yes, and there are many type of love, of which like is just one. I like my daughter, I like my siblings, I like my mother, I like my friends, and even like some of the friends of friends. I don't feel the same way about all of them though. comprendo?

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Mmhm. You can love a friend, but romantic love is something new entirely. Here are the differences.<br />
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- You feel yourself getting more excitable around a love, and you want to impress them more.<br />
- You don't want a love to ever leave your life.<br />
- Love means work- to keep the love going, love must be made into a verb. If you love someone, you show them through your actions- never selfish, always giving. Surprise them with little gifts and such, to show how you know them and that you care.<br />
- With love, they look perfect how they are. They are beautiful (or handsome) to you.<br />
- Romantic love involves sexual attraction, so often you feel an urge to kiss them or hold them close.<br />
- You think about them constantly, even little things like, "Hey, I bet ___ would love this!" while out shopping.<br />
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A friend...<br />
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- You can do nice things for them, and they for you. Nothing sexual<br />
-You can think about them every so often, but not constantly.<br />
- Friends can come and go, as you can probably see from high school/middle school/college.<br />
- Friendship is nice, but it is platonic.<br />
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More truths...<br />
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- A friend can also be a love. <br />
- Love can make a friendship stronger, and cement it in. True love is a friend who you cannot ever bare to part with.<br />
- Love is often more shy, as you feel that more is at stake. After all, the goal of dating and relationships is often to find a mate for life.<br />
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I can love my best friend, but I do not love her in a romantic way- I love her platonically, no sexual attraction there...

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Ok, but can't you have a sexual attraction to a friend of the oposite sex without loving him or the other way around? (being romantically in love With someone yet not sexually attracted)

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Attraction, if not coupled with a strong emotional pull to share your life with them emotionally, is just attraction/lust.
If you are romantically in love but not sexually attracted, you could technically make it work, if over time their personality makes them more attractive- and also if they know how to make you feel good sexually, that brings attraction way up.

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Huge difference. Many people marry a "friend" that they "love dearly." To often, somewhere down the road, they meet a true love. Some remain faithful. Some have short affairs and always regret their choices. Many realize what they are missing in their life and leave the the person they "love dearly." <br />
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The difference between a friend and true love is like night and day. You will know it it is true love when it happens.

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I love my friends, so I see no difference. It's a different kind of love than romantic love or the love I have for my mom or son, but it's an equally valid love.

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Yes. Qualitative, not quantitative.

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Yea..its a very big difference...love has always been different from friendship... the commitment required for both differs...depending on to what extent you like the person...

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