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What's the difference between love and being in love?

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 41yrs • F •
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What's the difference between love and being in love?
Like the title says, what do you find is the difference between 'loving' someone and 'being in love' with someone?

I have a close circle of girl friends that I've known for a while know and I find that most of them focus mainly on finding someone to 'be in love' with and they often confuse those feelings with infatuation. Even I have been like that and feel like sometimes it's all just about being infatuated with someone rather than actually loving them.

ergh - it's all so complicated some times! What are your thoughts / experiences?

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 35yrs • M
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Loving someone means you care, respect and hold that person in high-esteem.

Being in love with someone is the same as above but, in addition, you are also fucking them.

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 38yrs • F •
Here's a theory - being in love is no different to being infatuated with a person. The difference occurs when people start placing more expectations on what should arise out of that feeling like a long term relationship or marriage or exclusivity. I like this definition of being infatuated / being in love:

'possessed by a foolish or extravagant passion, esp for another person'

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