What's the difference between loving someone and being in love?
Something that I have been interested in learning more about has been the difference between loving someone and being in love with them. I remember this girl talking about it when she posted it up in Facebook, but I wasn’t able to learn from it because everyone had different opinions. Lately, the issue has caught my eye again. I know that people may feel that this issue isn’t much of a big deal, but it probably is to those who believe in love. From what I have heard, there’s a difference about it. For example, I heard that loving someone is like a family member, while being in love is when all you want to do is spend time with a certain person. Now that’s just what I’ve heard, it may or may not be true.
One thing that I know for sure about loving someone and being in love with them is that you still giving love to someone even if it has a different meaning. Now, I've studied my share of information and there’s a lot of debates over it. Personally, it’s funny to me how everyone says that loving someone and being in love leads you to love and there’s no point of figuring out the difference since you still love that one.
The difference between loving someone and being in love with them wasn’t that important because everyone thought it was the same thing. There wasn’t that one person who would bring the topic as much compared to now, when everyone talks about it. People have stated that you must define love and then define the difference between them. It’s something like this, everything starts with being in love, which then could potentially make you fall in love with someone.
Being that I didn't have a lot of background information on the difference between loving someone and being in love with them, I chose to do some research on the topic. As I searched for blogs and news articles on Google, I came across this one article: http://www.askmehelpdesk.com/relationships/difference-between-loving-som.... This article provided a lot of information and opinions on the difference between it. Some people felt that you first had to define what love is, then it will help one understand the difference between it. “In love.. Your IN it for the long run, you’re not just sitting there your interacting to keep it, You are trying, Your mind is IN it your soul is IN it your body is IN it. [sic]” This statement didn’t really surprise me all the much because, but it did make me feel glad it was said. Am glad this was told because to be honest few people forget about this. They think they in love just because they been together for what a few weeks and this will lead them to forever. I mean does in love know that they have to know how to forgive and be able to deal with any obstacle together. It’s a moment where you are ready to say yes I'm ready to be with you for the rest of my life time. It’s like marriage.
In another comment, (http://www.fanpop.com/spots/love/answers/show/2785/whats-difference-betw... )there was this one statement that made me shake my head in disagreement with the writer’s opinion. It was: “Also, being in love is usually just in the beginning (of a relationship) while loving someone can last forever.” This is so untrue because if you go back and think about you will always hear or see people say they love someone when really it probably just an admiration. They believe they in love and being in love is lasting forever. This includes loving that person and actually wanting something more than just feeling it, but going through it.
All of this makes me think that there will never actually be an exact answer to this question. It will actually remain unknown. The answer to this question is just within each person’s opinion. The difference between loving someone and being in love will remain imperfectly answered to everyone, unless you most know it which I believe it impossible.