The bible may not be the first place you think of looking when you think of love. However, it is a good idea to seek the meaning from all sides to understand it. Whether you are religious or not, the following statement does hold a lot of truth.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 describes the characteristics of God:
Love is patient, love is kind, love is not jealous, love does not brag, love is not arrogant, love is not rude, love does not seek its own advantage, love is not irritable, love does not keep a record of complaints and love is not happy with injustice, rather it is happy with the truth.
Love will go the extra mile to meet someone's need. It has been scientifically proven, that kindness produces a healthier heart, creates better relationships and makes you happier and younger.