What is “Love” exactly? Love is a word associated with feelings of the heart. The word Love is used to convey an emotional experience with another person: To inform them that they are special. When a person has those tender feelings inside their body that is also attributed to being connected with the other person, “Is that love?’ When a person says, “I love you.” What does that mean? Is it a “feeling?” Or, is it a “need?” Feelings fluctuate. Needs are stable.