strength and duration. The friendship is the strong bond existing between people who share common values, interests or activities. Lewis immediately differentiates friendship love from the other loves.
Platonic love in its modern popular sense is an affectionate relationship into which the sexual element does not enter, especially in cases where one might easily assume otherwise. A simple example of platonic relationships is friendship between two heterosexual people of the opposite sexes.
Love is fascinating and complex. Romantic love, in particular, seems to be a beautiful mystery we find hard to explain. Although poets and songwriters can put many of our romantic thoughts and feelings into words, love is so inexplicable we need the help of science to explain it.
Storge—empathy bond Edit. Storge (storgē, Greek: στοργή) is liking someone through the fondness of familiarity, family members or people who relate in familiar ways that have otherwise found themselves bonded by chance. An example is the natural love and affection of a parent for their child.