Love need not necessarily be between a boy and a girl or between a man and woman, love is an emotion which emerge between human hearts and minds based on lots of understandings, flexible attitude, willingness to compromise. When love is between a man and woman, it is invariably out of an attraction based on physical appearance and beauty, between the two and sometimes it is also called infatuation. When the bonding becomes stronger, it crosses the stage of infatuation and firms up as love. Many times, before it could firm up as love, it breaks at the stage of Infatuation itself mainly because of the fact that the maturity in the individuals is missing. When it is really matured, the bonding is very strong.
Love has many dimensions and it is very difficult to narrate because too many points are there. It is the Essence and Nucleus for anything and everything. If it is missing in a person, everything else will be missing in him or her. If one has to be successful in a Job, person should love the Job, if one has to be successful in business, person has to love the business line he or she has chosen. If one wants to be in a nice family, the head of the family has to love the family and he or she should be a loveable person for others to follow their principles and nurture the spirit of love in the family.
Without love, there is no room for any pleasure. Pleasure without love would be machine like and it will not have any value and will not last long. Even without seeing each other for months or years together, one can always possess the love for each other in the heart and it is the thought which matters.