Only an adolescent would think there was no difference between the two!
Falling in love, although a wonderful experience, is a temporary condition; studies show that these intense feelings last about a year to a year and a half.
Falling in love is all about feelings. Love is about reality. It is how we act toward another person, not how we feel. Real love is NOT a feeling; it is actions that show we care about someone as much as we care about ourselves and sometimes more. It is the sacrifices we are willing to make. It is learning to tolerate things that irritate us because we love that person in spite or his or her foolishness or occasional mistakes in relating to us.
You mean in love "WITH" someone? Thought so.
LOVING SOMEONE = type of love is unspecified if used out of context; it has broad meaning.
BEING IN LOVE WITH SOMEONE: romantic feelings towards another person; romantic love.
when you love someone you care deeply about them but you dont necessarily have to see them every waking moment (brother sister mum dad) , when your in-love with someone they are your life, they complete you.
It seems that the word love has lost all meaning in today's world....
...when magical hippies from 2000 years ago are an accepted definition.
because kids throw it around like it has no meaning
I think it would depend on the context of the situation.
I am in love with a special woman in my life. I love my parents, brothers and sister. That is how I differentiate.
people who say that have been watching too much tv (i.e i love you but i'm not in love with you)
I tend to think of being "in love" as being in the grip of the hormone maelstrom of a new relationship; when that fades, you settle in to simply loving them. Also, being "in love" is an exclusively romantic, whereas I also love my parents, best friend etc.
there's no such thing as love. people just throw the word around like nothing. and if they do say they love someone it will end as soon as they feel something better comes along