Passionate love is defined as intense feelings and sexual attraction (Myers). The arousal involves mind and body and the way we interpret or label that feeling. Passionate love is the psychological experience when we find someone attractive. Passionate love is lust and attachment together (Myers). Cultures who practiced arranged marriages love tends to follow rather then go ahead of marriage. Men tend to fall in love faster than women do and state “I love you” first (Myers). Women follow emotionally once in love but men are just as women think about the different aspects of the relationship. Passionate love may be connected to collectivism cultures due to becoming one and focusing on marriage. Passionate love focus on the couple and not what each other want, making the relationship mutual and making it last for life. Companionate love involves feelings of mutual respect, trust, and affection which happens when you become close to someone (Myers). Comparing North Americans with Asians focus less on personal feelings and more on social attachments. Asians are less vulnerable to self- focused individualism that may lead to divorce. The intense feelings start to fade away but trust and attachment come into play when companionate love occurs. This may be connected individualistic because it focuses on one's personal beliefs and attitudes. Trust and attachment is based off of the person and not as a couple meaning one may show trust but the other person may
not. The concept is love until both of them love, companionate love leads to divorce due to the feelings fading away or a disillusion.
- Spring '16
- Wendy Smith