What is the opposite of Love ?


A few days back one of my friend proposed a girl. But the girl said no to him because she loved someone else. That day while coming back to home I was wondering when love is not there, then what is there. And what is the opposite of love ?

But before we try to explore the opposite of love, we need to understand what is love ! Well I’ll write what I think love is, the way I think of it.

According to me love is a variety of different feelings, states, and attitudes that ranges from interpersonal affection to pleasure. More importantly, it can refer to an emotion of a strong attraction and personal attachment. Attraction and attachment are the two most important things in love.

Well now we have an idea of what love is. So lets look out for the opposite of love. Its been on various occasions when I have asked my friends what is the opposite of love. And they say its HATE.

Yes. for most of the people the opposite of Love is Hate. But is it so ?

No, I don’t think so. Hate can never be the opposite of love. According to me its Apathy. When you simply don’t bother about that person. Hate is just love gone bad. But the actual opposite is apathy because when attraction and attachment leads to love, ignorance and lack of interest can only best define opposite of love. Hating someone means thinking about them and  passionately focusing your time and energy on them. Where as in the case of apathy we simply don’t care. And this is what actually hurts the most and is the true opposite of love.

“So Opposite of Love is not Hate. Its Apathy ! “