Melbourne, Jan 29: Modern love doesn't exist in the way people think, a US psychologist has claimed.
Psychologist Barbara Fredrickson has dispelled Hollywood notions of true love and happy endings and 'The One' in her new book, 'Love 2.0,' News.com.au reported.
Fredrickson said that people do experience love, but terms the emotional reaction as a "micro-moment of positivity resonance."
This means that people love their partners in micro-moments, and also experience the same love with friends, co-workers and complete strangers.
"Thinking of love purely as romance or commitment that you share with one special person, as it appears most on earth do, surely limits the health and happiness you derive [from love]," she told The Atlantic.
"My conception of love gives hope to people who are single or divorced or widowed this Valentine's Day to find smaller ways to experience love," she added. (ANI)