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How would you distinguish affection and attraction from love?

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australis

They are both intense feelings you have towards someone..Affection I believe is the first step towards love,it's when you start to have feelings for someone such as feelings of admiration,concern,and respect.This I believe can lead to love which is a deeper more intense feeling.An overwhelming feeling,something you can't describe really because everyone's perception on what love is-is different.

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Hi Sandra! Hey have you talked to Gail today? Just wondering. I'm at work. Hopefully we can talk when I get home. Bye!
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No Hondo!Haven't talked to her since yesterday.
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She got on last night after I went to bed. She left me a couple comments and then one saying "I have to go,sorry". No big deal I guess. It just seemed kind of abrupt. I've got a friend stopping over. I'll be back on shortly.
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Ok..I just got on as well.
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So, how was your day? I see you talked to Robert. I said hi to him earlier. He had me a bit worried when he said he couldn't hold his head up. But he's back! Yea!
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I talked to him a bit but I left after and got on when you did.My day was absolute c#@$.Yours?
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Sorry you had a bad day Sandra! I'd ask why but you may not want to relive it. I wouldn't blame you a bit. My day was like any other. Long hours, hard work, and the shop was really hot today. But I'm leaving it all behind. That's why I don't much hang-out with my co-workers. It seems our conversations always lead back to that place. I don't really get involved,or care, about the shop drama, either ( who's sleeping with who, etc. ). Some of my poker buddies are from there. 1 more day and 9 days off!
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australis
My holidays start on Saturday as well.Can't wait.
It's always best to stay out of work gossip because no matter what you always end up getting the blame for something right?
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Your holidays? Is it an Aussie thing or a Greek thing? Or is it a Sandra thing?!
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australis
It's a Sandra thing.I'm going away for a few days with a friend.She has a beach house on an island..so we are heading there on Saturday.I need this break.
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Wow! Sounds pretty exotic! Hope you have a great time. Do you get there by boat or fly? My vacation will be a working one, but I plan on having some fun too.
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australis
By ferry..it's about 3 hours from where I am.It should be fun and I will take a lap top...so we can all still stalk each other.
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How cool. Have fun and don't worry about 'us'. We'll be here when you get back! I'm going to browse here for a few and then I must write out some bills. I'll check back occasionally.
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australis
Ok..I'll check your answers later.
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I thank you two for your concern. I shall not forget. Sorry you had a bad day australis ! Hondo , you and I need to talk when you can about the person you blocked yesterday.
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Duke, I'll go to one of your answers and post.
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Hey Sandra, I just answered a couple gun questions and left Josh a comment. My one answer got removed ( a gun answer removed? ) and I questioned why. 2sweet couldn't find it and let me answer again. 20 minutes for a 10 word answer!
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Are you surprised ?
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When in love,the happiness and safety of the one you love is the most important thing in your life.Whereas with attraction and affection there is simply a desire and interest for another that may come or go as situations arise.

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Thank you <3
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Your welcome.
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kazarina

Lust is good & healthy in context. Love is stronger & helps people stick trough the tough times.

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I forgot to tell you Kaz..that it might take a while because they are always going on strike here.Hope it doesn't melt Lol.Talk later.
Like you answer.
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kazarina
Oh the chocolate. Well the poems are laminated & your jewelry is bubble wrapped it won't be contaminated by anything.
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I forgot to tell you, you are now officially 'stalked by association'. With Sandra. Sorry. I don't make the rules.
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kazarina
It's a dirty job but someone's got to do it . Lol
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australis
You poor,poor thing Kaz..You don't know what you got yourself into Lol. Trust me I know.
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kazarina
Well I will give him a molding like he's never seen. Lol. I also saw he took claim to a slapping that he never got. Lol.
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australis
I know!!! I mentioned that he was not the priviledged one but I guess they didn't get it.Only one person person deserves our slaps right Lol.Can't just go giving them to everyone.What do they think this is?
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kazarina
A free slapper site. Lol
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australis
Stop it..I can't take it any more Lol?I keep threatening V with slaps and he just cracks up.
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kazarina
Well he's been answering with very good advice so Iv'e been acknowledging it & letting him off slaps. He commented that I had hard hands. Told him one of my calluses must have got him. I think he's learnt his lesson. His cheeks were smarting after the party. Luckily as I was considering getting my cat of six tales out. That usually takes the smirk off their faces. Lol
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love is a feeling which stays longer. you care for that person. you even feel jealous when someone approaches him or her. it's something pure and holy. some call it a form of sacrifice. But attraction is short-lived. you just go after anyone and everyone.it is when only the outer beauty attracts you. But in case of love, you are attracted by the inner beauty of the person. you love that person and pour affection on him or her. still then, in the end you can say that both affection and attraction are the forms of love.

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vrock

Love persists, affection and attraction vanish with time.

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kazarina
That doesn't deserve a slap. Lol
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But you can still slap. I will take it as your love. :)
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australis
Well..are you sure V..because you will end up looking like a tomatoe as you said.
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vrock
Don't mind looking like a tomato, when it comes from lovely ladies like you!
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kazarina
"Stop it I like it " wasn't really the lesson we were trying to teach you Vrock.
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Affection, love and attraction are different things. Attraction is temporary where as love lasts. Affection can exist without existence of love or attraction. We can be affectionate to anyone but in 'love' with anyone... I hope you get it.. :)

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This where I exit my friend.I've seen them all and might catch you later.See you for now :)
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:) hey..
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Hi mad.
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hey.. :) Why Prime Ministers change so much there in Australia..? I just read that Julia stepped down..?
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Did you mind it ..? sorry for that..
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Did she?Stupid tv is on strike here again in Greece and I haven't see the news yet.I know we were suppossed to have early elections but I didn't think she would step down.
Are you on summer holidays now madhur?How long are your holidays?
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I thought you live in Australia.. My holidays are till 8 July.... ( yes, i am having summer holidays ) :)
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Remember I told you I am in Greece for a while because I was teaching ESL but I am from Australia.My year finished for now but they have asked me to stay on but I'm not sure what to do.
I don't really know if it bothers me that she stepped down to be honest because most of the time she was in government I was in and out of the country.So I really didn't get to see what she has done for Australia.I do know though..that prices were sky high in September when I was there last time.I totally freaked.I'm from Melbourne.How many days do you get for summer mad?Here in Greece they have 3 full months.
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We have around 40-50 days in all classes... However from 10th to 12th grade, they remain only about 30-45 days... ( extra classes and all ) I am in 10th.. And now i am going off, for my maths classes.. see you tomorrow.. :)
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ok tomorrow.
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easy you just know....

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kazarina
Some don't have the moral fibre to make you commit long term. It doesn't take long to work out who plays the same rules as you.
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thats true
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kazarina
Or in your case hawk sings the same tune as you.
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