Today's word

Today’s word is limerence:

Limerence, as posited by psychologist Dorothy Tennov, is an attempt at a scientific study into the nature of romantic love. The meaning of the word, which was coined by Tennov in 1977, is an involuntary cognitive and emotional state in which a person feels an intense romantic desire for another person, the limerent object.

(As posted in Wikipedia).


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  1. #1 by yourforte on November 25, 2008 - 01:37

    I was under the impression that ‘limerence’ meant a type of romantic love that lacked any accompanying sexual desire. Unfortunately I’m all too familiar with this feeling.

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