When you'll actually take a bullet for someone.
When you can't live without the other person
Well, I believe that the TRUE meaning of love, and its being embodied on this Earth has not really happened This is in part because the humanity on this planet have been heavily interfered with by a race of beings intent on the opposite.<br />
In a partnership between two people, I believe that it means truly respecting your partner as an equal fellow being, and committing to support them in your greatest possible way through all the ups and downs and challenges that they face, as you go through life together.<br />
You can see what a strain that would place on most people, with their agendas and ego manias for this and that, which simply WOULD NOT accept and allow certain things that crop up in any partnership. But if you can't be unconditional like that, its not really loving...
English has more words than any other language, but only one word for love - which clouds its meanings, since there are different types of love. At its deepest level, love is a commitment to the best for someone else no matter how they respond or how i feel at the time. Romantic love can produce that, but so often it's more about our own feelings - what we get out of it. If a person is inherently self-centred by nature, this will eventually overcome their need to impress. Real love takes character.
I think of it as putting that person before yourself; always. Sometimes you have to push people away in order to help them, kinda thing. Even if it hurts you doing what's best for them. A strange form of subservience mixed with a little codependence.
The finest kind of Insanity
When you figure that out, let me know.