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Latin infatuatus, past participle of infatuare, from in- + fatuus fatuous



Infatuation is the state of being completely carried away by unreasoned passion or love; addictive love. Usually, one is inspired with an intense but short-lived passion or admiration for someone.

Infatuation is a common emotion characterized by unrealistic expectations of blissful passion without positive relationship growth or development. Infatuation is distinguished by a lack of trust, loyalty, commitment, and reciprocity. In the case of infatuation, there is usually an obsessor and an object of desire, who may or may not be attainable.

See also


  1. Grohol, J. Phys.D (2006). " Love Versus Infatuation", Retrieved: Nov 24th 2008:
  2. Harville, H. PhD. (1992). Keeping the Love You Find, New York: Pocket Books.
  3. Glencoe/McGraw-Hill. (2000). Whitney, DeBruyne, Sizer-Webb, Health: Making Life Choices (pp. 494-496)