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Old Aug 4th 2010, 5:47 am
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Just thought this article was quite interesting...as well as the readers comments thereafter.

http://uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com/love-s...icle-huib.html
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Old Aug 4th 2010, 7:33 am
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Some of the comments are bloody depressing! makes me glad I'm single!

And as for the guy who recently lost his wife, I must be getting pmtish as was welling up!

interesting article though! Not sure where I sit as I don't think I believe in love anymore- think its just an emotion thats been celebrated by the card industry! It's basically called scared of getting lonely and wanting companionship and someone to have nooky/have babies with!

God I think i've been single too long lol

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Phooey. There is an unstated premise that you can only be in love with one person at a time and that when you are, you must be with them exclusively.

I've been happily married for quite a long time. But I had another relationship when I was younger and would still say that I love that woman - in the sense that if she ever needed my help I would willingly do whatever was needed and I would be deeply upset to hear that anything bad had happened to her. I haven't seen her for 15 years and probably only swapped emails half a dozen times. But I don't think if you truly love someone it will ever stop. There is a rather poor saying that 'love is blind'. I disagree completely. True love sees everything, all the faults and flaws, but accepts them willingly.

On the other hand, I make a point of regularly falling deeply in lust which is splendid fun, usually after a few pints. To paraphrase a great French saying, "when you stop touching it's because you're married; when you stop looking it's because you've died".

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Old Aug 7th 2010, 10:55 am
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Phooey. There is an unstated premise that you can only be in love with one person at a time and that when you are, you must be with them exclusively.

I've been happily married for quite a long time. But I had another relationship when I was younger and would still say that I love that woman - in the sense that if she ever needed my help I would willingly do whatever was needed and I would be deeply upset to hear that anything bad had happened to her. I haven't seen her for 15 years and probably only swapped emails half a dozen times. But I don't think if you truly love someone it will ever stop. There is a rather poor saying that 'love is blind'. I disagree completely. True love sees everything, all the faults and flaws, but accepts them willingly.

On the other hand, I make a point of regularly falling deeply in lust which is splendid fun, usually after a few pints. To paraphrase a great French saying, "when you stop touching it's because you're married; when you stop looking it's because you've died".
I've also been on that horse...
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I've also been on that horse...
Thought it was you in that video .

By social convention we think love and lust go hand in hand which may be true some of the time but there are exceptions to every rule .
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