The triangular theory of love is a theory of love developed by psychologist Robert Sternberg.
In the context of interpersonal relationships, « the three components of love, according to the triangular theory,
an intimacy component
a passion component
a decision/commitment component
Intimacy – Which encompasses feelings of attachment, closeness, connectedness, and bondedness.
Passion – Which encompasses drives connected to both limerence and sexual attraction.
Commitment – Which encompasses, in the short term, the decision to remain with another, and in the long term, plans made with that other.