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posted: 05/11/08 at 9:00 PM

Lady_Tila  [more]
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Thats the same thing only "in love with you" is more intense and only shows romantic feelings." i love you" can also be in romantic way but you can also love other people just not in romantic way

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posted: 05/11/08 at 11:02 PM

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I think it depends on the context...

"I love you, but I'm not in love with you." Simply means that the person does love and care for the other, but isn't in love romantically. I think that is usually a way to soften the blow to the other person.

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posted: 05/23/08 at 10:17 AM

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If asked this years ago when we first met I'd have said In Love is stronger.
hmmm somehow I still feel this. Yet In Love is a sense of newness. It's the clashing crash feeling when your eyes lock.
Yet I can still be knocked with a dead bolt knowing as I leave work I am about to go home to my HEART and feel it beat again.

I love you, but I'm not in love with you is idiotic in itself. Uses a lie to cover the hurt of the truth.
But I can close my eyes and see his face and sigh knowing I'm really in love! It's part of the miracle of not believing this could ever happen.

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posted: 05/27/08 at 5:12 AM
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I am going thru a divorce right now, but both of us still "love" each other, but we are not "in love" with each other. In other words, we still care what happens to each other, at least I do, but the true meaning of being "in love" isn't there anymore...

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posted: 05/27/08 at 7:46 AM

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that cleared up some stuff for me too. thanks.

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Hi:) Smile posted: 06/02/08 at 6:24 AM
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In simple form when you want to make love with someone,you feel passion,madness and everything he/she can make you feel..
you say "i am in love with you".But also you want to be with him/her whatever it means.When you are in love you always going crazy about your someone..you can't stay calm.

When you love someone or something you are calm.Like friends above said you care about others but nothing more.Just the pure love,not with lust e.t.c


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posted: 06/03/08 at 5:11 AM

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To me it all means the same thing. I don't understand how they can be different, because surely if I say "I'm in love with you", it means that I love them - hence, the same thing, (IMO).



I agree with this.

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posted: 06/03/08 at 10:53 PM

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It depends on the context. When someone says they love you, but are not in love with you it means just that. It isn't the same thing in those situations. It clearly means the person loves and cares for that individual, but is not romantically in love with said person. Really cut and dry if you think about it.

I think in some situations it can mean the same thing though...depends.

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posted: 06/08/08 at 4:29 PM

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I think there are several possibilities

1) Just being in Love: Infatuation, which might become more, Which feels like it might be love but actually it's just hormones and the thrill of something new
2) Loving but not being in love: The feelings you have towards friends or family
3) Loving and being in love: What a healthy relationship should hold. Deep feelings as well on a platonic as on a romantic basis

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posted: 06/12/08 at 7:13 AM

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Being "In Love" with someone is very strong. You wake up in the morning and your SO is the first person you think about. You can't wait to see them. You love the sound of their voice.
Saying that you "Love" someone is how you would feel about family or close friends.

I am IN love with my wife. When i wake up the first thing i do is look at her face. Then i have to restart my heart when i'm done looking at her. I know deep down in my heart that that love is not going to change.

It's easy for people now to say they love someone or something. So to say that your "IN Love with someone" means that they are important to you. Not to say that a family member or close friend is not important. But the love is of a slightly different kind.

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