[b][TL;DR: Would a relationship be better with or without love?][/b] I've begun to study Plato's dialogue of [i]Phaedrus[/i]. It is primarily about conducting proper rhetoric but offers a compelling view on love and relationships. Love [u]in this context[/u] being the emotional surges and romantic attachment an individual places on another. While this line of thought isn't new to the world I thought I would gather the opinions of the forum on this matter. Is it better to found a relationship based purely on friendship or should one follow the urges of passion? Each of these choices have been argued to be more important than the other throughout Human history. I ask you to choose what would be the better option if one had to choose.