I guess we all have our own definition of what it means to us and to be honest it is one of the most difficult questions asked as there are no right or wrong answers.
Love occurs when two people in my opinion connect on a mental, physical and emotional level… though baring in mind you do not have to be physically involved to love or fall in love with someone. The physical intimacy just enhances what you appear to be feeling and in some cases can be said to bring forth an added sense of ‘closeness’ between you.
The depth of love cannot be measured nor compared… For example the love I have for my son is completely different to the love I would have for my partner regardless of whether it somewhat feels like equal weighting.
Love has many variations. Romantic love as we are all familiar produces many powerful feelings. Romantic love brings forth joy and happiness whilst at the same time feeling like an emotional roller-coaster. There are a number of other contexts by which the term ‘love’ can be used for example platonic, familial love and religious love.
Not even an experienced person can truly grasp or explain love to its truest and deepest meaning. But what you can do is define love by thinking about what it means to you…