Jason: If it were your “true love”, surely it would be for life – with, of course, maybe some emotional affairs from time to time – because we’re only human!
I disagree that true love is for life. Love obviously has no scientific definition. Love is whatever you believe or experience it to be, pretty much. It has no essential scientific or biological reality, and hence all definitions of it are inherently subjective, unscientific, and non-falsifiable. So it’s very hard to prove that love is this or that or especially that true love is this, that, or whatever.
The concept of love is like religion. It is whatever you think and say it is, within some sensible boundaries. But there no provable truths about love.
It’s a perfect postmodern subject because it not only is undefinable, but everyone’s truth about love is something close to equally valid – within some sensible limits of course – and there’s no arguing about it because we can’t prove any actual truths one way or other about its nature.
Love is whatever you think it is. “You don’t what love is, but you know it when you see or feel it.” Love is a Gestalt intuition – its definition is greater than the sum of its parts, and we define it based more or feelings or gut logic or even psi power instead of logic, reason, and rationality.