Hurme means blood, it’s not a common word. Veri is used mostly when talking about blood in general. But some positive and even romantic words have a bit hurme-blood in them:
Hurmaava - Charming, enchanting
Hurmata - To seduce, charm
It could have been that back in the days Finns described the feeling of love literally to cause blood rushing and blushing… Which is quite cute.
So…love triangles. They are a bit like the glitter of stories. They can make it better, but usually they don’t, and they just won’t go away. Here are a few pieces of advice when it comes to writing love triangles.
Don’t make the end obvious. It’s really boring for the reader when they know from the beginning which of the characters the girl (and it’s almost always a girl) will end up with. I mean, I love Jace and Clary in Classandra Clare’s The Moral Instruments, but the thing in the beginning with Clary and Simon and Jace is barely a love triangle, because it is almost immediately obvious that she will end up with Jace. This is fairly common. Even if it isn’t that obvious, the reader can usually tell by about halfway who the person will end up with.
Don’t play the dark devil/light angel dichotomy. This wouldn’t be so bad if it weren’t so miserably common. Yes, it makes for an interesting story. The first time. The 500th time, not so much. You don’t need to make the two (guys) diametric opposites. Think about who the middle person would want to get together with. Would they want to get together with two people with totally opposite personalities? If so, you need to think long and hard about why.
They don’t need to end up with either of them. You can have a triangle where neither one of them is the right choice. That is allowed.
You can make it a real love triangle. A likes B likes C who likes A. You can have some reciprocal relationships, but you don’t need to.
Polyamory. That’s a possibility too.
Don’t make one of them the secret brother. Ugh. That’s such a cop-out. It pretty much keeps you from having to resolve the issue of picking who the person should get together with, which kind of defeats all of the tension of having a love triangle. And really don’t end it like Vampire Knight.
Make the reader like both of them. The love triangle is kind of pointless if the readers don’t want the person to get together with one (or both) of them. Make them likeable. Don’t just make them sexy.
It’s possible to write great love triangles. You essentially just need to look at it like you’re writing two romances at the same time. This is about the main character (assuming it’s the main character) falling in love with two people at the same time and then having to choice. That’s where the tension comes from. They truly love both of these people, and they need to choose one because not choosing will break everyone’s heart.