Truth or opinion about freindship and love....:X  

rm_mythree3 38F
3 posts
2/20/2006 11:21 pm

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Truth or opinion about freindship and love....:X

I am just curious in which gender male or female believes the top statement is more true, realistic, and wise... You can also IM me @ yahoo with any comments.. lbednar3 {screen name}

ourlittlesecret9 42M
8 posts
2/24/2006 3:39 pm

They go hand in hand, but there's different types of love. Friendship and love are beautiful things that have permanence, that aren't fleeting.

Lust, however is another matter, and has nothing to do with either friendship or love. It's more primal, more raw, more savage. It can come and go in an instant -- like some people each one of us knows !!!

Jeepidiot 43M

2/26/2006 2:31 pm

Love is just another higher level of friendship in my opinion. You can't really have love without friendship. You can have friendship without love though.

I'm willing to say that the statement is more true for men than women. While men seem to be more capable of having sex without love(or so I've always believed), I think that the person they choose to live their life with would have to be an incredible friend. Guys don't exactly like to just jump into marriage so for them to choose one person they would have to be absolutely sure that this person was someone they could spend their lives with and someone they could love forever. Who better than your best friend?

Or that could all be a load of crap and love doesn't exist in the world and it's all about personal satisfaction and professional achievement.

rm_oral_phaeton 36M

3/15/2006 8:00 pm

I do think that true friendship will always come back. Unfortunately, most friendship is proximity-based. If you deal with a person a significant amount of time, such as a co-worker that sits near you or a neighbor, they will become close to you. The more you interact with a person, the closer they become. True friendship doesn't need proximity to survive, although it might require proximity to start. The downside is that the only surefire way to separate true friendship from proximity-based friendship would be to let go of the butterfly and see what happens.

Love's a different beast. There's various types of love, and they all have totally different scopes and meanings. I'd suggest having a look at Sternberg's Triangular Theory of Love. It totally explains the way I see love. It explains well how you can love someone as a friend, love someone physically but not emotionally, and a wide mix of different love types.


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