Yes you can love them for their good quality's and try to keep temptation out of their path, and you learn to recognize their lies. But this love will never be unconditional like you would feel for a soul mate, more like what you would feel for a child who is unruly and with problems, like drugs that keep your relationship strained.
Love is considering the self interest of others as if it were your own.
It is how we form couples, groups & nations.
Love is the survival strategy of collective action.
So the question of Love is always WHY are you spending your time & energy to promote the well being of OTHERS.
And the answer is typically because you BELIEVE & TRUST that these OTHERS are in turn looking after YOUR well being.
We USUALLY Love others because we 'Believe & Trust' that we are in turn Loved BY them.
But this is not the ONLY reason we Love.
Biologically speaking we are here to insure the survival of our Children..
It is logical for us to desire they focus their Love on their children rather than us. So if you do not REQUIRE mutual Love , you do not need to 'Believe or Trust' that it is there.
Nor is Belief or Trust needed if your reason for Loving is self evident.
If you Love someone for the beauty & nobility they bring to the world,
if their 'gift' is already given or ever before you,
then you do not need to Believe it is coming.
You do not need to Trust the Sun is shining when you are standing in its light.
Unfortunately yes. I like to think that some trust has to be there in the beginning, but who knows what the heck our hearts are thinking. My ex-fiancee and I were very much in Love. But, when she stopped I did not. I knew she was lying, stealing and cheating, and I no longer trusted her or believed in her. I knew it was ending for sure. But, stupid me, I could not throw her out because I still loved her and even helped her on her way.
First you need to define "love". It can mean so many different things to different people and different contexts. So called pure love (if there is such a thing) should transcend everything. Any other definition can be anything you like.
In the present world.......
love is something .........
Trust is something else...
Belief... is something and some thing else...
None of them are inter-related or inter-connected.
people are weighing to the extent of situations to exploit
for their instant comfort.
Yes, but it would be in your best interest for you to wear protection if you don't fully trust them.
Also you could damage your reputation if you are doing that a lot.
But if someone is really really hot, who cares... Right?