sure, science can explain this topic but not precisely.
by loving someone, we experience various emotions. hormones such as dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin is produced by our bodies causing the feelings that we feel.
love isn’t as simple as 1 + 1 = 2. of course, a couple needs 2 people…. then what happens if i happen to add another 1 in that equation? is that still considered a “couple” now? we call it “triple”, or even “quadruple” and perhaps “quintuple”.. et cetera.
you can be smart, friendly, helpful, and have all the other good traits in this universe yet still lose to someone pretty/rich/popular/hot. it’s the law of nature a.k.a natural selection, everyone should know by now that in the end, the one you love will select that person instead of you.
back to 1 + 1 = 2. if ‘2’ means a ‘couple’, then i have many ways to say ‘2’.
4 – 2 = 2
1,5 + 0,5 = 2
square root of 4 = 2
2! = 2
20/10 = 2
and so on
that means you don’t need to be a solid 1 to love someone. you can be 0 < x < 1 and still complete their equation.
love is relative. it could have a billion meanings for everyone, yet have the same concept.
in my religion, there are lots of verses in the holy book that explains about love. how god created humans that each have their own couple (good news for you who feel hopeless!), how we have to love our god, prophet, and family. even nature and the creatures that live in it, we need to take care of them.
like art, love can fill your whole life with blooming colours or even make it miserable and gloomy with dark and sorrowful shades.
economically, people who’s dating spend a lot for their significant other thus causing their bank account to almost die. (especially if their lover is someone who buys a new phone that just released even though they still have a fully functional one,or ones that have a whole dressing room dedicated to their collection of bags that range from red to violet.) (but if they can manage to take care of their money well they can still survive)
and well, singles just spend their savings on themselves or their family which is great.
but geographically, love can be anywhere. any place. any time.
that’s why there’s a thing called LDR or “long distance relationship”. you can meet tons of people from around the globe via internet and get close to them instantly. however, it’s quite dangerous because people do tend to set a fake profile and well when you finally meet them, you’d be shocked to see a serial killer instead of the sweet loving guy you chatted with the past few weeks.
and what’s the point of me writing this?
i honestly don’t know myself. but it’s clear enough that love can be found in the most weirdest places, and can be explained in the most weirdest ways.