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is romantic love a definable concept ?

i think there's a difference between romantic love and that kinda love we have for our family , teachers & our own selves but does romantic love have a definition ? i mean how do we know if it's romantic love or it's that other kind of love ?

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  • May 3 2013: No.

    Of course, the answer to this question hinges on "definable." Defining a word means to give it a commonly accepted meaning, shared by nearly all. Experiences are intrinsically individual. Each person's experience of romantic love is unique. So experiences cannot be defined to the same degree that we define a brick or a keyboard. It makes no sense to argue that one person's experience of romantic love does or does not fit some definition. We can write down a definition, but it would not have the same authority as the definition of a brick.
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      May 4 2013: true words ! , but aren't there any common behaviors that come along with romantic love through which we could recognize if it's romantic love or just love ?
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        May 5 2013: .
        Your instinctive feeling of ultra-high accuracy will tell.

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