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You are my sunshine, my only sunshine,
You make me happy when skies are gray,
You'll never know, dear, just how I love you,
Please don't take my sunshine away.

"Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken"
William Shakespeare, "Sonnet 116"

Ah, love. One of the fundamental forces of drama, and a key component in Heartwarming Moments. Love comes in many forms, but this index lists virtually all tropes concerning the most recognizable form, romantic love. For tropes about familial love and platonic love, see Family Tropes and Friendship Tropes, respectively. For the unconditional love felt for everyone, see All-Loving Hero.

Compare Romance Novel, Admiration Tropes, Kissing Tropes. Contrast Hatred Tropes... usually.



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Love in general (including non-romantic love)
  • Family Tropes: Tropes about the affection and bonds between people who are related to each other by blood or marriage.
  • Friendship Tropes: Tropes about the affection and bonds between people who just simply enjoy each other's company.
  • Hug Tropes: Embracement is a common way for any people who really care about each other to show affection, regardless of whatever type of interpersonal relationship they have.
  • Kissing Tropes: While kissing usually has a romantic context, it can also be done between family or even friends.
  • This Index Broke Up: When two or more people who are close to each other have a falling out.
  • This Index Is Not My Girlfriend: Are these two people in a platonic or romantic relationship? It's hard to tell.

Romantic love and sexual lust

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    Tropes (H-M) 

    Tropes (N-R) 

    Tropes (S-Z) 

Alternative Title(s): Love, Girl Notices First


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