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Can You Fall in Love Without A Romantic Partner?


This guest article from YourTango was written by Julie Orlov.

When people think about falling in love, they likely think of finding a romantic sexual partner. This is understandable; Hollywood sells love, sex, and romance — and they do it well. These concepts are used to market everything from cars to perfumes to hamburgers.

As a result, we’ve become a society so obsessed with finding one perfect person and “partnering up,” that we’ve forgotten how to fall in love in other ways. You know, without a romantic partner.

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Can You Fall in Love Without A Romantic Partner?

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  1. Agreed with all points, especially the friend one. I’ve recently discovered I was in love with one of my best friends, but not in a sexual way in the slightest. The feeling was new and knocked my mind around a bit. I’m glad its in an article like this so others realise its normal.

  2. Yes, deeply love your children, but don’t “over love” them. You’re setting yourself up for failure because they will always pursue their own life and may not return that emotional satisfaction you are looking for.

  3. Sorry to disagree. I believe that what we generally refer to as “falling in love” is a dirty trick nature plays on us because it wants babies to perpetuate our species. It is a very powerful erotic love and is different from the type of agape love referred to in the article.

  4. Perhaps you should edit your strapline, because on the webs homepage it states:
    ‘Can you fall in love WITH a romantic partner?’ which frankly, doesn’t make sense.
    As for loving kids animals places and generally everything, thats LOVE.

  5. Hey, I agree sometimes we need more on our plates, but kids can NOT take the place of a romantic relationship. That’s too much of a burden and will be a poor substitute for an adult relationship. Kids need to focus on just being kids. :)

 

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