The three types of love according to philosophy are: Eros, Philos, and Agape.
Eros is the one that complicates our lives the most. Eros, like the word implies, rests on the physical side of love which is sometimes superficial, easily manipulated, and lusty. It is the type of love most of us love to feel because it activates all the right hormones that make us feel good, and gives us the giggles a lot.
Contrarily, Philos is the platonic love existing among friends. It is like the word says philosophically induced because whoever experiences it is a person who is joined by one who shares similar interests, and past times. Philosis less likely to be as troublesome as Eros, because Philos seeks no immediate satisfaction and tends to grow with time, as the two persons get to know each other.
Agape, the unconditional, sacrificial, endless, altruistic, and selfless love has to be taken with care, because we sometimes confuse it with Eros in terms of its intensity. However, Eros is a romantic and sexual love while Agape is a sincere affection that surpasses one's own self love and which involves sacrifices. Agape, to me, is the type of love a mother feels for her child, or for God, or for a higher power. Something that one is willing to go on Lent for, or sacrifice ones own pleasure's for their best interest. In this, Agape can help us become better persons and understand what true love is.
Eros, however, helps us very little because it is ephemeral; it goes away as soon as the hormones run out, or as soon as philos comes in and ruins the romance. But the truth is that out of the three, Agape is the highest, and Eros is the big trouble maker.