On Maha Karuna & Maha Maitri (Great Compassion & Great Loving-Kindness)
Love must have these four elements, or it is simply not love:
1) Maitri (loving-kindness ; capacity to offer happiness)
2) Compassion (energy to remove and transform suffering)
3) Joy (reciprocity ; if they make your cry all the time, that is probably not love.)
4) Inclusiveness (their suffering is your suffering ; their happiness, your happiness ; non-discriminating ; no frontiers)
The Buddha had nothing against true love.
Happy Bodhi Day!