Well there is love, lust and like. You can like someone an awful lot but not love him/her. You can lust after someone and not like or love him. And you can fall in love with someone that you did not particularly lust for when you first met him. Love is work. Love has to happen between two people who are committed to working out love in their life. Love is beyond heat and passion but don't discount that passion.
There comes a time when a person is really ready for the kind of love that lasts. Knowing yourself is really important to accepting and giving love. It is ok to feel the kind of emotion that is not permanent. It is not ok to not admit that your love is temporary. I fell in "love" the first time at 16 and I knew it was not forever. But I will always remember him and smile.
Love gets complicated when people give what they are not prepared to give and ask for too much of the other person. Honesty is of utmost importance..within yourself. When that happens love conquers everything because you never ask for something your lover can't give. And you are given the same consideration. Together you can rise above alot of obstacles.
I consider interracial dating a type of fetish people have for a particular race. Such as a white girl who goes crazy when she sees a handsome black man. She's not in love or anything she just has a negro fetish also known as "jungle fever." Also I've met some ugly interracial people in my lifetime. But I don't think interracial kids or uglier or prettyier than other people.
Did you just answer your own questions in the last two paragraphs?
I think it varies, but for the most part; yes. I partially credit the love and support of my family for conquering my bout with cancer. I think that without it; the battle would've been much tougher.:cool3: