The Components of Romantic Love

Love is said to exist in 3 stages, lust, attraction, and attachment. And for most of us, this is a well known fact. However, what many of us may not realize is, recent studies have shown that the brain, releases a certain set of chemicals, when people are in love.

These chemicals include Pheromones, Dopamine, Norepinephrine and Serotonin. Without getting technical, the outcome is a feeling of euphoria or excitement.

This chemical effect and lust, is said not to last more than a couple of months, and is the initial emotion which is experienced in romantic love.

The second stage of Love is, attraction, and is usually based on physical attraction, common interest, and attributes, such as money, status, job title, standing in the community, popularity, etc.

The first two stages of love, lust and attraction, are NOT enough to create a long term relationship. The third stage of love, "attachment" is needed to sustain a long term relationship.

The 10 Most Romantic Couples in History

Reams have been written about it; it has forged the most unusual alliances and triumphed over all odds. Like an elephant on rampage (not a very romantic simile but you get the picture), it has not bothered to see who lies in its path, and just completely consumes the persons involved. Yes, we are talking about this thing called Love. Down the decades, Cupid's arrows have sometimes caused two human beings to be so deeply, passionately and hopelessly in love that society and its dictates have simply fallen by the wayside. And we have devoured their immortal love stories, secretly envying these couples who found their matching halves or soul mates. And feeling encouraged to find our own prince or princess.

Here are 10 of the all time most romantic couples in mankind's history.

1. Romeo and Juliet. Arguably, the most famous pair of lovers of all time, this is one love story by William Shakespeare that has inspired generation of lovers, and continues to do so till today. Rome and Juliet are the ultimate synonyms for true, eternal love, and also of love's greatest sacrifice - one's own life.

2. Pyramus and Thisbe. Penned by the Roman poet Ovid in his work 'Metamorphoses', this is a tragic love story that probably set the tone for William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' several centuries later. In this story, two young lovers are next door neighbours but cannot meet openly because of their respective warring families. They used to meet secretly and one day agreed to have a rendezvous under the mulberry tree. Through a series of unfortunate incidents and colossal misunderstandings, both Pryramus and Thisbe die within minutes of each other, each killing oneself believing the other to be dead.

Romance Maker: Create Your Own Love Story

Throughout many centuries, people have been creating love stories for getting into romantic mood. Whether you are planning a date, a cozy evening with your lover, or there is the Valentine's Day occasion, you might want to get more prepared spiritually for sharing your love with your sweetheart. Whereas the boxes of chocolate hearts, fluffy teddy-bears, fresh flowers and cute colourful 'valentines' have always been, and will always remain a good option for boosting the romantic mood, why not treat yourself -- and perhaps your loved one -- with something different for a change?

Play this nice charming game, and perhaps you will discover in yourself a whole range of new talents: that of a match-maker (setting the two hearts together), of an experienced wooer (teaching a boy how to get his dream-girl pleased), of a romanticist (creating and re-creating your own love story), a voodoo adherent... Oh, perhaps we should not spill the beans as for the latter one, as more than a half of this game's charm lays in the unexpected turns of events. Depending on what sequence of components you choose for your love mixture!

Now, think well and try to answer the question -- what are the components of a good love story? Some would say, two lovers are all that is really takes. For others, material things would matter -- such as cars, expensive outings, diamond rings... Romantic natures would most probably mention love poems, white doves, picnics, songs 'just for two', the first kiss, the first night together, etc....

A Common Love Story

The story which I am going to tell here is a very common love story. It may not appear to be a love story at all. You might as well say that it is absurd. This is the problem in life. When we talk about life, they say it seems to be a story, and when we tell them a story, they say there is nothing like a story in it. We see and do all these things in our daily life. Even then a story is a story. It is your verdict now whether it is a story, or everyday incident of life.

Like many other evenings of the past years, the hero of our story, sitting on the raised wall along the Marine drive in Bombay, waiting for his heroine, is watching the play of the waves in the Arabian Sea. The sun has just disappeared behind the horizon, and it appears that before going it has spilled many buckets full of crimson colors. The colors have scattered over the horizon.

The hero may be called by any name. He may be between 22 and 28 years of age. He might be graduate, or post graduate. He could be a clerk in a bank or a private firm, or simply a store keeper in a factory. There are hundreds of such openings in this metropolitan city for the hero or the men like our hero. It hardly makes any difference whether he does this or that. He might be living in a slum, or sharing a room with four other roommates, or he could be a paying guest. It is also possible that our hero lives in a lodge and gets a bed in a room where twelve other persons sleep. One thing is for sure that he can not afford to pay even for a single room apartment.

A Classic Love Story

This is the story about how I met my nearest and dearest, it truly is a classic love story. You really can meet people in the most strangest of circumstances, not everyone meets via facebook or some dating website. In hindsight I actually think that I was very lucky or perhaps it was just fate that bought me and my wife together. I hope you enjoy the read.

I have always had a soft spot for dogs, mainly because my parents always seemed to have one as I was growing up. At the age of twenty-five, I decided to own my own dog and went to visit my local animal sanctuary. I soon spotted this very cute canine and immediately knew that this was the dog for me.

Her name was Cassie, she was a very excitable dog and could not stop jumping up and down, it seemed that she was extremely happy to meet me. Cassie took a while to settle in to her new home and was a little bit naughty at times. I realised that what she required was a lot of attention and a lot of walks.

The Twilight Book Set - A Vampire Love Story

If you're an enormous lover of enchanting fantasy books, you should certainly obtain the Twilight book collection. This selection encompasses four books authored by Stephenie Meyer, of which three of them have been turned into films.

The four books that make up the Twilight Saga are called Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn.

These 4 different books portray the world of a young girl called Isabella Swan and a young man called Edward Cullen. They are the two principal figures in the novels and we discover how they first met, the way they're drawn to each other as well as precisely what makes their connection intrinsically different compared to most couples who have just entered into a relationship.

Another Kind Of A Fairy Tale Love Story

The Adventures Of An Astronaut Monkey

"The sweetness of doing nothing & cuddling only the one you fancy all your life! Oh, wouldn't that be so great and fun?" a strange talking monkey ask to a Princess of the land. "Of course it sure would and not only that, it would really make you feel so good and comfy as well, hmmmm", with a sweet smile of reply and with her very delicate graceful glance, she stretches out her right arm and tenderly caresses the monkey's right ear with her soft fingers, which gives tingling sensation to his senses. "Mmmm", a low weak sigh of relief and comfortable sound given back to her. A peaceful smile written all over his face while eyes are mischievously watching her every moves. An animal instinct from craving of the food he fancy but had left himself starving and thirsty in this Lost Island of Nowhere. He woke up one day in a dessert and as he walks to find his way, he ran vigorously when he thought he heard a sea wave from the south. He headed straight to it, with his left eye now so blurry and could not see clearly the beauty of this blue ocean. Though his right eye was shooting with pain caused by his sudden fall from the sky, as he remembered, he took off from the jet as instructed, but now his right eye was totally blind, yet he still managed to run fast to reach the ocean. But as he approached the open sea, the water was so clear that he began to dip his barefoot on it but was surprised of what he saw. He saw his reflection. He is a monkey.

Jaci Rae-My True Love Story

My name is Jaci Rae and this is my true love story. When I first began "serious" dating, everyone was supposed to be "the one." At least that's what everyone told me. 'He's the one for you.' 'When are you two going to get married?' 'Has he popped the question yet?' What many people never saw was the inner turmoil of the relationship and the way the man treated me behind the scenes.

Society sees single people as sad and alone, yet whenever I was in a relationship, I was deeply lonely. However, the underlying current of feeling lonely when I was in a relationship was much less when I was single, only now I had the added value of feeling rejected, too. Why? How could I be lonely when I had "the one" sitting next to me and how, when I was single and alone, could I feel less lonely than when I was with "the one?"

Other questions constantly raced through my mind such as: Was I always the wrong person? Why wasn't I ever Mrs. Right?

To give you more insight into me and how I ended up in a string of wash out relationships with men who broke my heart and my bank account many times you need a little understanding about my background.

A Great American Love Story

A Great American Love Story

The year was 1932, the year air conditioning was invented and the Zippo lighter. Americans were in the throes of the Great Depression and many were out of work and standing in long bread lines. Times were tough.

The year 1932 would also mark the beginning of a great American love story that would last for 75 years and still be going strong as of this writing! This is not your typical love story, not by a long shot. But it is indeed a story filled with love, and comradeship, heartbreak, sacrifice, and sheer joy.

It is the story of three American men who have been best buddies since the ages of 12, and 13, when first they met and started playing sandlot baseball together. Little did they know at the time, that their new friendship would last throughout all their high school days, World War II, and continue to flourish throughout their lives, even though geographical locations would eventually separate them physically.

But true friendship survives distance and circumstances. These three men are living proof of that. They share a unique bond that most of us would envy. They are emotional doppelgangers of each other.

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Iconic Love Story

The tale is legendary, heart warming and set in a stunning location. Based on true events, the story of Captain Corelli has captures the hearts of millions everywhere. Like every iconic love story ever made, the setting is simple yet dramatic. During World War 2, the local Doctors daughter of the small Greek Island of Kefalonia, waves goodbye to her fisherman fiance as he heads out to join the war effort.

Meanwhile Captain Corelli and his troops from Italy settle into the island with tragic consequences. When their paths cross, the tale unfolds as they fall passionately in love despite the circumstances and overcome the huge obstacles they meet.

At least they do in the film. The book however takes a slightly different approach and is less "chicken soup for the soul" and more of a hard hitting war story.

Despite this there is no denying that the location for this truly memorable story could not have been better. Kefalonia looks every inch the dramatic location needed for such a turbulent story. Ragged cliffs guard the white sands and the pearly blue sea. The island has become synonymous romance and love and since the Hollywood film hit the screens, tourism here has boomed.

Short Love Story

Le voyage - A short love story

The seas have calmed down after a stormy night. The waves have bid the sand back ashore. The sun has risen without any struggle; the fear of the unknown has walked past the dawn.

She walks slowly with her hair swiftly swaying with the cool cherry filled scent breeze marking the start of summer. She feels as light as a ball of cotton dancing into the midst of wilderness. A voice inside her heart is leading her to the same spot by the beach where she thought she would never set her feet again; but today is the day, she knows it. She believes she's ready, ready to face the past that slammed the door of a starry future, a future she thought was the realization of her dream from a not so distant present.

She stops where two gigantic beach stones are firmly set. She closes her eyes just as when the sun starts to rush below a layer of clouds signaling the nearing twilight.

Making Money From Your Sad Love Story

When your heart gets broken it feels as though there could not possibly be any advantages for you in the deal. Whether snubbed, lied to or simply left alone, there is a bright light at the end of the tunnel. Writing down your sad love story not only has a cathartic effect, there might also be some profits in the healing process as well.

When you write what you feel it is often almost as if you were playing therapist to yourself. Many people find that as the read and re-read what they have written there is a valuable host of information about themselves that they would never have come in contact with had it not been for their pens. Keeping a journal or diary has long been known to be a very healing and soul soothing form of self-searching, but recording the events that lead to a break-up or other form of loss has is often overlooked in the throes of heartbreak.

Jilted lovers can look at the relationship from a third party perspective and get insight into the real problems within the union. They also learn invaluable things about themselves, such as whether or not they entered the relationship with self-esteem that was lower than the ideal, or if they were too needy within the union. Those that have lost a loved one to death find that paper supplies an adequate sounding board for all of the forgotten sentiments that they never took the time to express in life.

Money and Love - A Sad Love Story

Are you living in a sad love story, because you just broke up with the love of your life? You were madly in love with the person and then all of the sudden you two broke up. How did it happen? There are two main reasons why people breakup so much, which this article will try to answer. So figure out why you broke up. Learn from the past and then forget about it so you can move on to bright happy future, where no sad love stories are allowed anymore.

Why do so many people breakup? Sad love stories are plentiful in this world. Relationships are very hard. You have to work at them, just like a job sometimes. You can't let them die, but if you are truly meant to be with someone, it shouldn't be that hard right? First of all, do you believe that true love is real? You better believe, because if you don't then you are pretty much guarantying yourself a life without it. True love exists and there is more than one person out there for everybody. You just have to find someone that is perfect for you, not perfect, but perfect for you.

And then once you find someone again that you know you really truly love, how do you make the love last? Well, money is one of the reasons that many people separate. Talk about money and how you handle finances. Learn to make better financial choices together. Ask each other how you view the future. Communicate with each other. Learn how to control your spending habits. Money is not evil, but loving money is evil. Be careful how you view money. Don't love money so much that you sacrifice your love for it. Don't let your love life, become a sad love story.

Create Your Own Love Story

If you want your relationship to soar and sing then you need to begin by accepting responsibility for where you are right now. You need to become the creator and author of your destiny. Just image what it would be like to have your own happily-ever-after love story. Hush for a moment the little critic inside of you that says, "It's not possible, or it's not for you."

Just take a few moments to imagine, in as much detail as you can, what that relationship would feel like, what it would look like, what you would do and say, what your partner would do and say.

Know that it is possible to have the "dream" come true. Not that we are going off to live in fantasy land, but here in reality we can have the relationship that we want and are willing to cultivate.

We begin by taking complete responsibility for our relationship at this moment. We completely give up blaming our partner or circumstances for anything. Blaming keeps us stuck and makes us powerless to improve things, since we must sit around waiting for our partner or our circumstances to change.

What Is Your Love Story?

Everyone has a 'story', right?

What I mean by that is that everyone has a set of beliefs about themselves and their relationship to everything else (love, money, luck, life, etc). Some stories look like this:

I cannot earn a lot of money right now because the economy is bad and because my former manager embezzled money from me so I can't trust anyone to work for me and......

But the real story that this person has deep within is:

I am not successful; I will never have what others have; I cannot count on anyone to be loyal to me....

These are her (or his) deeply held and sometimes even unconscious beliefs about her/himself. These beliefs, or this STORY will define how you show up in life! That's why it is so important to know your Love Story.

A Love Story in Essence

A movie can be good. However, seldom can a movie that is adapted from a novel gain acclaim. This does not mean that the movie is of low quality, but audiences expect more from movie adaptations.

In the year of 1999, German writer Gunter Grass won the Nobel Prize for his virgin novel The Tin Drum. For years, I had not finished it because it is indeed a river novel. However, I made up my mind to finish reading after I saw the movie The Tin Drum that directed by Volker Shlondorff.

After I saw the movie, I read the whole book and I find that both the movie and the book are quite good and the movie is even better. I believe that the success of this movie is mainly because that the director bravely trim some plots and details of the novel.

Truth About A Sad Love Story

Falling in love is easy but leaving the one you love is hard. We never like a sad love story because we always want to picture out our love life as something that gives us purely happy thoughts. But this is never true and it will never be true if we talk about reality. In every love life and relationships, we always learn the hard way. It's always part of a person's experience to fall in love and get hurt. It's cool to know when even despite all the joy and pain you still get to be with the one you love but this does not always happen; some stories about love are just not meant to be that way.

When you think about love, you always get that sort of happy feeling. When you are in love, you get the butterflies. It's always a great emotion that sprouts out of a lonely and incomplete heart when love begins to bloom. But when things get tougher and harder, a different reaction is always expected. Some people think that things are always going to be smooth when it comes to their love story most especially if both persons love each other.

Japanese Lacquerware Tells An Ancient Love Story

There is a fascinating story to be discovered through a piece in Jacqueline Avant's fine art works collection. This has involved a vintage collection of mostly pre-modern Japanese lacquer wares on display in southern California not very long ago. The images which have been engraved on several beautiful pieces in the Avant Collection include references to the literature of the courts. Interpretations of poems appear on lacquer regularly from the 13th century to the present time. The Six Immortals (872-945 AD) in the preface to the "Kokinshu" anthology form the basis for early literary quotes in lacquer. By the 18th century, images from poetry about the seasons of romance, themes from court fiction, or images from noh drama held an important presence among lacquer designs. When the Avant Ono no Komachi "suzuribako" was produced, layers of reference had accumulated around a theme like Komachi's. Therefore, the sad story of Ono no Komachi is indeed an interesting one to reflect upon.

Komachi lived a life that became a legend in her own time and has grown since in popular fascination. She was a stunning beauty of a young woman. A number of interested young men attempted to gain her favor. However, Komachi was not interested in any of the men who tried to pursue her. According to the mythology which surrounded her, she informed one suitor that if he came to visit her one hundred times only then would she allow him his earnest wish. This man was madly in love with Komachi, so he agreed to the arrangement. After many visits, he began to feel confident about his chance of success in the end. Then there came a night when one of his parents died. He was summoned away for a time of mourning, so he could not visit Komachi on that occasion. When he returned to her, she promptly rejected him. Later, this man also died in a great soul-wrenching depression which was caused by the cruel way his lover had treated him. Consequently, Komachi spent the rest of her life alone. She lived beyond the age of one hundred as a destitute, old hag. Despite the enormous legend, there is very little in Ono no Komachi's original poetry to give details about her biography. There are poetic subjects of the spurning of a lover and the lifelong regrets about her fading beauty. In the end, her beauty was lost forever.

Love Story Theme

The love story theme happened accidentally. Or so it seemed - but ultimately I came to believe my grandmother was prompting my writing from beyond the grave!

Why my belief? Because I had no sooner created the characters than they became independent of me - doing their own thing, ignoring the plans I had for them! It was my heroine especially who behaved so willfully - a heroine fashioned to a degree on my grandmother's character.

I'd best explain that grandma had been an actress who gave up the West End stage to marry a foreigner and live with him and his outlandish family in a castle in Czechoslovakia.

I had never understood why she did this, since she had lived for the theater, or why she often expressed her wish for me to write her life-story. It was long after she died that I realized hers had been a most unusual life. But I was no biographer.

A Teenage Love Story

"Julliette! Get up school starts in twenty minutes!" "Mom, for the last time-I 'm taking my time!" "Boys! You get up too!" "Whatever" Yea. That's our regular day at the Paulson resident. Actually, there's two! Mom & Dad got a divorce two years ago. Lovely. West Haven, Connecticut was my hometown. Now I live in small town, West Bend, Iowa. Ahh the memories!


Lori: hey! you're the new kid, right?
Me: Yea, why?
Kellie: We've heard SOOO much about you!
Lori: where are you from?
Me: Hartford.
Kellie: OMG! Isn't that like, all the way in Connecticut?

The Love Story of Barbie and Ken

When Barbie strolled onto the world of dolls in 1959, everybody knew it will change the doll scene forever. Since Mattel introduced her, more and more girls all over the world fell in love with the most popular and lovable creation. Aside from the dolls itself, Barbie and everything about her became quite a hit to so many endeared markets--especially her long-standing relationship with Ken Carson.


After the introduction of Barbie in 1959, the creators of the world's most-loved doll decided to give her a companion in the form of Ken in 1961. Barbie and Ken, who was created by Ruth Handler, co-founder of Mattel, Inc. were named after the creator's daughter and son. Since their introduction as a couple, Barbie and Ken have been known to have on-and-off relationship.

Titanic - A Love Story Movie Review

'Titanic' is a love story that captures the romance of two young lovers as the tragedy of the doomed vessel, RMS Titanic, unfolds around them. It was released in 1997 and was a great commercial and critical success, winning 11 Academy Awards (the first to do so since 'Ben Hur') and 3 Grammys.

It was was written, directed, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron, who also won the Academy Award for best director. 'Titanic' became the highest grossest movie of all time, earning $1.8 billion at the box office, until it was surpassed in 2010 by 'Avatar', another movie by James Cameron.

The story concerns two young people from different social classes - Leonardo DiCaprio appears as Jack Dawson and Kate Winslet has the role of Rose DeWitt Bukater - who fall in love while aboard the doomed maiden voyage of the Titanic in 1912. Although the love story is fictitious, many of the characters - crew and passengers - were based on those who were actually aboard the real vessel.