This is predominate because there are so many different kinds of love. But in respect to true love...
We spend so much of our life watching life represented, mostly imprecisely, through film and fairy-tales. We grow up believing that to fall in love is either to find someone who will save us or a one in a million chance.
We either grow to become doubtful of it, or we grow to fall in love with just an idea.
In our immaturity we think we have a grasp on love and describe it in a million ways. We think that it's the butterflies in our stomach when that significant other takes hold of our hand, when they call us repeatedly throughout the day or when you can't stop thinking about someone. These things are only indicative of passion, however. When we're young, so many things will cause butterflies or blushing. It will feel as though our heart is flying.
True love, however, must be mature love. I don't feel that there are specific guidelines or symptoms for having fallen in love and that does make it a little difficult to define. But, if we're uncertain, then chances are, we're not in love.
The few things I believe love convey are: respect, loyalty, honesty, compromise, and comfort among the warm emotional feelings that we may or may not express so easily.
A few things that we misconceive love of being are: harmless and easy.
Love doesn't mean never getting into disagreements and it doesn't mean never getting hurt. Humans are naturally flawed and it's likely that even the person whom we love with all our heart is bound to take us for granted sometimes or say things that are bound to hurt you. Love is so much about compromise and the willingness to. And remember don’t promise anything instead be committed. If we promise we are hopeful to break it. But commitment is otherwise.
To love is a beautiful and fulfilling feeling, but it's important that we all be aware and realistic about it when need be. Like nothing on this earth, love is not perfect the way we seem to expect it to be, although it's certainly worth it.