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An strong emotional affection and personal attachment. In philosophical context, love is a virtue representing all of human kindness, compassion, and affection.

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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 ...

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 stabilizing ...

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 theorized to be ...

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 characterized by commitment without intimacy or passion. A stronger love may deteriorate into empty love.

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 ...


Love; Romantic love

A sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations.