Some people only love another person out of loneliness or some sort of selfish need. They want to share their life with someone, to settle down. OMG, we are 30, the clock is ticking, it is time to nest! They fear of dying old alone, want to have children, want to be taken care of emotionally and financially. There are so many reasons for co-dependent relationships and/or marriages.
Real love is if you genuinely love your life on your own, but the thought of NOT sharing it with a specific person (insert name here) seems unfathomable. Yes, relationships (friends, frenemies, family, co-workers, business partners, lover(s)) are complicated. But as for love, I think it’s as simple as that. There is at least one person who, after s/he came into your life, you cannot possibly live without him/her.