The seven different kinds of love

greek  love.png

There are many definitions of love.

The ancient Greeks seemed to understand the concept well—in fact, Greek words for love abound.

Eros: romantic, passionate love

Eros is the love you feel perhaps for your boyfriend/girlfriend. It describes desire and obsession and is most similar to what we think of as romantic, passionate love between life partners. It is the desire, vehement passionate love you feel towards them. The urge you feel that you just can't get enough of each other.

romantic, passionate love.png

Philia: intimate, authentic friendship

This kind of love is the most common but for me, one of the most precious kinds of love one could ever have. This love is also based on goodwill, or wanting what’s best for the other person.

intimate, authentic friendship.png

Ludus: playful, flirtatious love

Well, Ludus is basically the infatuation you feel towards a certain person. The kind of love that sometimes gets mistaken as eros. It's rooted in having fun, whatever that means specifically to you.

playful, flirtatious love.png

Storge: unconditional, familial love

This love is the result of the Pragma love from the parents. The love you feel towards family members or perhaps the person who took care of you. Storge is driven by familiarity and need and is sometimes thought of as a one-way love. The love a mother feels towards her children.

playful, flirtatious love (1).png

Philautia: self-love

Also one of the most important love one could have. It encompasses two concepts: The first is that healthy, feelin’-myself, care-based love that reinforces self-esteem, like buying yourself a new book as a gift for completing a big work project or putting on a face mask to relax and take care of your skin. The other concept is one of selfishness that can be pleasure and fame-seeking and highly concerned with status. (It can even be the foundation of narcissism.)


Pragma: committed, companionate love

It is the kind of love that has plans on building a family.
Over time, eros can turn into pragma as a couple grows to honor, respect, and cherish each other, accepting of differences and learning to compromise.

self-love (1).png

Agápe: empathetic, universal love

I saved the best for last. The love you feel towards God and humankind. Agápe is love for others that's inclusive of love for God, nature, strangers, or the less fortunate.

empathetic, universal love.png


Hope you all have a wonderful day!
Peace out✌️


3 columns
2 columns
1 column