Does "real thing" mean "real love" here?
You are correct. The "real thing" being referred to here is "real love." You can also use "real thing" to refer to something that is authentic or genuine. It doesn't just apply to situations of love. Ex: I found a Gucci purse at the thrift shop today. I think it could be the real thing! Ex: You've never been in love before, so how do you know this is the real thing?
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