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The state of being infatuated or obsessed with another person, typically experienced involuntarily and characterized by a strong desire for reciprocation of one's feelings but not primarily for a sexual relationship.
- ‘What is destructive is getting married when limerence is the only thing that's drawing you together.’
- ‘Love, sexual attraction, and limerence can all exist without each other or any or all of them can coexist together.’
- ‘I am unfamiliar with the literature on limerence, but after reading this chapter I still had no idea about what research had been done on this topic.’
- ‘If limerence is returned, the feelings intensify and the couple end up ignoring their friends.’
1970s: from limer- (apparently an arbitrary syllable) + -ence.
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