Love exists in different forms, there is the one that exist between God and man. There is also the ones that exist between blood relations e.g parents to children, between siblings etc. There is one that exists between friends, then there is the romantic one that exist between two people of intimate interest. Which ever one it is, they all need to be nurtured, directly or indirectly, for it to grow stronger.
This is the reason why some people are more closer to God than the other. Some siblings understand and love each other more than the other. Some friends bond so much they are like blood brothers and some lovers or partners are practically inseparable forever. They nurtured it to grow stronger and tougher.
So many people say they met someone and fell in love at first sight, I do not believe or accept that. You can become attracted to someone for some physical reasons on first sight, over a short while, you could get really infatuated on them, then go ahead to confuse the feeling with love. There is no such thing as love at first sight, what you felt there and then is temporary, which may be built on or just die down depending on which direction life takes.
Love is so complex and complicated a feeling to feel it all at first sight. It is a feeling that grows over time and blossoms if nurtured well. Love comprises of both the exciting, the good, the bad and the ugly. If you have not experienced or felt it all, you can’t say for sure you love the person.
Love is a planted seed, you need to water it, weed it, apply the necessary manure it needs. If there are pests and insects disturbing it, you find a way to keep them off. Generally you nurture it over time until it grows into a gigantic tree that can withstand any weather. If you do not take care of it, it may wither of and die. That is why two complete strangers can be married today and somehow build an enviable life together, while two loving partners who have been together a while will suddenly brake up.
If you find love, nurture it. Take care of it, so it grows overtime. Savour both the sweetness and bitterness of it and prune it to your taste. Make it the envy of all and it will stand for you now and always.