Limerence is a term the author invented for overwhelming romantic feeling that many people seem prone to – but many aren’t. The nearest synonym might be “infatuation”, but Tennov is trying to describe something less adolescent and more beautiful than that – the lovely neologism “limerence” certainly has echoes of “luminous” or “liminal”… More here.

Excellent article which explores a lot of feelings and different emotions. Infatuation can be as strong or even stronger than what we perceive as true love. I suspect that infatuation is not real, but is instead a collection of thoughts that come together to create the perfect person in your mind. It starts with someone you believe to be attractive and then you build them up to be someone who could not possibly exist. But it does start with someone who can be visually perfect to you…

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