What does love mean to you?
Love is so complicated. It is a combination of affection, loyalty, respect, honor, empathy, and so much more. Love makes a person care about another human being. Platonic or sexual, love is all-encompassing. We want to be with the beloved and care for him or her. Love involves loyalty and trust. Love doesn’t necessarily accept everything the beloved does, but tries to understand him or her. Love is patient and kind. Love perseveres. Love doesn’t try to “one up” the beloved, but makes an effort to accept the beloved as he or she is. Love isn’t jealous. Love is trusting and respectful of the beloved. These characteristics apply to both platonic and sexual love. Love is very special.