Monday, September 30, 2013

The word between like and love [ L__E ]

Often, we leap from 'like' to 'love' because we're unsure of how to label our feelings.

These last three posts are drawn from my personal experiences. There have been numerous instances where I've wanted to express my feelings to a woman...

Yet, it's incredibly challenging because I know my emotions extend beyond 'like'. So, I tell her I love her. However, as soon as the words 'I love you' escape my lips, I feel as though I've committed a transgression against God. After all, they say 'God is love', and I certainly don't feel selfless affection for the woman.

So, I'm on a quest to find the elusive word that exists between 'like' and 'love'. Could it be 'loke'? Or perhaps 'liev'? For now, I'll refer to it as 'L__E'.

Simultaneously, I invite you to ponder and share your thoughts on the topic of "dating someone versus being in a relationship with someone". Are they the same or are they different?


  1. thank u for embarking on this quest! its rapidly becomin a problem amongst the youth. lol.

  2. i think when u date someone u probably like the person but u probably like other people too. u guys just hang out n chill but thats it..
    if ure in a relationship wiv someone, u guys are exclusive.there's no oneelse..its just u guys.

  3. lmao... u's a jokaH!!!... loke, liev??? hahaha...
    at least ure on track wen u say n admit that God is Love!!!
    safe journey while tryna find out ;)

  4. You are so on point... M and I were talking about this the other day- wondering whether this thing called love actually exists... Cos it seems we feel such complex emotions for our "significant others"- some weird combination of lust, respect, admiration, LUST (:D), care, compassion, romance... etc etc... It would be really hard, not to mention fucking awkward to say I admire/lust after/respect/want to tear your clothes off/miss/adore you at the end of every fone call so we just say "I love you"... It's less complicated.

    I don't think you should feel like as liar though... Words only have the meaning that is given to them. As long as the person you are telling is on the same page, it's fine. If you tell someone you loved them and they hear "I want to spend the rest of my life with you" when you actually mean "I want you so bad right now", then there is a serious problem.

    About dating and being in a relationship, Honey pretty much nailed it. Being in a relationship is more meaningful than dating. Oh and by the way, unfortunately, I am not on twitter... My eye no open reach that side. :)

  5. again. I feel ur comment should have been the post itself... if u ever join twitter my name is @konfirmed there... lol feel free to follow...

  6. F just killed it.
    There isn't much to say but yea 'Love' is used way too much. Unnecessarily

  7. Go F...couldn't have said it better if i tried

  8. s/o to F...always!

  9. Hmm, I will take the easy way out on this one... We already have the word! The word is "feeling". No? You know? When one says I am "feeling" you! "Feeling" is kind of that word after like but before love. Ok exceuse my total lack of creativity :-S (oops)