Can one fall in love with two people at the same time?

Can one fall in love with two people at the same time?

Falling in love - according to many who have experienced it - is amazing. How about falling in love with two people? Is that even possible? And how can one manage such an 'overload.'

Can one fall in love with two people at the same time?

Although some believe you can only be in love with one person, others argue that you can absolutely split your split your affection. A user on Quora asked if someone could love two people at the same time and got some pretty interesting answers.

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Emi Watanabe said “Love and being "in love" are different. I can whole-heartedly love many people: friends, family, men I've dated, etc. But is it possible to be "in love" with more than one person? I couldn't, but it's certainly possible. That being said, if you're torn between two people, always choose the second one. If I were truly in love with the first person, I probably wouldn't have fallen in love with the other.”

Jae Alexis Lee, a polyamorous transgender living in the US said “Love is not a finite resource. You don't run out of love. You don't have to ration your love. Why would you? Several people have commented that you can love your parents and your children and your spouse at the same time. If that's the case, why couldn't you love more than one spouse at the same time?”

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Dan Holliday who was trying to be as realistic as possible commented that “People are individuals.  I do not doubt that there are men who can love more than one (or two) women at the same time.  It's not an easy thing to pull off (especially if, well, the women in question would like exclusivity), but since humans are individuals, no one but the individual will know for sure.”

Happily married Andrew Crawford believes falling in love with two people is very possible. He said “Most of the time, a man in such a position would have to get to know one or both of the two women better and choose either or neither (if one is really confused, neither might be the healthier option). However, sometimes polyamorous relationships happen (again, though: not necessarily a healthy option for a man who is simply confused).”

Ashish Jhanwar in India was the only one to say the phenomenon could not be possible. He said “Nope. 

For me romance is exclusive to one person, my brain is too small and weak to constantly think about more than one person all day, and come up with meticulous plans to bring a smile on that persons face.”

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