The nature of love is to bind itself to the loved one. (G. K. Chesterton, 19th-20th century English literary critic)
Love has been the topic of songs, poetry, and drama throughout the centuries. It often means different things to different people in different times. While there are a lot of common threads in its usage, the missing element so often, unfortunately, is commitment. If we practiced the thought that Chesterton shared, what a better life it could be for all of us.
Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. (1 Corinthians 13:7)