What is Love?
BY Patrick Gibney
We all know love when we feel it, but how do we define it? We know it involves care, closeness, protectiveness, attraction, affection, and trust. We also know that it can change over time, but what it?
Although philosophers and scholars have long reflected on love, it wasn’t until the 1970s that social psychologists began to study it. An early definition by Rubin called love an attitude that predisposes one to think, feel, and act in particular ways toward the love object and defined three components of love: intimacy, need, and caring. However, love can be quite different between the sexes. Both groups tend to look at the meaning of love very differently, as illustrated in these two heartfelt prayers: one for women and one for men. Happy Valentine’s Day.
A Woman’s Prayer:
Before I lay me down to sleep, I pray for a man, who's not a creep, One who's handsome, smart and strong. One who loves to listen long, One who thinks before he speaks, One who'll call, not wait for weeks. I pray he's gainfully employed, And when I spend his cash, won't be annoyed. Pulls out my chair and opens my door. Massages my back and begs to do more. Oh! Send me a man whose love will last, And knows what to answer to 'how big is my ass?' I pray that this man will love me to no end, And always be my very best friend.
A Man’s Prayer:
I pray for a deaf, mute, nymphomaniac gymnast with huge tits who owns a bar on a golf course, and loves when I go golfing, fishing, and drinking with the boys.