Can you define love?

Since 2008 I have col­lected hun­dreds of def­i­n­i­tions of love from strangers, both dig­i­tally and in-person.

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a collage of the people I have interviewed on video

It turns out there’s not only one def­i­n­i­tion of love. Imag­ine that.

Can you define love? is an attempt to find a pat­tern in how we define love. 

Most def­i­n­i­tions are sub­mit­ted by passersby on the inter­net through Tumblr, and I occa­sion­ally inter­view people on the street. Browse the col­lec­tion of def­i­n­i­tions.

Here’s some of my favorite def­i­n­i­tions

Here’s an exam­ple of a video def­i­n­i­tion, and you can visit the YouTube chan­nel to see a few more.

Can you define love has been:

What’s my def­i­n­i­tion of love?

People ask me all the time what my def­i­n­i­tion of love is. Although I was very con­fi­dent in my def­i­n­i­tion of love in 2008, the truth is that seven years of read­ing diverse def­i­n­i­tions has changed my view. I’m not sure there is a single def­i­n­i­tion. But maybe you have an idea? Add your def­i­n­i­tion of love.

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