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A love triangle is a romantic relationship involving three people. While it can refer to two people independently romantically linked with a third, it usually implies that each of the three people has some kind of relationship to the other two. The relationships can be friendships, romantic, familial (often siblings), or even pre-existing hatred between rivals. Addition of bisexual or homosexual characters adds many possible combinations of sexes, and of romantic and sexual interactions. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Mergefrom. ... A Triad is a three way relationship. ... The triangular theory of love characterizes love in an interpersonal relationship on three different scales: intimacy, passion and commitment. ... This article primarily discusses philosophical ideologies in relation to the subject of romantic love. ... Bisexual redirects here. ... Since its coinage, the word homosexuality has acquired multiple meanings. ...


The term "love triangle" almost always implies that the arrangement is unsuitable to one or more of the people involved. A similar arrangement that is agreed upon by all parties is sometimes called a triad, a type of polyamory, although polyamory usually implies sexual relations. Within the context of monogamy, love triangles are inherently unstable. Unrequited love and jealousy are common themes in love triangles. Though rare, love triangles have been known to lead to murder or suicide committed by the rejected lover. A Triad is a three way relationship. ... Polyamory (from Greek (, literally “multiple”) and Latin (literally “love”)) is the desire, practice, or acceptance of having more than one loving, intimate relationship at a time with the full knowledge and consent of everyone involved. ... Faithfulness redirects here. ... Unrequited love is love that is not reciprocated, even though reciprocation is usually deeply desired. ... Jealous redirects here. ... For other uses, see Suicide (disambiguation). ...


Love triangles are an extremely popular theme in entertainment, especially romantic fiction, including opera, romance novels, soap operas, romantic comedies, Japanese comics and popular music. For other uses, see Opera (disambiguation). ... A romance novel is a literary genre developed in Western culture, mainly in English-speaking countries. ... The first TIME magazine cover devoted to soap operas, dated January 12, 1976. ... A romantic comedy may be a film or novel, presenting a story about romance in a comedic style. ... This article is about the comics created in Japan. ... For the music genre, see Pop music. ...

"Gianciotto Discovers Paolo and Francesca" by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres ; it depicts the Divine Comedy.
"Gianciotto Discovers Paolo and Francesca" by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres ; it depicts the Divine Comedy.

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Image File history File links Gianciotto_Discovers_Paolo_and_Francesca_Jean_Auguste_Dominique_Ingres. ... Image File history File links Gianciotto_Discovers_Paolo_and_Francesca_Jean_Auguste_Dominique_Ingres. ... Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (pronounced (Ang, rhymes with bang, with a hint of the r, but the final es is not pronounced) (August 29, 1780 - January 14, 1867) was a French Neoclassical painter. ... For other uses see The Divine Comedy (disambiguation), Dantes Inferno (disambiguation), and The Inferno (disambiguation) Dante shown holding a copy of The Divine Comedy, next to the entrance to Hell, the seven terraces of Mount Purgatory and the city of Florence, with the spheres of Heaven above, in Michelino...

Characteristics of love triangles

In television shows, a love triangle is often prolonged for a lengthy amount of time, delaying any final declarations of love between the main character and his or her suitors that may prematurely end this dynamic or displease fans. Similarly, romance films must also sustain this set-up until near the film's end, although they tend to establish a more clear-cut conclusion to the romantic entanglements than in long-running TV shows. While most films have some aspect of romance between characters (at least as a subplot) a romance film can be loosely defined as any film in which the central plot (the premise of the story) revolves around the romantic involvement of the storys protagonists. ...


A common love triangle is one in which the hero or heroine is torn between two suitors of radically contrasting personalities; one of a girl next door or nice guy type, and the other as a physically attractive but potentially hazardous person. Alternatively, the hero or heroine has a choice between a seemingly perfect lover and an imperfect but endearing person. In this case, the "too-good-to-be-true" person is often revealed to have a significant flaw, such as hidden insensitivity or lecherousness, causing the other person to become the more desirable partner. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nice guy is a term in the general public discourse and in popular culture for a male with certain personality traits and behaviors. ... Features such as a symmetrical face, full lips, and low waist-hip ratio, are commonly considered physically attractive when part of a female, because they are thought to indicate physical health and high fertility to a potential mate. ... Lust (from German: Lust) is sexual desire (this meaning is sometimes metaphorically extended to other forms of desire, e. ...


Love triangles can either be relatively balanced, in which the two candidates each have a fair chance of ending up with the protagonist, or they can be lopsided, in which the hero or heroine has an obvious romantic interest in one of the candidates, and considers the other candidate as "just a friend," but withholds a confession to avoid hurting his or her feelings. Platonic love in its modern popular sense is an affectionate relationship into which the sexual element does not enter, especially in cases where one might easily assume otherwise. ...


A less permanent love triangle can also occur when a former lover of the main character makes an unexpected appearance to win back his or her heart, provoking feelings of jealousy from the main character's steady partner. However, this situation is usually not considered an actual love triangle since there is little possibility of the main character breaking up with his or her longtime partner to pursue a just-introduced character, and it is often used as only a test of the true depth of the main character's devotion to his or her partner.


Usually, a love triangle will end with the hero or heroine confiding his or her feelings in the suitor he or she feels is the most virtuous or has the most interest in him or her, and the chosen one reciprocating his or her love. The other suitor usually will step aside to allow the couple to be happy, or come to terms with his or her feelings, often claiming that he or she could not love the main character as much as his or her rival does. Sometimes he or she will be written out of the love equation entirely by falling in love with someone else, or being killed off or otherwise eliminated. While love triangles can be accused of being cliché, if done well, they can provide insight into the complexity of love and what is best to pursue in a romantic relationship. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


A love triangle should not be confused with a ménage à trois, a three-way relationship in which all members are romantically involved with each other instead of being in conflict over one person. Look up ménage à trois in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Related terms

Love rectangle

Love rectangle is a somewhat facetious term to describe a romantic relationship that involves four people, analogous to the typically three-sided love triangle. Many people use this term for a romantic relationship between two people that is complicated by the romantic attentions of two other people, but it is more frequently reserved for relationships where there are more connections. Minimally, both male characters usually have some current or past association with both female characters. These relationships need not be sexual; they can be friendships or familial relations. Both males and/or both females can also be friends, family members (frequently siblings) or sworn enemies. Brother and Sister redirect here. ...


Love rectangles tend to be more complicated than love triangles, often using their tangled relationships as a source of comedic humor. A comedy is a dramatic performance of a light and amusing character, usually with a happy conclusion to its plot. ...


An example of a love rectangle in classic literature is in William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, between the characters Lysander, Demetrius, Helena, and Hermia. Demetrius is granted Hermia's hand in marriage by her father, but Hermia loves Lysander, and the two flee, intending to elope. Demetrius pursues the couple, and Helena pursues Demetrius, whom she has always loved. The fairy Puck, in trying to use magic to resolve the situation, temporarily transfers both men's affections to Helena. Further tampering restores Lysander's love for Hermia. Demetrius, now in love with Helena, withdraws his claim on Hermia, and both couples are wed. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... For other uses, see A Midsummer Nights Dream (disambiguation). ... Lysander is one of the iconic lovers in William Shakespeares play: A Midsummer Nights Dream. ... Washington Allstons 1818 painting Hermia and Helena. ... Hermia is a Technology Centre near Tampere University of Technology (TUT). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Puck (mythology). ...


Another love rectangle happens in Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte, where female characters Dorabella and Flordiligli (siblings) are Ferrando and Gugliemo's girlfriends respectively, and by the end of the opera they "accidentally" swap their boyfriends. Così fan tutte is an opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. ...


For additional terms, the word "love" can be added to the front of other shapes to reflect romantic relationships involving more people, e.g. "love pentagon". Look up pentagon in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


See also

A Triad is a three way relationship. ... Polyamory (from Greek (, literally “multiple”) and Latin (literally “love”)) is the desire, practice, or acceptance of having more than one loving, intimate relationship at a time with the full knowledge and consent of everyone involved. ...

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Love triangle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (648 words)
In television shows, a love triangle is often prolonged for a lengthy amount of time, delaying any final declarations of love between the main character and his or her suitors that may prematurely end this dynamic or displease fans.
A common love triangle is one in which the hero or heroine is torn between two suitors of radically contrasting personalities; one of a girl next door or nice guy type, and the other as a physically attractive but potentially dangerous person.
Usually, a love triangle will end with the hero or heroine confiding his or her feelings in the suitor he or she feels is the most virtuous or has the most interest in him or her, and the chosen one reciprocating his or her love.
love: Definition, Synonyms and Much More from Answers.com (3171 words)
Because of the complex and abstract nature of love, discourse on love is commonly reduced to a thought-terminating cliché, and there are a number of common proverbs regarding love, from Virgil's "Love conquers all" to The Beatles' "All you need is love".
Love in early religions was a mixture of ecstatic devotion and ritualised obligation to idealised natural forces (pagan polytheism).
The Bible speaks of love as a set of attitudes and actions that are far broader than the concept of love as an emotional attachment.
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