Depends on what we mean by "love". Love between male and female is really only physical/sexual attraction at first.That very often soon fades; and the two part. But sometimes (and believe me it is rare!) that original attraction becomes something permanent. Friendship! And a friendship does not even need to be physical/sexual attraction, although it's always better that way.
Real friendship can last a lifetime; between man and woman,man and man,woman and woman; parent and child. When love and friendship go together, it is the most wonderful thing in Life!
The wise Rabbi,Jesus, was asked, "What is real love?"
And the Rabbi answered;
"Greater love than this hath no man, that he lay down his life for his friend!"
Take note! His friend! Jesus would not have meant "die for a friend"; but to "lay down his life". To be willing to sacrifice everything in life that you hold dear,because of a friend. That's love. Real,unquestioning, love!
Love makes no demands. Real love is not "taking"; it's "giving"!.