10 things only passionate people understand about love

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Ah, passionate love. That heady, intense, intoxicating force that sweeps us off our feet and makes us do crazy things. It’s so powerful that it has inspired countless movies, songs, and works of art in the world! 

Passionate love goes beyond romantic love – it’s much more intense and all-consuming, and, sometimes, unexplainable. 

But passionate people know all about it, and we could learn a lot from them. 

Ready to figure out what love is from the perspective of passionate people? Join me as I tackle 10 things only passionate people understand about love. 

Let’s dive in, head over heels! 

1) Love is a full-time job

All right, I’ll begin with a confession – I am a passionate person. I’ve been known to plunge headlong into relationships and giving them my all. 

Because for us passionate people, there’s no middle ground. For us, love isn’t just something you dabble in. It’s a full-on, round-the-clock job. 

I couldn’t stop paying attention to my partner even if I wanted to, that’s how powerful it is! 

But you know what? 

I wouldn’t have it any other way. For us passionate lovers, the hard work and commitment are part of the magic that makes love so worthwhile.

2) Love can make you do crazy things

That’s right, when a passionate person is in love, their brain automatically shuts down. All logic goes out the window. 

The stuff you see in the movies? The mad race to the airport to make a bold declaration of love, the grand romantic gestures in front of a crowd, the defiance of social norms just to be together…all of that happens in real life!

The thing about love is that it makes you do things you never thought you would do. Some people manage to stay level-headed even when they’re in a relationship, but passionate people aren’t like that. 

They know that love can be a wild and unpredictable rollercoaster ride, and they’re just ready to buckle in for the adventure! 

That said, it’s not just about doing crazy, romantic gestures. Passionate people do know that love takes more than that…

3) Love isn’t just about romance

Yes, passionate people are certified, die-hard romantics. They won’t balk at the cheesy and gooey stuff. 

But – they also know that love goes far beyond candlelit dinners and ardent kisses. 

They understand that love is also about support, understanding, and being there for your partner in both the best and worst of times. 

When they’re in love, their whole heart is in it – they’re deeply invested emotionally. That’s why the connection is intense and profound. 

4) Non-verbal communication plays a powerful role

Speaking of connection, passionate people understand that everything plays a role in connecting with their partner. 

Eye contact, subtle touches, and that electric current passing between them…sometimes, those are the most powerful ways to communicate. No need for flowery words!

They’re masters at deciphering the hidden messages in their partner’s body language. And they’re equally good at expressing their own feelings through these wordless channels, too.

This is one of the major reasons why we often say passionate love is hard to explain. ‘Cause how can you explain something that’s wordless and nameless, right?

5) The language of love is universal

The beautiful thing about that inexplicable feeling? It’s universal. 

Those who are passionate about love understand that love knows no boundaries. It transcends language barriers, cultural differences, and even vast distances. 

Think about it – how come people who don’t even speak the same language can fall in love? How do they understand each other?

Well, that’s the language of love at work. It’s a powerful and soul-stirring force that unites people from all walks of life, bringing them together in the most extraordinary ways.

6) Self-love is important

Okay, so you might think that love is only about giving your all to the other person. And that’s true, passionate love is indeed like that. 

But if there’s one thing we can learn from passionate lovers, it’s that self-love is crucial in any relationship. 

It’s the wellspring of all love that comes from you. As Mr. Rogers said, “You can’t really love someone else unless you really love yourself first.”

That’s why passionate lovers aren’t afraid to look inward, embrace their flaws, and love themselves. It gives them even more energy to love other people!

What’s more, it allows them to be vulnerable. 

7) Vulnerability is a strength

In a world where vulnerability is usually seen as a weakness, passionate people know that baring your soul to someone you love is a sign of true strength

Many people go through life putting up walls that stop them from having deep connections. That’s understandable; no one wants to be judged for their flaws. Fear of rejection is a real thing. 

But passionate people take that risk because they’re all in. 

They understand that opening up and sharing their deepest thoughts, fears, and dreams with their partner is necessary for building that soul-to-soul connection. 

8) It’s all about the moment

I once had a boyfriend who was even more passionate than I am. But the problem was, we were on borrowed time – when I met him, he was about to move a continent away from me. 

So, as much as I felt in love, I was hesitant to start up something. But for him, the future wasn’t as important as the present. He said one thing that really stayed with me – “So why can’t we enjoy it while it lasts?” 

Why not, indeed?

That’s when I learned that passionate people have this unique ability to fully immerse themselves in the present moment. They aren’t plagued by thoughts like, “Where is this going, what’s going to happen, how will this work, etc.”

No, for them, life is fleeting, and the beauty of love lies in the here and now. That thought lets them be free of worries and plunge into the intensity and magic of love. 

9) Love can be a great teacher

See, when it’s all about the moment, love can be a powerful and transformative force. 

Sure, it might not last, but it will teach you something just the same. 

For passionate people, love is an opportunity to grow and learn. 

With each relationship, you’ll learn how to compromise, discover new ways to communicate or find the strength to forgive. 

Simply put, love is a rich training ground for life!

10) Love is worth fighting for

In Loving vs. Virginia, we see an exquisite display of one more thing passionate lovers understand – love is worth fighting for with your whole being. 

It’s no secret that love comes with insane ups and downs. Some more so than others, especially when there are socio-cultural issues at play. 

But for passionate people, those are merely roadblocks, not reasons to break up. Through it all, they remain steadfast and will go to great lengths to protect their relationship and keep it alive. 

Final thoughts

Love makes the world go around indeed. And passionate people have a unique perspective on what it means to be head-over-heels in love. 

They just have that extra kick, that extra spice, to keep them in love despite the odds that stand in their way.

Whether you’re a passionate person yourself or just curious about what makes them tick, I hope this quick look at love has given you some food for thought.

Remember, love is a journey full of surprises, lessons, and growth. Embrace the adventure, and keep that passion alive!

Pearl Nash

Pearl Nash has years of experience writing relationship articles for single females looking for love. After being single for years with no hope of meeting Mr. Right, she finally managed to get married to the love of her life. Now that she’s settled down and happier than she’s ever been in her life, she's passionate about sharing all the wisdom she's learned over the journey. Pearl is also an accredited astrologer and publishes Hack Spirit's daily horoscope.

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