There are three most popular styles of loveseats.
1. S-shaped Loveseat
This is the first real original loveseat that rendered characteristically the 2 seater sofa its popular name, loveseat. The S-shaped loveseat is made of 2 seats joined together and faced each other in opposite direction in a s shape.
Hence when two people seat in the S-shaped loveseat, they are facing each other and yet close enough to kiss, hug or touch each other. Hence, that’s how the name loveseat derived.
This is the only true loveseat. The back of the seat is cleverly shaped as an S instead of the straight form as in the common seating. The back of the people who sit on it would back up in the S curve. This clever seating position would allow intimate conversation for 2 people and at the same time, the people have their own separate seat.
2. Settee Loveseat
This evolved from the traditional S-shape loveseat which first appeared in the 1700’s. The settee loveseat is just a settee for 2 people.