My theory of love evolvement in 'relationships'..
Generally... in my humble opinion ...
During teenage years, love is about out-of-curiosity..and of coz at this point of time you are strictly not encourage by definitely your parents to not even think about it but kids, the more you tell them not to, the more they get curious..and of course..this love will fade away fast..and thats why they use the term monkey or puppy..why puppy?..checked the Wikiwiki here and monkey?..err..err..not sure..cant find it in google
and during college years, love has become a 'culture' like..hey-everybody-has-bf/gf--i-must-have-one-too kinda love..and if and when he/she change-change-partner-kinda-person, you get marked..this is where 'intimacy' begins.. go library togethergether, go study togethergether et cetera..
The 'love' during the college years may or may not continues as career starts. If it doesnt continue, obviously they found a partner who is macho'er/preettier,'loaded', more romantic.. at the workplace or in a social gatherings. . Usually this is the time where love is about looking-for-a-soulmate, someone to share your ever-increasing-stress-level due to work and whatnots.
At this level he/she will start to strategize no matter how long it takes, the more you strategize the longer time it takes. Emphasizing on the family background, financial, looks. brain etcetera, and when he/she found one...the brain, the heart, the liver, the hands, legs all start to 'ache'
So when everything is in 'order', next step is to become his/her fiance. During this sorta interval before marriage. the hot 'love' turns into some sparks of aggitativeness...love-is-put-to-the-test..while trying to define trust, respect, responsibility, commitments, sharing..bla bla bla
Then, Marriage - the first two years..love is in the air..love love and love..no matter how sucks and smelly your partner is..
After two years of marriage, love has solidly become the trust respect responsibilities commitments, sharing adapting..etc This time around, he/she needs extra 'energy' to be patient esp when little little 'monsters' 'emerge'
After 10 years, love is about creativeness.. things can start to get a bit shaky if he/she starts to think that marriage is all about in-the-papers and money and routine, undermining the sacred of marriage institution. Maybe things didnt work out along the way and he/she has to part due to whatever reasons, and if he/she wants to 'repair' that he/she can/should forgive and forget and have fun without each other for a while.. and who knows things will get even better...
After 20 years, i dono...not yet there hehe, i guess is about the love to the whole family and the entire human race ;-), and if he/she becomes the rich Datuk K, L, M, N and suddenly..cewah suddenly..hehe..he/she found a sexier and sweeter and younger and richer Datuk S, T, U, V...love is a manipulation of all of the points above...hahahahehehehuhuhuhohoho ( joker laugh )
As for me..i love everybody who loves me..foh-e-vah! hehe..and my family is the one and only cinta suciku...
..so dont worry..if you are full of love..love will come to you in many ways... *wink* to cuz