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Rajyrr 
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Posted 7/27/12
Synonyms ...

If a language has 27 different words for snow, chances are all 27 of those words are referring to 27 different types of snow. Therefore, they don't all mean "snow". This topic isn't about snow, though, so you should stick to the subject.

When people declare that they've "fallen in love", what exactly do they mean by that? Love is a type of bond that takes a great deal of time to form. It doesn't simply happen out of the blue, under any circumstances, romantic or platonic.

I'm not saying infatuation doesn't exist, mind you. I'm just saying it's not possible to "fall in love". As in .. no "love on first sight", or "it was meant to be", or "I've found my soulmate!".

Do people have a problem admitting when they're simply infatuated by somebody? Is it really that bad to admit you're not actually in love with them and you're simply crushing on them?

Why do people think "infatuation" and "love" mean the same thing?
Posted 7/27/12
http://www.wikihow.com/Understand-Love-As-a-Chemical-Reaction

No need to overcomplicate things. Let science do the job, you little poet wannabe.
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Posted 7/27/12

-haven wrote:

http://www.wikihow.com/Understand-Love-As-a-Chemical-Reaction

No need to overcomplicate things. Let science do the job, you little poet wannabe.


The article is clearly leaning toward describing what infatuation is. It doesn't bother to examine what romantic love is.

I didn't say anything about romantic love actually existing, mind you. I'm simply declaring that if it did exist, it wouldn't be the same thing as infatuation. I'd argue that infatuation might be a launching pad for falling in love, on the other hand, which said article did lightly touch on at the end.

My goal was actually to simplify things, y'know. Also, sirrah, I am a philosopher! Not a poet! Artists become poets! Truth seekers become philosophers!

The wannabe part is redundant, but otherwise true.
Posted 7/27/12 , edited 7/27/12
O love, where art thou?

I want a sexy 17-year-old girlfriend because my friends keep calling me gay.

Don't you have a little sister, Rajyrr?
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Posted 7/27/12

negan wrote:

O love, where art thou?

I want a sexy 17-year-old girlfriend because my friends keep calling me gay.

Don't you have a little sister, Rajyrr?


I have three older sisters. Are you suggesting I ask them for advice? I have no need for such stuff. Clearly, I am infallible. Or is that stubborn .. I always mix those two up.

Now that I think of it, I've never been called gay, until now. That seems rather odd .. you'd think I'd be the perfect target for it face-to-face.
Posted 7/27/12
i think if you're gonna date someone you should already be in love with them lol
Posted 7/27/12

MokaForTheWin wrote:

i think if you're gonna date someone you should already be in love with them lol


Aww, your responses are always so cute.
Posted 7/27/12

negan wrote:


MokaForTheWin wrote:

i think if you're gonna date someone you should already be in love with them lol


Aww, your responses are always so cute.


wait are you stalking me or something?
Posted 7/27/12

MokaForTheWin wrote:

wait are you stalking me or something?


Me? No.
Posted 7/27/12

negan wrote:


MokaForTheWin wrote:

wait are you stalking me or something?


Me? No.
what the fucking fuck bro

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You dont fall in love with someone then date them, you date them because u see a connection between them and youself, then if it works you start to develop feelings and eventually later on if it makes it that far u fall in love woth them, there is no such things as being so quickly in love with someone, thats not love thats LUST..
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Posted 7/27/12
Why do people confuse love and infatuation? Because you can only tell what it was you had once its over.
Posted 7/27/12

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Why do people confuse love and infatuation? Because you can only tell what it was you had once its over.


If it continues, it's love. If it fails, it's infatuation?
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Posted 7/27/12 , edited 7/28/12
Don't know...I do get infatuated with cute/beautiful/sexy/gorgeous girl's I see from time to time. Though it doesn't mean I love them because I never really got the chance to get to know them. So I specifically don't get them mixed up.
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Posted 7/27/12

negan wrote:

If it continues, it's love. If it fails, it's infatuation?


Well its not that simple. Its just harder to tell while you're still in the relationship because you don't have that outsider's point of view. Which is why even when everyone around you can tell the person you're dating is a bad idea, you're the only one oblivious to it.
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