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…)

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 popular dating sites produce matches based on algorithms. They advocate compatibility so as to preempt against overwhelming choices and (more…)

Love Is True When It Lasts

Love must not be seen as the natural extravagance of sex, which naturally arouses 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. So, we are not skeptics about love. (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 and safe. Often, these are religious people with strong convictions. But is not their first love then dedicated to God, or Jesus, or some other deity? What is left for the spouse? An unstained, (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…)

Love Does Not Start With Self-Love

Self-love is a popular notion since the biblical imperative to love — as in “I command you to love your neighbor as yourself.” — implies self-love. This command, however, is willed ethics on a societal scale, and not about the authentically personal love we are interested in on this site. Self-love can also be understood (more…)