Those who identify with Pragma, or pragmatic love, rely on logic and reason when searching for a potential partner.
They base levels of compatibility on how much someone could possibly meet their needs and fit into their lifestyle. They search for a partner that fits a particular image––being of a certain age, religion, or having a certain occupation or family orientation. These types also look for someone with their preferred characteristics––such as honesty, emotionally intelligence, or compatible conflict style.
Pragma love stands as an opposite force to Eros (or romantic) love. For Pragmatic lovers, the initial buzz and superficialities like physical attraction take a back seat to long-term matters. This doesn't necessarily mean Pragmatic lovers completely disregard the emotional intensity of early love. Instead, they know when to take a step back and view things with a realistic lens in order to ensure the sustainability and longevity of a relationship.
Pragma in many ways can oppose Ludic love, but in rare occasions there is potential for coexistence where each partner gives the other space for ludic expressions outside the relationship, while maintaining a pragmatic and committed core. This expression can be as benign as allowing for flirtations that can satisfy the esteem and game playing of the ludic lover to more open relationships entirely.