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Love is overrated.

You will never find your true love, there is no perfect relationship. Or is there?
Isn't love overrated? Isn't love just something people simply make up in their minds so they can have something to own? Something to get jealous about? Something to brag about? An excuse for poetry? Let's say love was real, that is was as pure & amazing as people make it out to be. If all of that were true, why do we cheat on the ones we so-called love? Why do we continue to hurt the ones we are 'suppose' to love. Should we just remain single for the rest of our lives? Or should we aim for other types of relationships? For example; open relationships, not monogamous relationships, communes, etc..

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  • Aug 22 2013: i believe love can be whatever you want it to be. You can feel love in many different ways. No body in the world can feel the same love as someone else. Everyone feels different love. There are so many different shades and types of love.
    Love isn't just one thing everyone feels. It's a range of emotions and feelings. Many different kinds of feelings and emotions in every person. None of them are the same.
    • Aug 23 2013: I think that's true to a certain extent. Certainly everybody feels a lot of different things and calls it love because they don't know any different, fed by Disney and pop culture that love is this or that. I call love an unselfish desire to put someone else's needs above yourself. When two people both do that, I call that love. When two people hook up to have sex, that's not love.

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