Defining Love…

What is Love?

There has been much research on this topic and many theories on how to define love.

Sternberg’s Triangular Theory requires love to have 3 main factors:
1. Intimacy: Feelings of closeness, connectedness,and bonding. You share intimate information and things with this person which you dont share with other people.
2. Passion: Drive that leads to romance, physical attraction and sex.
3. Decision/Commitment: The decision that one loves another, label it as such – call it love, and the commitment to maintain the love.

Now, what do you have if you only have 1 out of 3, or 2 out of 3? you get different permutations pf possible love relationships

Source:
http://oyc.yale.edu/yale/psychology/introduction-to-psychology/content/sessions/lecture09.html
http://oyc.yale.edu/yale/psychology/introduction-to-psychology/content/resources/class09.pdf

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