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Triangular Theory These three components can combine in different ways to make several different kinds of love.
Nonlove: no intimacy, no passion, no comittment.
Liking: Intimacy is high, passion and commitment are low.
Infatuation: Strong passion, low intimacy, low commitment
Empty love: Strong commitment, low intimacy, low passion
Romantic love: High intimacy, high passion, commitment may or may not occur
Companionate love: High intimacy, high commitment, low passion.
Fatuous love: high passion, high commitment, low intimacy.
Consummate love: all three are present in high levels.