HGTV's The Cousins open up about love

What does love mean today? Sounds simple enough, but we all know, there is so much more to it. HGTV's The CousinsJohn Colaneri and Anthony Carrino open up about love in their lives.

Says John:

"Love is a very powerful word. Some people exploit it and use it very loosely this day in age. To truly love someone you have to commit yourself 110 percent and be able to put yourself out there. Many people cannot do this and they are afraid.

Until I started dating my wife, I truly never knew the meaning of love. I told other people I loved them, but it was never an unconditional love. My wife is not only the love of my life, but also my best friend. All the amazing experinces that happen to me in my life are not complete if she is not there by my side.

You need to marry or be with the person that allows you to just be you. No matter how goofy, large, small, nerdy, funny or grumpy you are, your partner loves you because there is only one of you in this world and you are unique.

Everyone deserves to find love and if they look within themsleves they will find it. Sometimes they are just not looking in the right places."

Says Anthony:

"Everyone has a different definition of what love is to them. I am still figuring that out. What love isn't is most certainly someone else's definition that you try and make work for yourself. A square peg doesn't fit in a round hole.

The one thing I do know is that for love to work, you need to be happy with yourself and by yourself. Fortunately I have gotten that far ... so we'll see where we go from here."

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