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Infatuation is the state of being completely carried away by unreasoning passion or love; addictive love. Infatuation usually occurs at the beginning of relationship when sexual attraction is central. It is characterized by urgency, intensity, sexual desire, and anxiety, in which there is an extreme absorption in another. It is traditionally associated with youth. In psychology and common terminology, emotion is the language of a persons internal state of being, normally based in or tied to their internal (physical) and external (social) sensory feeling. ... For other uses, see Love (disambiguation). ... Human sexuality is the expression of sexual feelings. ... Look up desire in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Anxiety is a physiological state characterized by cognitive, somatic, emotional, and behavioral components (Seligman, Walker & Rosenhan, 2001). ...

However, Infatuation doesnt always revolve around sex. It may also be defined as an extreme want to simply be around someone. Infatuation could also be a crush. The urgent want to develop a relationship with someone.

Infatuation obliges the person to concentrate on the "object of their affection," therefore, this makes the infatuated person continually think of their "crush." This is seen as all-consuming, which is therefore easily interpreted as love, bringing the affliced person to proclaim statements such as: "I love..." when they are (generally) romantically infatuated. This inability to identify between infatuation and love brings about the commonly-used phrase: "Love is blind" as the person involved finds it difficult to concentrate on other matters or see fault with the person(s) they admire.


  • Harville, H. PhD(1992). Keeping the Love You Find. New York: Pocket


  • Glencoe/McGraw-Hill. (2000). Whitney, DeBruyne, Sizer-Webb, Health:

Making Life Choices (pp. 494-496)

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Infatuation is the feeling of getting married right away due to the fear of losing the partner.
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Infatuation is marked by a feeling of insecurity with a high level of losing the other.
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