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I Asked 10 Millennial Men To Define The Word 'Love' And, Oh Boy, Here We Go

"Is it too cheesy to say it's when you find your soulmate?"


There seems to be an unspoken rule among men that it's not OK to talk about love.

In fact, trying to even have a conversation with them about emotions is somewhat like pulling teeth. Despite it being considered taboo, I asked 10 college-aged men, who are all in their twenties, what love means to them.

While some answers were somewhat sarcastic, others were heartfelt and meaningful.

Here's what they said:

1. "Love means commitment, compromise and communication."

Tom, 21

2. "Is it too cheesy to say it's when you find your soulmate?"

Nick, 18

3. "True love is when she laughs at all your jokes, even when no one else finds them funny."

Henry, 20

4. "Love means endless back scratches before bed. And if she doesn't do that for you, she probably doesn't love you."

Myles, 21

5. "It's when you know you want to spend the rest of your life with that person. Not because you feel like you have to, but because you genuinely want to."

Sam, 20

6. "I don't think I've ever experienced love, but I'm guessing it's like having a pet? You have to take care of it, but it'll also spend all day with you."

Brad, 22

7. "Love is like being in the 'Sunken Place,' but kind of in a good way."

Alejandro, 18

8. "It's when you make fun of her all the time and she still likes you at the end of the day."

Trey, 22

9. "If I'm being completely honest, that shit is definitely not real."

Riley, 20

10. "Love is a million things all at once. And it's really, really nice and great."

Devin, 21

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