Love triangle

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A love triangle refers to a romantic relationship involving three people. It is usually used to imply that the relationship is unsatisfactory in some way to one or more of the people involved. There are a number of possible combinations of sexes and sexual interactions of the sexual partners. Sometimes, the sexual attraction is mainly between one of the three and the other two and less between these other two; this may for example apply in the case of three heterosexuals.

Within the context of monogamy, love triangles are inherently unstable because they involve three people. Unrequited love and jealousy are common themes in love triangles.

A love triangle should not be confused with a ménage à trois, which refers to a sexual act involving three people.

Love triangles are an extremely popular theme in entertainment, especially romantic fiction, including romance novels, soap operas, romantic comedies,Japanese comics and popular music.


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