Love confused dating
For example, closeness without attraction is the kind of love we feel for best friends.
In our late teens, though, relationships are less about going out to have fun and fitting in.
In our teens — especially for guys — relationships are mainly about physical attraction.
But by the time guys reach 20 or so, they rate a person's inner qualities as most important.
We've loved (and been loved by) parents, brothers, sisters, friends, even pets. It's an intense, new feeling unlike any of these other ways of loving. When people feel close to others they are happier and even healthier.
Love helps us feel important, understood, and secure.
And the kind of love we feel in romantic relationships is its own unique type of love.