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Few words in the English language convey such a range of meanings as the word "love". For many, love is the reason for being, the subject of countless books, artwork, films, and works of theatre. But what is love? Is it an animalistic urge, a deep emotional connection, the manifestation of physical and chemical reactions, the act of being entirely devoted to another individual, or nothing at all?

Love is science

Love can be reduced to chemicals and hormones, it is rooted in human evolution, our genetics and our desire to produce healthy offspring.

Love is a feeling/emotion

Love is the sensation, feeling and emotions you feel when you find the right person.

Love is the way we behave

Love is a verb. Like any other verb, it refers to an action. It is something we engage in and act upon.

Love is valuing another person

The act of loving is valuing another person.

Love is a tool of the patriarchy

Love is an artificial construct which oppresses women and reinforces the patriarchy.

It depends on the type of love

There are many different types of love. Each one is something different.

Love is undefinable

Love cannot be defined. It is bestowed on us by God. God is unknowable and undefinable, therefore, love is also unknowable and undefinable.

This page was last edited on Monday, 13 May 2019 at 15:38 UTC