What is the difference between loving and liking someone?

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One day, a young girl asked the mother what the difference was between loving and liking something. The woman smiled and told her. ” If you like something, say a flower, you pluck it out, eventually, it will die and if you love something say a flower, you water it, because you want to look at it each day, you want it to become more beautiful. 

There is a big difference between liking and loving something. People make great mistakes in comparing the two. At first, we like whatever looks nice in our eyes and we think it’s love and that is why we have so many broken hearts today. Liking someone or something is by our eyes but loving something or someone is by our hearts, it’s emotional and devotional.

What is the major difference between liking something and loving something? I want to make it clear for you. Let us look at liking first.


Liking is an English word that we usually use to appreciate the looks of something. For example ,I like this car, I like your dress,or I like your hairstyle. In this situation, I like it because of the physical look, when you look at something and get impressed, we use like. This doesn’t mean it’s for a long time. You may find something else which is prettier than the other and eventually you will like it more than the other ( first one). Liking has never been permanent.


loving is very different from liking because when we say love, means something from our hearts and love is permanent, love is a feeling that you usually get from one person or something at a time. In fact love is like needing some things. You feel like without it, there will be no more life and you may hunt for it.

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