According to the dictionary love is defined 'a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person. People use the word 'love' a lot of different ways. I just thought of sharing different types of love on Valentine day. It’s a warm feeling based upon knowing and accepting someone. This relationship often involves mutual learning, caring and growth. Also, when you love someone you generally want them to be happy. Romantic Love- An abiding love for a partner with whom you feel passion, attraction, caring and respect. Infatuation-consists of people thinking they are in love, but indeed it is just a deep lust or like for another person. Companionate Love- feelings of Infatuation consists of people thinking they are in love but when indeed it is just a deep lust or like for another person.warmth towards a friend with whom you love to spend time Unconditional Love- A type of affection and caring that is so strong that you feel it consistently, regardless of what that other person does Conditional Love- A love that requires specific action or conditions in order to be maintained. For example, at its extreme, a parent who gives very conditional love would only love his child when he gets straight A’s, and study a couse which the parents propose and marries according to parents wishes.. The love is based on outside conditions and when they do not occur, the love is withdrawn. Puppy Love- A childish, innocent temporary crush on someone that you don’t know well. Maternal Love- This term usually connotes love that is nurturing, accepting and protective. Paternal Love- This term connotes love that involves guidance and some authority. Paternal love usually prepares a child to be ready for the outside world. Spiritual/Divine Love- This type of love recognizes the Divine light in everyone and everything. Love is given to everyone as an act of loving God. Love of your country or patriotism- This is love for the place you live or the place that were born. It is a type of loyalty and a special feeling of belonging that you attribute to that specific geographic location. Self-Love- This is a positive feeling that you have about who you are and what you deserve. It often is expressed by treating yourself well, respecting yourself, wanting yourself to be happy and expecting others to respect you too. This love is based on ego. Brotherly Love- This term connotes having a feeling of love for your neighbor, because all humanity is considered to be part of a larger family of human beings. Tough Love- This term is used to describe a love that is expressed by setting boundaries for the good of the other person. So for example, a parent may send their teenager to rehab if he is drug addicted, even if he does not want to go. They feel that this is an act of love because it stems from a desire for their son’s ultimate good and happiness. In our Tamil language love has separate words for each type of love. But generally in English when people utter the word love, people only think of romance. In Tamil we have the specific word for this as kathal. Mother's love is known as Thaay paasam, sibling's love also as sagothara paasam. Love for pet's and neighbours as anbu and love for friends as nesam. Love for all humans is known as manitha neyam Last but not the least, love for God and guru is known as bhakthi. You may like a person, but it is not necessary that you have to love the person. Of course in English also we have words like affection, fondness, friendliness etc depicting different kinds of love. Love all and be happy and make others also happy!