Losing the Language of 'Us'

Valentine’s Day may have come and gone, but love shouldn’t be sequestered to one measly day. This week, The World in Words explores the intersection of language and love from Danish love songs to the five love languages to one woman's love, loss and language.

Lifestyle & Belief

Does the West have a monopoly on romantic love?


Is love, romantic love, a universal emotion? In the West, it often seems we live, die and even kill for love. Love is passionate, foolish and cherished. But in many cultures, arranged marriages are the norm and romantic love is, well, disruptive. It turns out people across the globe feel romantic love, but they don't necessarily act on it.