A love triangle refers to a romantic trio where each member may be independently linked to one another, or each member has a relationship with the other two (collectively speaking). It is differentiated from friendship and familial love. Romantic love comes with expectations of exclusivity. A love triangle is a complicated set-up. It comes in two flavors: rivalry between two members for the attention of the third member; or split-object triangle in which a member's romantic attentions are split between two objects of affection.