Here’s The ONE Meant For You

Romantic love is understood by many as the proverbial search for the One, the perfect soul mate, or — as the nineteenth-century ideal would describe — as the immortal beloved. The quest involves the idea of creating a union and becoming instead of remaining two conjoined ‘I’s. Is there really a One meant for you? (more…)

Love Is Fraught With Perils

In the past, we — as singles — may have been battered and bruised by others, but hopefully, we did not get injured. Love is fraught with perils. Not that we haven’t taken our revenge on others. Minds and hearts are frail, we are not aware of the subliminal, and sometimes we therefore simply cannot (more…)

Sex, Love & Family

Ever wondered why people say that “no man is an island.” The phrase expresses the idea that human beings do badly when isolated from others and need to be part of a community in order to thrive. So, what then about sex, love, and family? Can we truly overcome isolation without engaging in sex, love, (more…)

Give Love a Chance

Nevertheless, we must give love a chance. And while most dating sites talk much about romantic love, and some only about , they do not talk much about the meaning of real or even true love. The more popular dating sites produce matches based on algorithms. They advocate compatibility so as to preempt against overwhelming (more…)

Love Is True When It Lasts

Love must not be seen as the natural extravagance of sex, which would naturally arouse a kind of suspicion. Love’s meaning is not that of a utilitarian exchange of favors. While it is generally thought that individuals only pursue their own self-interest, love may be the antidote to that. Published 17 years before The Wealth of (more…)

You Are Free To Love

“There is not a single law in any country or period that has ever controlled or condemned love as such. True love has always been free, and even more, it is the active principle of all human freedom. Love is freedom itself. The only real obstacles to love are in ourselves: barrenness, spiritual wounds, the (more…)

Surprise – Love Is All You Need

So say the Beatles. Well, love — as a noun and in contrast to the verb of loving — is more than that fascinating and enchanting feeling. Love is all you need — and in the end — might not be delusional. We like to think of love as intense affection and esteem for the (more…)

A Quest For Truth

Don’t we all envy those obviously in love? Time and troubles seem to just melt away for lovers. Someone said that “love’s power is to unite in the face of loneliness and eternity, and in its optimism in the face of daunting odds.” Be aware, however, of those who love being in love, as they (more…)

There’s Nothing Like First Love

First love is so precious to many people that some believe in abstinence before marriage to keep their first love unsullied as they try to save their love, and especially sex, from the fate of . And why not? Sex and love are highly private and personal affairs, and one has to live with the (more…)

Love Is Blind (Devotion)

At least in the beginning. It perhaps is true that people do not see the faults of the person that they just came to love. That is why we say that love is blind. When smites, the single may not be able to “see” clearly even if s/he wanted to! With that single falling in (more…)