Love is an emotion that can be expressed about any lifeform, inanimate object, time period, or spatial area. It is typically associated with affection, compassion, happiness, and when between people, sexual attraction. For Humans, it can be one of the strongest feelings one individual has for another and lead to procreation.
In 2268, Lieutenant Nyota Uhura, trying to defend tribbles, stated that Cyrano Jones had told her that "a tribble is the only love that money can buy." Captain James T. Kirk replied that "Too much of anything, Lieutenant, even love, isn't necessarily a good thing." (TOS: "The Trouble with Tribbles")
Captain Montgomery Scott once expressed his love for starships, particularly the USS Enterprise, by using an analogy about females, stating "You don't ever love a woman quite the way you did that first one." (TNG: "Relics")
Love in media Edit
In the 24th century, holoprograms involving love existed like Vulcan Love Slave, and the sequels, Vulcan Love Slave, Part II: The Revenge and Vulcan Love Slave, Volume III. (DS9: "The Ascent", "Doctor Bashir, I Presume", "The Emperor's New Cloak")
Love in potions Edit
In 2269, Harry Mudd tried to sell love via means of love potion crystals. Although the effects of the potion were temporarily effective, once they wore off, the resulting emotions between the involved individuals turned to hate. (TAS: "Mudd's Passion")
"I don't think you can analyse love. It's the greatest mystery of all. No one knows why it happens or doesn't. Love is a chance combination of elements. Any one thing might be enough to keep it from igniting. A mood, a glance, a remark. And if we could define love, predict it, it would probably lose its power."
"Shon-ha'lock, love, is the most dangerous emotion of all. It produces many other emotions. Jealousy, shame, rage, grief. You must learn to suppress them all, otherwise they will consume you."