Post # 1
I’ve never heard the two distinctions until coming here and its popped up a couple times recently. Maybe its because my relationships have never come to this? IDK
What is the difference between loving someone and being in love with someone?
Post # 3
In my opinion you can love someone as in loving them as a friend or family member, i.e, caring deeply; but when you’re “in love” it’s an erotic and passionate love that includes sexual attraction.
Post # 4
To me, “loving” someone is a choice/action while being “in love” is a feeling.
I’ve also heard that phrase interpreted as you care about someone, but not in “that way” anymore.
Post # 5
@Sunfire: That’s what I was thinking the difference was.
Post # 6
@Sunfire: My thoughts exactly. I love my friends that are guys, but I’m only “in love” with the hubs.
Post # 7
@jpalm13: Well, I love my son. But I’m not in love with him. I’m in love with my FI and feel romantically towards him. I love my friends but don’t want to have sex with them, lol.
Post # 8
Yep, what sunfire said..being INlove involves passion and sexual attraction..loving someone can just be like a brother or sister or best friend where you care for them very deeply buuut there isnt a passion in the relationship
Post # 9
I love my parents and friends, but I am not in love with them. Since I think romantically about my FI, I not only love him, but am in love with him.
@sunfire: What you said 🙂
Post # 10
I love my pets, I love cheese, I love the color maroon, I love shopping at Whole Foods, I love lamp.
I am IN love with my fiance. I care about him far more than any other, I am utterly concerned with his well-being, he is not an inanimate object, place, thing, or activity, he paticipates in loving me back, I would do anything for him including illegal and morally reprehensible activities. I am actively in love with my fiance.
Post # 11
I love lamp…..that killed me! 🙂
Post # 12
@KristenGotMarried: I would do anything for him including illegal and morally reprehensible activities.
Haha! I love this!