Do men or women (male or female) purport, purpose, proof, purify, present love more or less than the either niether, neither nor? how would you answer for middles, at least?
First we quickly think of love for God.
'God is love' says St John.
'Faith, hope, love, the greatest of which is love.'
But aside form love in the gendered human state takes a little faith and hope to be experienced.
The muslims have 5 kinds of love,
4 deal with God, 1; love for Allaah 2; love of that which Allaah loves 3; for the sake of Allaah 4; love for something along side Allaah.
These 4 deal with what is termed by me Divine love, and sure some deal with human affairs but they are love initialised by God-love Divine, Gift.
There is a fifth which here we are dealing with.
5; hidden, natural love which is a persons inclinations towards that which suits his nature. Human.
We are dealing in human love, gender love, love between the sexes be them same or different. Not love of materials, but of race, of human, type species specific.
We move onto your Agape (love, 'I love you'), Philias (friendship), Eros (Passion) and Storge (affectgion). yes more of these forms of love.
In 'The Four Loves' C. S. Lewis (affection, friendship, eros, charity ('I Love you' you dont need to love be back))
'And what, on the other hand, can be less like anything we believe of God's life than Need-love? He lacks nothing but our Need-love, as Plato saw, is "the son of Poverty". It is the accurate reflection in consciousness of our actual nature. We are born helpless. As soon as we ar efully conscious we discover lonliness. We need others physically, emotionally, intellectually; we need them if we are to know anything, even ourselves.'
'I cannot now deny the name love to Need-love. Every time i have tried to think the thing out along those lines I have ended in puzzles and contradictions. The reality is more complicated that I supposed.'
'Crying out for Him who can untie things that are now knotted together and tie up things that are still dangling loose.'
'I do not say that man can never bring to God anything at all but sheer Need-love. Exalted souls may tell us of a reach beyond that. But they would also, I think, be the first to tell us that those heights would cease to be true Graces, would become Neo-Platonic or finally dialbolical illusion, the moment a man dared to think that he could love on them and henceforth drop out the element of need.'
So i suppose i am asking as much for the types and forms of love as well as if the overall capture of love is different types for different genders or unification of all types for all genders. One love. Need-love?
Does the needs of a man for love differ from that of a womans needs love fulfilled?
I suppose a question would be if you were to choose the sex of your friend, your only friend in all the world, would you prefer a guy or a gal?