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Love VS infatuation




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Meaning: A feeling of being in love with another person. A profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.


Definition: Infatuation is the state of being completely carried away by unreasoning passion or love; addictive love. Constellation of emotions and experiences related to a sense of strong affection or profound oneness


Attribute: Expects the same feeling in return. Not expecting anything in return and desiring the best for the other person


Symptoms: urgency, intensity, sexual desire, anxiety Connection of your soul with someone else’s. It’s settling your differences, dealing with conflicts as one person, not two seperate entities. It’s sharing your life experience & being the other person’s friend. Love is pure & comes without decision


Associated with: Physical outlook mostly Emotional and intellectual compatibility


Sub-Categories: Physical desire, crush Lust, Romantic Love, Attachment


Feelings associated with: Extreme happiness, excitement Elation or a euphoric feeling, Loss of appetite


Interdependency: Cannot sustain without element of physical attraction and love. Cannot sustain without lust


Stimulants: Dopamine, Norepinephrine(Adrenaline), Serotonin, Oxytocin, Vasopressin


Person to Person: Two working together to make it work



Dictionary: in·fat·u·a·tion   (ĭ-făch’ū-āshən)
  • A foolish, unreasoning, or extravagant passion or attraction.
  • An object of extravagant, short-lived passion.

INFATUATION; An extravagant, short-lived romantic attachment; that’s when you think of someone all the time, you go out of your way to be around him, and you begin to center your priorities around him. Characterized by a lack of trust, lack of loyalty, lack of commitment, lack of reciprocity.

Informal crush

verliefdheid, bevlieging

Français (French)
n. – obsession,

Italiano (Italian)

Русский (Russian)
страстная влюбленность


You want a soul mate.

The future means forever when it comes to commitment.

Give and take, compromise and cooperation are characteristics of love relationships. Working toward common goals, sharing dreams and values define the dynamics of a good love relationship.

Love as a dynamic process, a relationship that flexes, changes and grows.

Priorities and dreams are built and goals are met. Love brings out the best in people as individuals.The relationship between them becomes the way they define their lives. As jobs, careers, and family concerns change, people are able to work as a team to be understanding and flexible so the relationship (their lives) will flourish. Dynamic process of love equals a sharing of emotion, trust, and growth of relationship. Growth is increasing ability of a couple to live symbiotically, enjoy each others company, trust each other with more secrets, depend on each other in more crises over the years, in taking care of aging relatives. It’s about growing old together, and long-term investments like real estate …


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