Difference Between Similar Terms and Objects

Difference Between Love and Friendship

love-couplesLove vs Friendship

What is the difference between friendship and love? This question has always been
in the minds of people for centuries. Though a definite answer cannot be given for this question, one can come across some differences between the two.

Love and friendship are so much
related, that one cannot find any difference between the two.

When love can be termed as a sacrifice, friendship can be termed as a trust. Love is a feeling that is uncontrollable, and a feeling which one has for another person. On the other hand, friendship is quite different from love in this aspect.

Love is a feeling between two individuals, and only two persons are involved. On the contrary, friendship involves more individuals. One can have many friends, but a person can only have one person to love.

In love, there is great attachment for the other. Most of the time an individual gets hurt if his loved one is pained or hurt. This attachment may not be seen in friendship.

Regarding the emotions, individuals in love will experience a faster heartbeat when they meet. This is not so when friends meet. There is no way that one will lie awake and think of his friends for a whole night, but lovers will have sleepless nights, and dream about their lovers. The lovers even sleep and wake up with the thoughts of his or her lover.

Another difference that can be seen, is that in love, some physical element is also involved between individuals. On the other hand, there is no such physical element involved in friendship.

In regards to love, persons always share the same thoughts and interests, but friends always share the same interests.

Summary:

1. Love can be termed as a sacrifice; friendship can be termed as a trust.

2. One can have many friends, but a person can only have one person to love.

3. An individual can get hurt if his loved one is pained or hurt. This attachment may not be seen in friendship.

4. There is no chance that one will lie awake and think of his friends for a whole night, but lovers will have sleepless nights, and dream about their lovers. The lovers even sleep and wake up with the thoughts of his or her lover.

5. In regards to love, some physical element is also involved between individuals. On the other hand, there is no such physical element involved in friendship.


Search DifferenceBetween.net :

Custom Search


Help us improve. Rate this post! 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (12 votes, average: 3.33 out of 5)
Loading...

Email This Post Email This Post : If you like this article or our site. Please spread the word. Share it with your friends/family.



9 Comments

  1. this is a nice Talk,Keep up with it.

  2. U dunno wat true f’ship is….

  3. I do not understand it. My uncles are forcing me to have a girlfriend at age 17 and I am now 15 but I haven`t felt anything like what any of the people in the internet have stated. I only feel a rush in heartbeat when I will perform or talk in large crowds. How is this? They are forcing me because they will think that I am a homo if I do not have one at that age. My uncles and other family members are the type of people who gets in a relationship at an early stage at maybe 13 years old. This is the same with my father but not with my mother. My mother is very picky. What will I do?

    • Be yourself.
      People will try to make you live the life they wanted for themselves. The more you try to please these people the less pleased you will be. Stay strong, and true to yourself. I promise it’s worth it.
      And so what if your uncle think your gay or if you’re gay. Focus on people who love you no matter what.
      I know this is a late response but maybe it’ll help someone going through the same thing you did.

    • I agree with Crystalmarieperez…just be yourself. Also, a faster heartbeat is not required for true love. Love is less about the feelings and infatuations, and more about the thoughts and wishes. You may have a faster heartbeat at the beginning and sometimes in between, but that seems to me more like the signs of a temporary crush, not a long-lasting relationship. You’ll probably know when you know. (P.S. love is more sexual — not just sex, also things like wanting to kiss that other person or hold hands — and friendship more platonic. You can get the same feelings of happiness and excitement, however, from both.)

  4. One can have many friends, but a person can only have one person to love.

    Kinda’ outdated thinking in time of poly relationships.

  5. True love not support for life

  6. I don’t think this is right at all…for one, friendship can make you feel excited and slightly nervous, too — that “uncontrollable feeling” you said is only present in love. Also, you can have multiple crushes, and you can love multiple people at the same time (especially in platonic love). Then, there’s the difference between infatuation/a crush and love. I don’t think love is really based on so much of a feeling, as a thinking about that other person and wanting them to be okay. Hmmm…also I don’t think that “faster hearbeat” thing is true. It might be true at the beginning (in the stages of a crush/infatuation) but honestly, does my mom’s heart beat faster every time she sees my dad, and vice versa? Probably not, but I know they love each other. Also people CAN think about their friends for the whole night (worrying about them and such) in a non-romantic way, if they are a naturally anxious person or have a really close friendship. And friends DO get hurt when the other is hurt — otherwise, it would not be a friendship because a friendship can only really work if both sides are giving (and taking, I guess?) at the same time. Also, people in love may not always share the same thoughts and interests — I know many parents have different viewpoints, or different religions (for example, one may be a vegan and the other a meat-eater). This was a nice try, and I appreciate the effort you put in it, but…most of these things I feel are not accurate.

  7. This question is like which eye is more important , both the eyes are important even without one eye you can’t be complete.

Leave a Response

Please note: comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.

Articles on DifferenceBetween.net are general information, and are not intended to substitute for professional advice. The information is "AS IS", "WITH ALL FAULTS". User assumes all risk of use, damage, or injury. You agree that we have no liability for any damages.


See more about : ,
Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Finder