Romantic love is intense. It is full of passion and desire. It is needy, delusional, and demanding. Romantic love also plays tricks – it convinces us that we have found a perfect match.
But, romantic love also poses a strain on the system. It consumes too much time and energy; it is not sustainable in the long run (see, myths about love).
Eventually, romantic love cools down. Ideally, it turns into a warm glow – a nurturing, intimate type of love that can last a lifetime.
In some cases it cools down even more turning into a platonic type of love.
Unfortunately, romantic love can dissipate to the point where it is replaced by feelings of resentment, anger and disappointment.
In an ideal world it would be nice to know where romantic love is going to lead us.
If you are madly in love right now, enjoy the moment; you never know where it will take you.