Kinds of love
Puppy love : Puppy Love, is also known as a crush or calf love even “kitten love” this is an informal term for feelings of love or infatuation felt by young people during childhood and adolescence, so-called for its resemblance to the adoring, worshipful affection that may be felt by a puppy. ‘Simple infatuation is often called a “crush” or “puppy love”. It commonly strikes those in the early teens or younger
Agape love: Agape means love in modern-day Greek. The word agapo is the verb I love. It generally refers to a “pure,” ideal type of love, rather than the physical attraction. It has also been translated as “love of the soul.”
Eros Love: The Word Eros comes from the Greek deity. Eros is passionate love, with sensual desire and longing. The Greek word erota means in love. Although eros is initially felt for a person, with contemplation it becomes an appreciation of the beauty within that person, or even becomes appreciation of beauty itself. Eros helps the soul recall knowledge of beauty and contributes to an understanding of spiritual truth. Lovers and philosophers are all inspired to seek truth by eros. Some translations list it as “love of the body.”
Philia Love: Philia is a dispassionate virtuous love; it includes loyalty to friends, family, and community, and requires virtue, equality, and familiarity. Philia is motivated by practical reasons; one or both of the parties benefit from the relationship. It can also mean “love of the mind.”
Storge Love: Storge love is natural affection, also called familial love, is word for natural affection such as the love of a parent toward a child, “cherishing one’s kindred, especially parents or children” In social psychology, storge is the form of love between friends. Storge may be used as a general term to describe the love between exceptional friends, and the desire for them to care compassionately for one another.
Xenia Love: The kind of love that exist between a guest and the host. A sort of goodwill, care and good regards feelings; it is a kind of ritualized friendship formed between a host and his guest, who could previously have been strangers. The host feeds and provides quarters for the guest, who is expected to repay only with gratitude, and this practice continues.
Platonic love is a chaste….pious and strong type of love that is non-sexual, such as the love of a friend with genuine platonic love, the beautiful or lovely other person inspires the mind and the soul and directs one’s attention to spiritual things. One proceeds from recognition of the beauty of another to appreciation of beauty as it exists apart from any individual, to consideration of divinity, the source of beauty, to love of divinity. The spiritual ideas of platonic love have been de-emphasized over lately.
Paru Krishnakant “Piyuni”