The concept of love has a great many different connotations to a great many different people. To some, it may simply be a feeling of companionship. For others, it may mean the comfort of knowing that someone else has your back. For still others, it may be an all-inclusive, comprehensive, panoptic tsunami of emotional, psychological & sexual energy.
Regardless of what your definition may or may not be, let me ask the sixty-four thousand dollar question. How do you know when you’re in love? I don’t mean the flood of oxytocin created by hormones as a direct result of stimulation of a body part. I mean genuine romantic love, as in the kind that makes you do or say things that, generally speaking, you would not. Or is this just co-dependent insanity that I’m describing? Feel free to jump in here at any time.
Seems to me, the real deal is all of the above. If you happen to find someone who has the ability to make you burn with desire, laugh, cry, sigh, and, otherwise want to thump the crap out of all at the same time, then barring a history of mental illness, it’s probably safe to say that you’ve found someone very special. Hopefully, someone that you won’t have to get a court ordered restraining order against.
On the other hand, if you haven’t yet found your true, fine love then don’t despair. Medical science tells us that the warm fuzzies you experience when someone significant is nearby can be just as easily duplicated by consuming large quantities of chocolate.
Please note: If after reading this entry, you run out and buy a pallet of chocolates in a desperate attempt to feel the warm fuzzies, then I’d appreciate it if you sent me some of it. I prefer Toblerone, but will accept Hershey’s with almonds with equal enthusiasm.
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