What Does Love Feel Like?
May 23 2012
When you eat an ice cream cone and it's terrific, is that what love feels like? When you let your convertible float down the highway and your hair gets tossed back in the summer breeze, is that what love feels like? When you see a pretty girl smile on the street, is that what love feels like? When you send a dude you just met on Grindr a picture of your dick because he said he has drugs, is that what love feels like? No dummy, that's just stuff that happens. Love feels like… Well, we're not sure. Why don't we ask some people?
Cassie: I always think, like, I get a lot of headaches, but I don't get migraine headaches? If I've never had one, I can't explain it. But if I get one, I'm sure I would know. That's how I think love feels. I've never felt it, but when I do, I think I'll know it.
Christina: Oh god. How do I know if I'm in love? I don't know, I don't think I've ever been in love.
What do you think it would feel like?
I think that my association love is crazy, like with jealousy. But maybe my boyfriend now is love because I feel so comfortable with him.
So maybe it's not crazy jealousy, it's just feeling at ease with someone.
Maybe. I don't know.
Ben: It hurts.
What do you mean it hurts?
Gosh, I'm going through so much of this right now, it's hard to figure out. I think you have to find out… I had to find out what I wanted with someone else, and how much I could expect from them. Love is about how much it is requited. You give and take equally with another person.
Russell: How do you feel when you're in love? Wonderful, I would assume. I've been in love before, and that's a fantastic feeling. You're thinking about marrying that someone, having babies with them. I haven't been in love in a long time, but it was a great feeling.
Miken: Well! Pretty good!
Like a high?
Albert: Sort of. It's a very good, natural type of high.
Are you two in love?
Albert: Of course.
Miken: Very much so.
That's why I thought you'd be good people to ask.
Albert: (Kisses Miken) I can see that.
David: Man, um. That's a very tough question. It feels like you're not inseparable from each other, but when you're around each other it just feels right. It feels like that person is your best friend, or that you're the most of yourself when you are around them. It's complete honesty and comfort.
Mark: First off, we are from Germany, so we may not...
It's OK, I'll repeat. What does it feel like to be in love?
Simone: In love, yeah?
Mark: Ah good! Pretty good!
Simone: We've been married 35 years. We have two sons!
Mark: An old couple!
And you two feel like you are still in love?
Mark: I'd say so. It's very good.
Evan: Confusing. Very confusing.
Why is it confusing?
Evan: It's a mix of feelings, sometimes it's hard to know what it is you're really feeling, or how to say it.
Carl: [Coughs] Gay.
It's gay to be in love?
Carl: Nah, nah, I mean. He's right, it's confusing. You have to learn how to control... not the other person, but what you're feeling and where you're at in general.
What does it feel like to be in love?
Brady: Fuck it, I'm never in love.
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