Love is an intense group of feelings and behaviors characterized by intense intimacy, emotional commitment, passion, caring, trust, and affection. It entails different caring, emotional, physical, relational, and mental qualities. It also involves a broad range of emotional states, such as happiness, enthusiasm, life satisfaction, joy, and ecstasy, but it may also cause negative emotional states such as anxiety, jealousy, stress, anger, fear, resentment, sadness, depression, guilt, and shame. The very nature of love makes it difficult to define.
Romantic love, on the other hand, is often characterized by long-term committed relationships, intense personal and emotional bonding, attachment, commitment, companionship, fidelity, and an emotional connection that transcends time and space. Romantic love involves an intense caring, loyalty, devotion, imagination, appreciation, concern, sharing, honesty, and intimacy. This form of love is most often found within a relationship that begins with a deep shared history and emotional investment from early childhood and continues through adulthood. It is one of the most rewarding forms of relationships and can provide both emotional and physical intimacy, as well as a sense of togetherness and belonging.
Another type of passionate love is the romantic attachment that arises out of sexual attraction, which often develops after a relationship has come to an end or a partner decides to let go of the relationship. This type of passionate love differs from the more passive forms of loving relationships in that it places more emphasis on developing a relationship out of love for another person, rather than out of a desire for physical intimacy. However, sometimes this passion can lead to a relationship that lacks intimacy and closeness. In these cases, the lack of intimacy often stems from a relationship that was not built on strong bonds of affection.
Erotic love, on the other hand, is quite different from romantic love. Erotic love is often characterized by infatuation, fantasy, arousal, stimulation, and desire. Most often associated with cross-dressing or cross-feeding, erotic love involves being attracted, interested, or experiencing sexual arousal in response to the touch, image, voice, or behaviors of another person. While it differs from passionate love in that it does not require an emotional investment, it is often deeply connected to the power of attraction. Erotic relationships are usually carried out by people who feel that their partners are sexually attracted to them, whether consciously or not.
Finally, there are the official charts created by the UK Singles Advertising Agency. UK Singles Advertising Agency uses certified dating statistics based on data from the British Households Panel’s fifth edition of the Relationship Report, as well as a personal experience questionnaire. According to the survey, almost nine out of every ten UK singles are still stuck in the same relationship they’ve been in since early days. Of these nine, over half have experienced a significant change in their relationship in some way.
The above results are the most popular charts used by UK singles on the Internet today. The data and statistics used are gathered from the many different sources available, including the British Households Panel’s fifth edition of the Relationship Report, the European Family Travel Surveys, the European Interim Survey on Violence and Health, the European Health and Safety Survey, the European Union’s Fundamental Principles of Cohesty and Trust, as well as the Eurobarometer’s annual global survey. The information from these surveys and sources provide the basis for the official Eurobarometer indices that are used to calculate the number-one reason for why UK singles date and stay in relationships. While most UK singles think that having a partner is the most important thing in life, over forty percent of them would like to have more than one partner.