- Theoretical Approaches to Romantic Love 204
- Romantic Love and Sexuality 210
- The Social Context of Romantic Love 211
- Practical Applications 214
The study of romantic love has become a legitimate area of scientific inquiry only during the past generation. Just because love now is studied scientifically, it does not follow that there is agreement on either the definition of love or the relations of love to other interpersonal constructs such as intimacy, trust, and commitment. Kovecses (1991) performed a linguistic analysis of love terms used in everyday ...