Poll: What is true love?
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View poll results: What is true love?
a) True love is an emotion
64 66%
b) True love is an action
33 34%
Voters: 97.
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#1
Wanted to get some opinions about it, so what do you believe defines true love?

a) True love is an emotion or a chemical reaction that comes and goes, stays or fades in spite or regardless of our conscious effort. It's whimsical, spontaneous, and subject to change if our desires cease to be met.

b) True love is a choice and an action. It requires constant input and effort to maintain. It's a promise not meant to be broken, which will inevitably demand that you change or compromising some personal desires.

c) There is no third option...it's definitely one of those and can not be both.
#2
**** you man I want C. I'd say 20% A and 80% B.
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#3
I say it's an action. Don't actions speak louder than words?
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**** you man I want C. I'd say 10% A and 90% B.

**** you man I want D. I'd say 10% B and 90% A.
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**** you man I want D. I'd say 10% B and 90% A.


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I voted B.
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#8
its a little of both

sure you can love someone but if you put zero effort into the relationship that love will fade and die as quickly as it came, its team works and requires a lot of time from both parties to make it work, once the chemical romance is gone your left with your own effort to keep it going or not.
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#9
carlsberg has taught me that theres always a C
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#10
It's definately a bit of both. Although actions speak louder than words, emotions impact you an insane amount.
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#11
I vote a.
When you have sex, certain chemicals are released in your brain that makes you think you "love" the person you're having sex with. Therefore, you can love anyone you fancy(and ****).

EDIT:
I guess it's actually both, as having sex is an action.
Last edited by wesselbindt at Aug 19, 2009,
#12
It's an action, I think. We're just humans. Our emotions aren't really all that complex. I don't think there's anything spiritual about it (in the romantic sense of the word); it's biologically motivated.

I think option a) describes infatuation, which we can control less, and b) describes more enduring love, which requires effort.
Last edited by rigiddigits at Aug 19, 2009,
#13
How can someone vote B?

You can try all you want, but if you "lose" a spark or feeling towards your partner, there's no way you can trick yourself to think otherwise.

100% A, 0% B.
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#14
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its a little of both

sure you can love someone but if you put zero effort into the relationship that love will fade and die as quickly as it came, its team works and requires a lot of time from both parties to make it work, once the chemical romance is gone your left with your own effort to keep it going or not.


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I voted B.

Aww you edited it now I look stupid
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#16
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**** you man I want C. I'd say 20% A and 80% B.

I'm with Kensai on this one. the falling in love with chance, it working out is all your actions as a pair.
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#17
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How can someone vote B?

You can try all you want, but if you "lose" a spark or feeling towards your partner, there's no way you can trick yourself to think otherwise.

100% A, 0% B.



This is so untrue it hurts.
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#20
Quote by wesselbindt
I vote a.
When you have sex, certain chemicals are released in your brain that makes you think you "love" the person you're having sex with. Therefore, you can love anyone you fancy(and ****).

EDIT:
I guess it's actually both, as having sex is an action.

True love =/= sex.
#21
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I believe love a relationship needs attention and work but I don't believe love attraction is a choice.
Fixed?
#23
Quote by StewieSwan
This is so untrue it hurts.
Please elaborate.

I'm not being condescending or anything, but I'm curious why so many people believe you can force yourself to stay in love, or fall in love.
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#24
Quote by Just Andrew
Please elaborate.

I'm not being condescending or anything, but I'm curious why so many people believe you can force yourself to stay in love, or fall in love.



Everybody loses that 'spark'. In fact, we have a ceremony for it. It's called marriage. That does not mean you cease to love the person.
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Everybody loses that 'spark'. In fact, we have a ceremony for it. It's called marriage. That does not mean you cease to love the person.
Then why divorce?
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#26
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Then why divorce?



That's completely irrelevant and you know it
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#27
Quote by denizenz
True love =/= sex.

I don't think there is such a thing as true love.

edit:
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That's completely irrelevant and you know it

Well your post was about marriage, and 1/3 of marriages today phail epicly, so I think it's pretty relevant. Besides, not all married couples lose that "spark"(I think).
Last edited by wesselbindt at Aug 19, 2009,
#29
i hate 12 years old saying they are in love
i just go dont you mean lust?
then walk away like **** yeah!
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#30
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I don't think there is such a thing as true love.


Then it's a good thing that he established that true love =/= to sex or you wouldn't believe in sex!
#31
Quote by rigiddigits
Fixed?

Somewhat. Love is no choice, you can't help it. Neither is attraction, you're right.
I suppose I more or less meant a relationship needs attention and work. Why else would you be in a serious relationship without love? That's why i said love
#32
Quote by denizenz
My wife and I experience true love for one another. Let me tell you...it requires more effort than anything I've ever accomplished.

I'm not interested in an internet catfight, and the fact that you've got a wife makes you more experienced on the subject. After all, you can tell if you're experiencing true love, right?
#33
'True love' requires maintenance, I don't think it's an out-and-out emotion. I agree with rigid that most the emotional side is infatuation and that our emotions are really not that complex.
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#35
Quote by wesselbindt
I don't think there is such a thing as true love.

edit:

Well your post was about marriage, and 1/3 of marriages today phail epicly, so I think it's pretty relevant. Besides, not all married couples lose that "spark"(I think).



So you're saying that because some marriages fail, that means every married couple no longer love eachother?
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#37
Quote by StewieSwan
That's completely irrelevant and you know it
No, it's relevant.

You brought up an interesting point before. That maybe people don't ever stop loving each other, even if they lose that "spark." But then what would you classify as a "spark?" Isn't the "spark" love itself? If you truly loved someone and even thought of each other as "soul-mates", then I believe you never actually lose that spark. It's a feeling you get through no effort at all.

And for those who think they're in love, especially those who WANT to be rather than just feel it, they're the type of people who get married, then divorce later.
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#40
There is no such thing as true love, there is simply a number of different types of love, all of which exist at different time and many combinations if them at the same time. A long term relationship does require work though.
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