Prospectus For my Junior English Research Project. I would look into the different theories of what attracts two people to another. I chose this topic because I just want to know a true, good, and official reason for falling in " love." Love, Well true love is a one in a million chance of happening. So... I hope to find out what the different theories is most affective and accurate. Q: What is love? A: Love is when you have strong deep feelings for someone else and care about that person very much and only want that person to be happy.

(Courtney's answer) Q: How does love changes a person from the beginning until the end? A: Q: What are the 9 types of love? A: web Q: What is Love part 2. A: web The commitment dimension of love is often viewed as the decision to stay with one's partner for life. Commitments may range from simple verbal agreements (agreements not to become emotionally and / or sexually involved with other people) to publically formalized legal contracts (marriage). However, commitment is more than simply agreeing to stay with your partner through bad times.

Commitment means being devoted to doing things to nurture the relationship and protect it from harm and to fix it if damaged. Both partners care about each other's needs and must be willing to put each other's needs first -- including being willing to make personal sacrifices for the good of the relationship. The partners should be willing to depend on each other and feel secure that each will be loyal to each other and to the relationship. The emotional intimacy dimension of love is best characterized by feeling love for someone rather than being 'in love' with them.

The emotional intimacy dimension focuses on liking, friendship, trust and feelings of emotional closeness that result from being able to share one's innermost thoughts and feelings with a partner. Intimacy is achieved through a process by which one comes to know one's partner through increasing levels of self disclosure of one's thoughts and feelings. During the early stages of a relationship when the participants are still getting to know one another, strong passionate emotions may result from increasingly intimate levels of disclosure. Later, after the partners have gotten to know each other well, feelings of closeness, friendship, warmth, and caring will tend to predominate. For emotional intimacy to flourish, both partners must be understanding, open, supportive, and must feel like they can talk about anything without fear of being rejected. As intimacy progresses, the partners will find that they share some degree of overlap in their values and beliefs about life; however, there will be differences in opinion to some degree as well.

For intimacy to develop to its fullest, it is essential that both partners be able to forgive and to show compassion and kindness toward each other, especially when they disagree or make mistakes. Mutual respect and trust are essential to this process. The passionate dimension of love can best be characterized by feelings of being in love. The passion dimension focuses on those intense feelings of arousal that arise from physical attraction and sexual attraction. Passion may also arise from increasing levels of self disclosure as intimacy develops in a relationship.

Passion is that intense euphoric 'high' that you may experience when you are in love -- you feel euphoric -- on top of the world -- your heart races, and you get butterflies in your stomach. You yearn to to be physically close to and to join with the person -- You often can't stop thinking about the person. At first, passion is often based on the more external qualities of how the person looks and acts, rather than on whether they share one's values, beliefs, interests or attitudes. Depending on the level of intimacy and commitment, the passionate aspect of love may include anxiety and uncertainty because one might not be sure that the feelings are mutual.

Idealization of the person (seeing only their good qualities and projecting on them the qualities that you want them to possess) is also quite common when the passionate aspects of love are intense. Passion is typically most intense at the beginning of romantic relationships when you don't know much about the person and continues to be at high levels as self disclosure increases. Over time, as the relationship progresses (as you get to know your partner better and the physical arousal aspects habituate), the experience of passion diminishes. Passionate and companionate love Passionate love is an intense state of longing for union with another. It has three components: 1) cognitive - intrusive preoccupation with the person, idealization of that person, and desire to know the person; 2) Emotional - Attraction/Sexual attraction, positive and negative feelings, longing for reciprocity, desire for union, physiological arousal; and 3) Behavioral - Actions to determine the other's feelings, studying the person, service to the person, maintaining physical closeness.

Companionate love is the affection that we feel for those with whom our lives are deeply intertwined. (Hatfield; Berscheid and Walter, 1974).