Laura - This character is a thirty-five year old legal secretary, and has been married for a year and a half. The narrator's depiction of this character is based on the continuing "honeymoon" tone of their relationship.
Mel McGinnis - This dominant character is a cardiologist and is described as "forty-five years old...tall and rangy with curly soft hair." This character is clearly an alcoholic as well as the one who focuses on the question of "what we talk about when we talk about love."
Nick - This character is the narrator, primarily playing the part of observer and contributing minimally to the conversation.
Teresa - This character gets married after escaping an abusive relationship. The topic of "love" first revolves around a discussion of this character's previous relationship. This character's relationship with his/her spouse is fraught with a deep-seated bitterness.
Terri - See Teresa
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