A definition of infatuation

09 Jan



For reasons fully known only to myself, some five or six years ago I was looking for a serious definition of infatuation.

But I found this in the Urban Dictionary. The truth of it made me laugh so much that I posted it on my blog at the time. I thought some of you who might not have seen it might also find it amusing.

Some of us may have been the ‘object’ but who of us cannot admit to having been the ‘obsessor’ at least once.



All-encompassing, gut-wrenching, soul-draining activity that only requires the active involvement of one individual: the obsessor. A second individual is required for the peripheral need of providing the obsessor with an object of needless, unappreciated, possibly unwanted, often unwarranted affection. The second individual may or may not be aware of his/her peripheral involvement, and may or may not be willing to be peripherally involved: the object’s awareness and/or willingness of being an object of desire is of no consequence to the obsessor.



Source : The Urban Dictionary

Other words @ the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Photograph : The lovely actress Felicity Jones for whom I have had a mild infatuation (of which she is obviously unaware) for the last ten years or so. I was delighted to see her gain mainstream success in The Theory of Everything and Rogue One. This photo was taken by Mark Abrahams for GQ magazine in 2014 


Posted by on January 9, 2018 in Quotes


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12 responses to “A definition of infatuation

  1. talesofaswitch

    January 9, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    Transcendental feeling that stirs the pathos in an individual that cannot be restrained which manifests the subject to stir the pathos in other in the same manner which it has been stirred

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  2. talesofaswitch

    January 9, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    Or something like that. Im having a socratic dialogue with thc right now about the semantics of infatuation

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    • Romantic Dominant

      January 9, 2018 at 11:39 pm

      I think you lost me somewhere

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      • talesofaswitch

        January 10, 2018 at 9:55 am

        Socrates believed knowledge was derived from dialogue. I was inferring a silly joke about me and THC (psychoactive substance in cannabis indica and cannabis sativa) in a dialogue with Socrates talking about the meaning of infatuation over the years and how it has evolved. I love semantics. I really want to read the book about the semantics of “Dude.”

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  3. House of Heart

    January 9, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    Infatuation is a human phenomenon, it may be interpreted by the obsessor as love. It can result in impulsive actions and risk taking. Perhaps the obsessor will resort to stalking, harassment, and generally creating chaos in the life of the “object”. I did laugh out loud at the urban definition. They nailed it.

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    • Romantic Dominant

      January 9, 2018 at 11:43 pm

      Indeed so Ms. H. I know what it is like to be stalked. And though I have admired some impossible obsession deeply, I hope my my pride has stopped me ever being too foolish. And you are right. It nails infatuation perfectly.

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  4. thereluctantpoet

    February 11, 2019 at 12:42 am

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

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