Comments: The easiest way I explain the differences in love and lust is by illustrating that lust is always about the physical attraction but love is about you actually caring about the person.
The easiest way to predict the future is to invent it. -- Xerox Parc motto
Lust can be fleeting and will only last with most people for a few encounters, but love makes you want to be with that person and can lead to moments of lust throughout the relationship...
Love is a word that has been grossly obscured. People just don't know what love is anymore because the media has done a good job of skewing it to resemble porn, lust, vice and wealth. Love is everything that is good and means well for the betterment of someone. Its selfless and is willing to bend over backwards to make someone you care about really happy, that's love.
I do not believe in Soulmates. What I do believe in is two individuals committing themselves to make a marriage, family, and life work.
Instead of lust, I think we should have been talking about Infatuation versus Love.
So much of the confusion between love and lust has come through the way relationships are presented in media. The fantasy settings don't help to distinguish what is love and lust. In short love lasts and lust is short lived.
This problem (Not being able to distinguish between love and lust) is so prevalent among our youth and the main reason for this is the absorption of what is shown via media interfaces: mobile, movies, TV, etc. The only real solution is to be taught it from home.
For me its simple. Lust does not care about you only what they can get from you and love is the opposite, they care about you and want nothing in return.