Agape: Radical, selfless love. Extends to all - family, friends, strangers. Caritas in Latin, meaning charity.
Greek love valued over Eros. Developed between loyal comrades. Sacrifices, shares emotions. Seen in friendships today.
Affectionate love between children/youth. Flirting, teasing in early stages. Ludic with strangers, substitutes sex. Uncommitted, often involves deception.
Greek self-love with two types. Unhealthy: narcissism, obsession with fame and fortune. Healthy: capacity for love, self-enhancement.
Attraction, infatuation, fondness. Rare state of mind/body, linked to love. Influences psychology, philosophy. Expressed through words, gestures, touches.
Development of close relationships in families, friends, groups. Interactive, mutual, attachment-based. Drives family dynamics. Male bonding: shared activities. Female bonding: forming close relationships.
Intimacy, commitment without passion. Experienced by all. Long-term couples without marriage can have conjugal love. Marriage after many years exemplifies it.
Altruistic love. Researched since the 1990s. Related to unlimited love. Different from compassion, romantic love, and altruism.
Medieval European literary concept. Nobles engage in adventures for courtly love. Entertainment for nobility, enriching practice. Originated in Provence, Champagne, Aquitaine, Sicily, Burgundy.
Transition from neutrality to love. Mental, chemical, timing factors involved.
One-sided, strong romantic affection. Beloved unaware. Common experience, often starts as love at first sight.