This is the kind of love that stimulates our five senses. This is when the characteristics of a person’s physical attributes arouses affection in us. We all notice attractive features on others and soon we find ourselves enjoying the parts of their lives that make us feel good. This is the kind of love that makes a girl say things like I love him because of; his height, his smell, his good sense of humour, he is smart, he is very knowledgeable, he makes me feel good, he makes me smile, he makes me happy. This is the kind of love that will make a man say things like, I love her because; she is beautiful, she is sweet, she is homely, she is intelligent, she is God fearing, she takes good care of me, she is a slim figured girl, she has big boobs and big ass, she has a long hair.
Many relationships begin with this type of love. Though this kind of love is the foundation of many relationships and marriages, it doesn’t always withstand the pressure of time and the rigors of marriage. There will come a time when the slim figured girl will gain weight, the guy with afro will eventually become bald, the guy that always had your time would become very busy, the girl with a fine face would eventually have wrinkles. We all change to some degree each year. the danger arises when we base our love on changeable features we found attractive on the companionship love level. Its at this stage that you hear comments like “you are getting fat”, “you don’t have time for me anymore”, “you have become boring”, “you don’t look as beautiful as you were before”. This is the stage where the things you liked about your partner begins to evaporate and we are off to look for someone new to love. It’s easy to see why companionship love has trouble maturing and lasting over the years.