It is just a word.
It does not hold any special feelings, emotions, or similar stuff. In fact, I feel it is just a tag used by people to satisfy their sexual needs, manage their financial crisis and just pass their useless time.
I do not understand what the difference is between a prostitute and a girlfriend?
Oh yeah! I got it.
The difference is just that they get paid and you do not, wow! and you still consider it as love after he spoiled your mascara several times. Is this love?
Yeah as I said love is just a tag word used to fulfil their needs in every way and nothing else.