The amount of love one experiences depends on the absolute strength of these three components, and the type of love one experiences depends on their strengths relative to each other. The three components interact with each other and with the actions they produce so as to form seven different kinds of love experiences. The size of the triangle functions to represent the “amount” of love—the bigger the triangle, the greater the love. The shape of the triangle functions to represent the “style” of love, which may vary over the course of the relationship.
Note: Not to be confused with Love triangle.