Researchers claim to have identified nine different types of love. In reality, it is more likely that they have simply classified love in nine different ways.
For the curious however, the types include:
The “Cupid’s dart” variety, in which couples – think Antony and Cleopatra or even Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr in From Here to Eternity – are swept away by blind passion.
Hedonistic love, concerned with personal and perhaps fleeting pleasure, the theme of much Hollywood film noir.
Love as the ultimate connection: an essentially romantic view.
I’m not sure whether it is the reporter or the researchers who are getting carried away there.
Call me a cynic, but I think that maybe they’ve just watched too many movies. Be thankful it wasn’t Dawson’s Creek.
Link to article ‘How do I love thee? Which of the nine ways?’