True love, ah, it is what we dream of as children, as we listen to fairy tales with happy ever after endings.
It is what we truly believe we are experiencing as we slip the note marked check YES or NO in our second grade class.
True love is what you thought you found when you were asked to dance at your first middle school dance.
You were certain it was true love during your first kiss and on your first date.
Certainly true love was that summer fling, high school sweetheart, and college romance.
True love may have become reality for you when you vowed to spend forever with your spouse or when you held your baby for the first time.
Maybe you haven’t yet experienced true love for yourself, but your understanding is derived from observing other people’s romantic relationships and watching sappy chick flicks with your friends.
It is safe to say we all have our own definition of what it means to find “true love.”
Merriam-Webster defines love as a noun: a feeling of strong or constant affection for a person. (more…)