Love is a complex emotion consisting of seven essential ingredients of varying quality and intensity, such that the accumulation over time of actual pleasant experiences is greater than non-pleasant ones. The ingredients are:
It is crucial that these ingredients be real and not fantasized, so that reality remains distinct from fantasy. There is only one love with many manifestations. Ideal love, which this theory calls "OMADAMO", is the most complete, complex, real and pleasurable manifestation of love.