What's the difference between like and love?
Thread Topic: What's the difference between like and love?
But according to the internet I'm on the border between like and love.
Describe how you feel
Putting my emotions into words? Sir, you ask the impossible.
However, I will try.
I don't even know where to start.
I remember I liked this one guy for 2 years. But what I feel for J feels different than that. It feels better somehow.
With E (my 2-year crush) I would get the butterflies, I'd be a blushing mess, become a nervous wreck, all that.
But with J, I rarely get butterflies. I don't know, it's more like he's a blanket? It's a fuzzy feeling sometimes. I feel completely comfortable around him. I feel way calmer when I'm around him, talking to him, anything. I have a down day and he sends me a text, and immediately things don't seem so bad, the topic that we're talking about can be absolutely anything, even when he's going on about his video games that I don't understand a bit of.
In other words he's sort of like an anchor for my emotions. I can always come to him and things will be calmer and happier.
I don't feel like I have to try and impress him otherwise he's going to look over me or something. I actually feel more like myself around him than almost anyone else.
I don't have to prove myself to him, and he doesn't ask me to. But I want to be the best I can be for him.
His parents told him that he wasn't allowed to date for awhile, but my feelings for him haven't faltered. It's only been 2 or 3 weeks so I don't know what that says about the whole "love is forever" thing, but I might as well put it down.
I can always tell when something's wrong. Even if he doesn't tell me what's wrong (he sometimes tries to hide some of his problems, I think he just doesn't want me to worry) I want to be there for him and I try and do my best to be. And when he does tell me, I help him as much as I can.
With E, everything about him sort of entranced me, it was like he could do no wrong. But with J, I know he's not perfect, he has flaws and makes mistakes just like everyone else. I don't know if that's a good thing or not.
But he's honestly amazing. I could go on and on about every little detail about him, his personality, little quirks about him, and so on but I won't and I'll spare you because you probably don't want to hear about it.
I feel completely content with him.
Oh my goodness that's long.
[quote]All in all, the difference between love and like has something to do with the depth of your emotion towards somebody. Liking may give you that warm, fluttery feeling inside '“ but it's mostly superficial. ... Love involves deeper, stronger emotions, while like is more of a tender feeling towards that special someone.[/url]
For J, it seems like you might like him.
For E, I definitely think that was love.
Love is a really fluttery feeling that you can’t shake off. Most times, you might have a really big simpsta attack. (Idk if everybody does, but I think some people do.)
Whenever you see the person you love, you might instantly blush and start getting butterflies in your stomach.
Liking is a more calmer feeling.
You might not experience butterflies, but you might blush a bit, I think.
Oh dang- I messed up that up real bad-
*All in all, the difference between love and like has something to do with the depth of your emotion towards somebody. Liking may give you that warm, fluttery feeling inside '“ but it's mostly superficial. ... Love involves deeper, stronger emotions, while like is more of a tender feeling towards that special someone.
Literally everything on google was saying the exact opposite
I mean who am I to trust google on everything, but I'm talking every single source.
I definitely think that loving is a stronger feeling than liking.
Example: Blushing the second you set eyes on that person, ten million butterflies attacking the inside of your stomach, you might stutter a few times, and you’ll want to be close to them.
Liking is a bit different. It's a lighter feeling.
Well all I know is that I feel deeper for J than E.
Yeah I can tell
rvelez Hot ShotIf you feel butterflies, it’s not love. If you feel safe with them, it is.
The whole butterflies thing is a myth lol.
SprinkledSpice SeniorIf it's conditional, and goes away when they make a mistake or get an ugly haircut, it's attraction
If it's unconditional, it's love
I think liking someone is being attracted to their looks or personality, but love is falling for their soul, if that makes sense
Stardust1 SeniorI'd agree with rvelez. Those crazy butterflies are probably symptoms of attraction, of liking someone because you like the idea of them and of how they make you feel.
Whereas if you're comfortable with someone, you know you don't need to change yourself to impress them. They'll love you and be with you for who you are and vice versa. Because circumstances are always going to change, but if you have peace with that person your relationship won't change. I'm really a huge fan of stable relationships (ofc all have ups and downs but for the most part). In my opinion, what you have with J is more love than E.
But it's up to you to see whether that love is platonic or not. And that's where attraction comes in. So don't count it out. That's important too.
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