Why in God's name do people so enjoy making something so complex out of something so simple?
That's a philosopher for you. Philosophers are just like college professors; they spend WAY too much time with their noses in books reading and not enough actually out living in the day-to-day real world.
Love is simply something you have an intense "positive" emotional attachment for. I "love" jiu-jitsu passionately. I love my parents and siblings, my son, my fiance, etc. It's EASY.
Love is also an ACTION and perhaps predominately so. It's something you DO in other words. In my opinion, that is the only healthy form of love. The rest is perhaps based upon obsession, which isn't always a healthy thing.
Damn guys, I know some of you like to think and analyze things. Too much analysis only leads to paralysis, as is evident by the lengthy post from the author of this thread.
Do yourselves a favor; put the books down for a while and stop thinking TOO MUCH! The best answers are often the simplest.