Love spells are what most people think of when magic comes to mind, thanks to Hollywood exaggerations about what 'love' is - and how magic can assist in its flourishing. Unfortunately, in real life, love is a complicated, intimate, and multi-faceted issue. It might be important to clarify just what that means before embarking on a ritual to 'create' it.
'Love' is a feeling that can develop between people relating to sexual compatibility, physical attractiveness and short-term chemistry. Modern science has drawn comparisons between the initial bout of love - the 'honeymoon phase' - and highs induced by recreational drugs. To further carry the metaphor, not all 'highs' are experienced the same, depending on our unique biochemical makeups. Some of us fall hard and experience wrenching heartbreak; others recover quickly and 'go with the flow'; others still fear the emotion due to past trauma and resent those that inspire it. However it manifests, this is the sensation generated during a love spell: the initial euphoric 'high.'
Unfortunately, in real life, love alone does not a solid relationship make. Long-term commitments require maturity, honesty, flexibility, communication and compromise to survive. These traits cannot be magically produced; they only come through years of experience and personal growth. So when you use a love charm to draw someone to you, you have supplanted the initial attraction where it might not have otherwise been. What if you have nothing in common? What if, upon living together, you discover they have a dreadful private habit you have to confront daily? What if they don't satisfy you in bed? Even if the chemistry is flawless, what if they're not ready and the timing is off?
Or worse still - what if you have second thoughts later on?
This accounts for love spells' high potential for backfire. Even when cast correctly, love spells may consign you and your target to misery in the long term.
So what are love spells - black or white?
I posit that love spells can be considered black magic if they inspire the feeling of love where it would not have otherwise have existed, such as when a target is in a relationship with someone else. Pursuing relationships without a solid foundation of compatibility is doomed to result in heartache.
On the other hand, love spells that help compatible, willing adults find each other can be considered white magic. Love spells cast under these circumstances strengthen the bonds that would have come to pass without spiritual meddling. They can help make a good impression on a first date, make an anniversary special and bring domestic happiness. They're also excellent for re-igniting passion in long-term committed relationships.
In short: love spells are a heavy-handed solution to a delicate problem. No matter what the circumstances, it is always best to use conventional modes of communicating love BEFORE consulting magic. ONLY USE LOVE SPELLS AS A LAST RESORT.