Sana: Haddaway truly asked the question of our time: What is Love? He proceeded to attempt to answer it by requesting that his lover refrain from hurting him no more, implying that he was in love and was simultaneously being hurt. Thus love, in this discussion, becomes a form of pain.
Paul: The significance of Haddaway’s question is deepened by other scholars of his time including Meatloaf’s claim that he would do anything for this concept of “love” (except “that”). To try and answer this question, Vanessa Willaims, with the help of Brian Mcknight simply states that “Love is”… A sort of ontological response to the question. Meanwhile, a PHD in Rhymenology such as Dr. Dre would tend to argue that a different form of love is nothing but a G “thang” and like this and like that and like this and uh.
Sana: Have you considered his contemporaries? Simpson, the younger one, made an excellent observation by providing a linguistic take on “love” – L-O-V-E. Her approach, however, was different than her predecessors as she joined her L and O to create a salutation of the British persuasion. Thus, love for Simpson was “Ello Ello Ello Ello V E” – both an initial and repeated encounter between two consenting individuals. Some have posited that Simpson’s pronunciation may also lead some to believe that she implies “V D” thus theorizing that love today is merely and purely casual sexual encounters that follow an initial or few repeated greetings.