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Poll: All things being equal... which is the deeper kind of love?
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Platonic Love is deeper than Romantic Love
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1 25.00%
Romantic Love is deeper than Platonic Love
75.00%
3 75.00%
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Platonic Love Vs Romantic Love
#11
RE: Platonic Love Vs Romantic Love
(September 3, 2016 at 6:51 pm)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:
(September 3, 2016 at 3:31 pm)Yeauxleaux Wrote: Tbh I think there's a lot of overlap and you can have both for one person at once.

Platonic - friendship or family, affectionate but not sexual

Romantic - sexual (although often affectionate too)

For me, affectionate friendship is part of romance. Affection sets the table for love's dinner.

I am SO getting that on a t-shirt.

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#12
RE: Platonic Love Vs Romantic Love
(September 3, 2016 at 7:30 am)Alasdair Ham Wrote: Quick binary poll.

Love cannot be deep.

It is simply the release of chemicals such as oxytocin which create a feeling that convinces and tricks your mind so you can reproduce, get help in times of need from friendliness, help one another out.

This is a part of evolution.
Spread your seed babies!

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#13
RE: Platonic Love Vs Romantic Love
(September 3, 2016 at 7:49 pm)ScienceAf Wrote:
(September 3, 2016 at 7:30 am)Alasdair Ham Wrote: Quick binary poll.

Love cannot be deep.

It is simply the release of chemicals such as oxytocin which create a feeling that convinces and tricks your mind so you can reproduce, get help in times of need from friendliness, help one another out.

This is a part of evolution.
Spread your seed babies!

Wow, that is deep Worship
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#14
RE: Platonic Love Vs Romantic Love
(September 3, 2016 at 7:49 pm)ScienceAf Wrote:
(September 3, 2016 at 7:30 am)Alasdair Ham Wrote: Quick binary poll.

Love cannot be deep.

It is simply the release of chemicals such as oxytocin which create a feeling that convinces and tricks your mind so you can reproduce, get help in times of need from friendliness, help one another out.

This is a part of evolution.
Spread your seed babies!

And where is the release of oxytocin when a parent sacrifices their life to save their child? Probably the light at the end of the tunnel, eh?
"Leave it to me to find a way to be,
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I knew the rules but the rules did not know me, guaranteed." - Eddie Vedder
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#15
RE: Platonic Love Vs Romantic Love
The neurochemicals are the cause, not the effect.

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#16
RE: Platonic Love Vs Romantic Love
(September 3, 2016 at 10:06 pm)Thumpalumpacus Wrote: The neurochemicals are the cause, not the effect.

Ah so right after the desision to jump in front of a speeding car to shove my child out of the way, I feel euphoria?
"Leave it to me to find a way to be,
Consider me a satellite forever orbiting,
I knew the rules but the rules did not know me, guaranteed." - Eddie Vedder
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#17
RE: Platonic Love Vs Romantic Love
(September 3, 2016 at 10:08 pm)Arkilogue Wrote:
(September 3, 2016 at 10:06 pm)Thumpalumpacus Wrote: The neurochemicals are the cause, not the effect.

Ah so right after the desision to jump in front of a speeding car to shove my child out of the way, I feel euphoria?

I'd be willing to bet that adrenaline would be the dominant neurochemical, and that doesn't always have a euphoric effect. Any post-stress euphoria would probably be rendered nugatory by death.

The euphoria would be the effect, not the cause.

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#18
RE: Platonic Love Vs Romantic Love
(September 4, 2016 at 12:12 am)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:
(September 3, 2016 at 10:08 pm)Arkilogue Wrote: Ah so right after the desision to jump in front of a speeding car to shove my child out of the way, I feel euphoria?

I'd be willing to bet that adrenaline would be the dominant neurochemical, and that doesn't always have a euphoric effect. Any post-stress euphoria would probably be rendered nugatory by death.

The euphoria would be the effect, not the cause.

So the love that I feel for my child can produce oxytocin or adrenaline depending on the situation?

Love is pretty amazing.
"Leave it to me to find a way to be,
Consider me a satellite forever orbiting,
I knew the rules but the rules did not know me, guaranteed." - Eddie Vedder
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#19
RE: Platonic Love Vs Romantic Love
I'm unsure you're reading what I'm writing, and lack the inclination to waste any further time here.

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#20
RE: Platonic Love Vs Romantic Love
(September 4, 2016 at 12:48 am)Thumpalumpacus Wrote: I'm unsure you're reading what I'm writing, and lack the inclination to waste any further time here.

I'm unsure you understand what love can do far beyond nuerochemisty. C'est la vie.
"Leave it to me to find a way to be,
Consider me a satellite forever orbiting,
I knew the rules but the rules did not know me, guaranteed." - Eddie Vedder
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