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    Default What does love feel like?

    If anyone should be able to answer this question, it's the (NF) feelers out there:

    Question: what does LOVE (romantic love) feel like?

    I mean, what do you feel inside? Physiologically, what does love feel like?

    I'm not referring to what you think about... Not specific feelings... but what do you feel inside your body?

    Does infatuation feel different than love? Have you experienced different feelings depending on whom you've been involved with?

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    Edit 11/17 (W): Okay. Maybe the whole - in your body/physiological response question was over the top...

    How about - What does love feel like?
    Last edited by Onceajoan; 11-17-2010 at 06:35 PM. Reason: clarification of question

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    It feels good.

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    i feel a lot of love after i have already lost the person. does that count? i think love is obvious to some people while others just keeps intellectualizing and rationalizing it over and over again. people tell me they just know when they love another. and i am like, w hhhaaa i don't understand. so maybe when i do feel love, i will know. i will report back.

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    goo...it feels like goo onceajoan....
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    goo...it feels like goo onceajoan....
    goo everywhere or just in one place?

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    lolz, love feels like a paradox: *exciting* like the primal growl of a red Ford Mustang GT and *innocent* like your first butterfly kisses.

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    Yes infatuation differs from love. Infatuation is like giddy, exciting, heart beats faster...but it doesn't go as deep. Love is like you feel complete and whole with that person, like a feeling of being connected to something greater than yourself, or you could just say that you value that person's life as much as your own ...like you'd kill someone who'd hurt them.

    I came to this conclusion by thinking of the way one loves a child, you know like your own kid or in my case my nieces and nephews....and basically loving a child in that parental or family sense is kind of like romantic love without the sexual feelings. That's how I can seperate the feelings of love and infatuation in my mind.

    I hope that doesn't sound too weird. Romantic love is physically overwhelming too, in a sexual sense, like a high tide that's beyond your control. It's very warm, very intense. All consuming in the moment, but strong and secure enough to not obsess about it when you're apart. I think that's another difference between love and infatuation...I think infatuation has more a tinge of worry and lack of trust.

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    For me, they definitely differ. Infatuation doesn't extend to the core of my being. It's this excitement that I get when interacting with said person, or when anticipating interaction. Love has more of a depth and an all-encompassing warmth to it. When I love, I feel this mixture of overwhelmed and calm that wells up and radiates out. With love, it's that feeling that comes on first and then attaches a thought about the person. With infatuation, I have a thought of the person first and it sparks the excited feeling.

    I don't know why, but infatuation is always extremely uncomfortable to me. I feel like I can't be myself. There's some underlying disconnect. I have a more aggressive vibe to me and this desire to impress, but without feeling the substance behind it.
    Love is a comfort that allows me to be who I am. Things fit, even in the rough patches. I calm myself and only have the desire to let things go as they will, feeling so much substance behind it that I may not be able to explain.
    I get like this with my significant other. There's this overwhelming warmth, some small thought of how he is, and this soothing elation. There isn't need. There is want. I also know, somehow, that he is one of the only people who will always stir this in me no matter what. I also suppose that infatuation comes with a certain awareness of action/reaction. When he is in my thoughts, I catch my smiling and distant gaze after its been present for a bit. Hard to explain further, but it feels amazing.

    Ugh. I could say silly things like...
    The moment where you stop moving so quickly through life, and begin to witness life just being around you.
    Standing at the foot of the ocean against the night sky, and feeling so small in comparison to its vastness, yet so undeniably special for recognizing how vast it is.
    Coming up for air and breathing deeply, for what feels like the first time, after having stunted breath and stared through the standstill of hazy, rippling waters.

    The feeling has such undeniable depth for me that it can hardly be described or understood in any other ways. Le sigh
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    Love feels like I suddenly have an extra battery. It gives me strength and purpose. It takes me outside of myself and offers me new perspectives and ideas because to love someone, you have to know them. If you know them then you see the world through new eyes.
    Love gives me courage and confidence. Love feels secure. Love soothes and calms me.

    If I am open to both giving and receiving love, I become a better person.

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    Marms response was perfect.
    There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.
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