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    • Crushes (Infatuation)
    • Limerence
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    • found: Work cat.: Tennov, D. Love and limerence : the experience of being in love, c1999.
    • found: Wikipedia, Aug. 23, 2010(Limerence is an involuntary cognitive and emotional state of intense romantic desire for another person. The term was coined by psychologist Dorothy Tennov to describe the ultimate, near-obsessive form of romantic love. Limerence is sometimes also referred to as infatuation, or is colloquially known as a crush, but in reality it is something much different.)
    • found: APA dictionary of psychology, c2007(limerence: an intense sexual desire and a strong concern for the other person in a romantic relationship, accompanied by great sensitivity to how that other person is reacting to oneself. Limerence typically diminishes in intensity a month or two after the relationship is formed. See also passionate love; romantic love)
    • found: Dewey, R.A. Psychology : an introduction, c2007, via WWW, viewed Aug. 23, 2010:Chapter 16: Sex, Friendship, and Love (Infatuation: Infatuation is the chemical phase of love. Sometimes it is called passionate love, as opposed to companionate love. Sometimes it follows a long friendship, sometimes it happens at first sight. It is distinct from both friendship and long-term love; Limerence: Dorothy Tennov made a specialty out of studying infatuation, which she called limerence. Limerence is the initial, exciting phase of love when chemistry is dominant. It can be mutual or one-way (unrequited), and sometimes it thrives on hopelessness.)
    • found: Jayson, S. "Limerence" makes the heart grow far too fonder, 2008, via USA today website, viewed Aug. 23, 2010(It's that first stage of attraction where there's that bliss and euphoria and the newness of love; It is obsessive-compulsive when you're feeling it. It's the center of your life; limerence is romantic love, with all its feelings and behaviors)
    • found: Work cat.: Conley, Erin. Crush, 2007.
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