Well, snakes don't really have ways of showing love or affection... But they do tolerate you/allow you to touch and hold them and they do become used to you and other people touching/handling them without becoming aggressive.
Corn snakes are not venomous. They are constrictors and don't grow big enough to do any harm to a human, even children and babies. They are also some of the most docile snakes to have as pets.
Taking care of them is as easy as feeding them once every 5-7 days as babies, and then the bigger they grow and the bigger the rodents become that you feed them the less often you can feed them. Dexter was on rat pups, and he was being fed a bit of an irregular schedule. Since rats have more calories than mice, corn snakes can become fat from rats. I was feeding him one rat, then waiting about 8-10 days then feed him one rat, wait two weeks, feed him one rat, wait 8-10 days, one rat, 2 weeks... In that cycle. He actually did get a bit thicker which is good and he atleast did not get fat. He also got longer. The petshop did not have adult mice, that is why I took the rats, yesterday they did not have rats. So he is going back to mice.
So you want them to gain girth and length, most new snake owners struggle to get their snakes to get girth, because they are scared of feeding them prey that are too big. So they feed them 2 smaller ones. Which allows them to grow longer, but stay thin spaghetti snakes... They can eat a rodent that is upto 1,5 times as thick as the thickest part of their own bodies. And it looks soooooo cool when the bump moves down their body.
And then they need a terrarium, a cave or hide, fresh water, some enrichment and you only have to clean up after them about 4/5 days after they ate and handling them on a regular basis.