From Shakespearian sonnets to Ray J’s “Sexy Can I?,” humans throughout history have spent their lives trying to describe the complex emotion of love. So then, what happens when we ask a bunch of romantically-frustrated NU students to describe it in three words?

“Kendall Nicole Jenner” — Martin Oppegaard

“Pepperoni sausage pizza” — Mollye Lent

“Inexplicable, fulfilling, unreasonable” — Garrett Matdusa

“That shit sucks” — Moriah Richardson

“Netflix and Chill” — Eleni Varelas

“Care, passion, hurt” — Clare Varellas

“Pure, unconditional, hard” — Lea Ware

“Reliance, affection, attachment” —Sophia Krevans