I don’t find true love or romance in you guy’s relationship.
Oops… How dare I to say that. Who am I to judge someone else relationship. After all who am I to define love?
What is love.. love is just love.. nothing more to say.. It’s good enough as it’s not an abstract thing to be defined.
Your version of love may not be like my version. It doesn’t imply that you are only right or I am. People may be expressive or non-expressive. Let them be as they are.
If there is love, the bond will be multidimensional comprising all the emotions under a single umbrella. It will have care, trust, lust, passion, longing, addiction, possessiveness, compassion, attraction, attachment, affection and comfort (and many more). There is always enough space for you to release your temper, grief, and any pain.
And yeah, hormones such as oxytocin also have a main role to play in love. Maybe that’s why you cannot force some to love you or prevent someone from loving you.
And above all to the superficial feelings, there develops a quite natural bond as you go on. And that natural addiction will be evidenced in your actions.
You can buy an orgasm, but never love. No love for sale is so far available in the markets.
Well, this is how I outline love up to certain extent, and yes I don’t believe in first sight love.