One could notice the emotional expressions of the couple being different when driving up, in between or when driving down the hills of Bel Air, Los Angeles, California.
Usages of nouns such as top and bottom and preposition such as in between in connection to love may make a difference in ones feelings. Spatial positions aside, the meanings associated to each usage may affect the feelings of love. According to Hans IJzerman and Sander L. Koole comment that appeared in the March 2011 issue of “Psych Bulletin”, metaphors used to describe ones interpersonal relationships can enhance ones social cognition by moving one from the concrete positional to the abstractness of love. Knowledge can have both top-down and bottom up structures and in between the structural positions lie many social, mind, and body factors that hinder or facilitate the processing of the feelings of love and the abstract concept of love.
Love on top
The noun “top” means zenith, acme, crown, crest, apex, peak, summit, pinnacle, lid, cap and cover. Used as an adjective, top refers to the upper, highest, topmost, maximum, best, first, leading, chief, principle, important, and eminent. As a verb “top” means to “outdo”, excel, exceed, improve on, better, beat and surpass. As a verb “top” may mean to put the lid on. All of these may induce the processing of love knowledge from the top with hedonic value, feelings of love- that may be connected to an achievement motivation, outward turning, or perhaps a sense of superiority in love relations.
Love at the bottom
The noun “bottom” means substructure, floor, foot, bed, foundation, underside, underneath and base. It is the antonym of top. These nouns may induce the processing of love knowledge from the bottom with hedonic value, feelings of love- that may be connected to a fundamental sense, inward turning, or perhaps a sense of inferiority in love relations.
Love in between
The preposition “in-between” can mean amid, among, “in the middle of”, isolating, separating or dividing. As an adverb addressing the temporal aspect of love, in between can mean “in the meantime”, at the same time, between times, in the intervening time, in the interval, or in the meanwhile. Space and time seem to merge in-between the top-down and the bottom-up knowledge of love. What comes “in between”?
In the article “A theory and method of love” by Clyde Hendrick and Susan Hendrick that appeared in the February 1986 issue of the “Journal of Personality and Social Psych” reliable relationship was found between different love styles and gender, ethnicity, past experience, self-esteem and the present status of love; these can be in between the top and the bottom up processing of love, the social, the mind, and the body.