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             Love (l v) n. deep, tender, ineffable feeling of affection and solicitude toward a
             person, such as that arising from kinship, recognition of attractive qualities, or a sense
             of underlying oneness. A feeling of intense desire and attraction toward a person with
             whom one is disposed to make a pair; the emotion of sex and romance. (Webster's
             Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc). There are many
             different definitions of love. To each person it is different, but most agree it is one of
             the most important emotions to the each creature on this earth. There are also many
             different forms of love. For instance, love for your family versus love for a mate. It
             is still a mystery to most people why people do crazy things for love, or why people
             Definitions of love go as far as Greek mythology. For example, the story of Cupid
             and His mortal Bride Psyche. There are many explanations on how love exactly came to
             mean what it does. According to John Lee there are 6 different types of love. 1. Erotic
             love: romantic, sexual irrational, and largely based on physical attraction. 2. Manic
             love: intense, all consuming, possessive, and fluctuating between joy and despair.
             3. Ludic love: egoistic, self-serving, competitive, and based on an unequal relationship
             between one partner who is highly committed and another who is emotionally
             uninvolved. 4. Pragmatic love: a rational, practical, fair exchange between two carefully
             matched partners. 5. Storgic love: the companionate, stable love that emerges from a
             relationship between friends. 6. Agapic love: the altruistic devotion of one partner for
             the other. Many people have theories, but overall love is whatever the actual individual
             Through the ages, thinkers and writers have attempted to solve the
             mystery of love. Myths, poetry and novels have the longest history of recording the idea
            

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