Men struggling for a woman

Is love worth fighting for?

February 17, 2018
  • Yes
  • No

Love is a subject that poets, philosophers, and even scientists have pondered for millennia. It’s like the chicken-and-the-egg situation – which came first, love or the desire to talk about it?

The United States, the home of Hollywood romance and a plethora of songs about heartbreak, presents a perfect backdrop for our question of the day – “Is love worth fighting for?”

Team YES: Fight for Love Like It’s the Last Slice of Pizza

“Where there is love, there is life,”

– Mahatma Gandhi

The proponents of the “Yes” camp believe that love, in its purest form, is worth every ounce of energy, every sleepless night, and every tear shed. After all, love is the very essence of life, driving people to do things they never imagined.

Considering statistics (because, why not?), 53% of Americans believe in soulmates. This suggests that over half the nation feels there’s that one person who completes them, a Jerry Maguire-esque “You complete me” kind of bond. Now, if you believed you had found that person, wouldn’t you fight for them?

Furthermore, love, like that steaming cup of morning coffee, often gets better the more effort you put into it. Relationships are about growth and understanding. If you never faced challenges, how would you ever learn about your partner’s strengths and weaknesses, or even your own?

Team NO: Love Should Be as Easy as Sunday Morning

“If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they never were,”

Richard Bach

For those in the “No” camp, love shouldn’t be a tug of war. It should flow like honey on a warm day (just slower when you’re trying to make a sandwich).

Sunday morning cup of tea couple in the restaurant smiling, enjoying

Looking at it practically, 34% of Americans have said they’ve felt ‘relationship burnout’. They cite constant arguments, feeling unappreciated, or the sensation of walking on eggshells as reasons. So, for them, if love becomes a battlefield, maybe it’s time to hang up the armor and find a peaceful pasture.

Moreover, let’s peek into the minds of the millennials. According to a study, millennials are more likely to believe in personal fulfillment than previous generations. If fighting for love feels like a constant battle without personal happiness, many may feel it’s not the hill they want to die on.

Wading Through The Waters of Love

When love knocks on your door, or more realistically, when it swipes right on your dating app, the response is bound to vary from person to person. For some, love is like the golden ticket from Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory – rare, precious, and worth all the trouble. For others, it’s about a journey of self-discovery, where personal peace and mutual respect reign supreme.

A person in a rowboat navigating between two islands, one lush and vibrant representing passion and the other calm and serene symbolizing peace, with heart-shaped clouds overhead.

And here’s a quirky fact to toss into your love salad: Research suggests that the feeling of “falling in love” releases the same amount of endorphins as consuming a bar of chocolate or going on a roller-coaster ride. But unlike chocolate and roller-coasters, love’s effects aren’t momentary. They can linger, for better or worse.

So, if you find yourself wondering whether to tie your boxing gloves and enter the ring or relax with a cup of tea, remember love is as complex as a Rubik’s cube. Sometimes it aligns effortlessly, and sometimes it requires a bit of maneuvering.

But hey, isn’t that what makes love the ultimate adventure in the land of the free and the home of the brave? So, America, the choice is yours. Which team are you on?

  • Share opinions on topics that matter to you.
  • Learn what others think through comprehensive, real time stats.
  • Your vote is anonymous.
Sign Up. It's free!
Register to vote and to view all content
  • in use
  • taken
    We assume that you want to comment anonymously so we recommend not using your real name for the username.
    • Must be 6 - 20 characters.
    • Allowed characters: a-z, A-Z, 0-9, underscores, periods and hyphens.
    • Must start with a letter.
  • Password must meet the following requirements:
    • Be at least 8 characters
    • At least one number
    • At least one uppercase letter
    • At least one lowercase letter
  • I agree to Terms of Use and I have read Privacy Policy.
Sign Up

More in Love
An ethereal twilight forest, where bioluminescent mushrooms illuminate a clearing and in the center, a crystal-clear pond reflects a constellation not seen in our night sky. Nearby, a family of deer with iridescent antlers in the water
How do you perceive the balance of closeness and distance in intimate relationships?
September 23, 2023
  • It's crucial to find the perfect balance to maintain warmth without pain.
  • Too much closeness can be suffocating; distance is necessary.
  • Intimacy requires constant adjustment, much like porcupines finding the right distance.
  • Relationships are more about enduring imperfections than seeking perfect proximity.
  • People inherently have flaws, and relationships require accepting those flaws.
Balancing Act: Closeness vs. Distance in Intimate Relationships When we embark on the journey of intimate relationships, one of the most delicate dances we engage…
beautiful young multiethnic couple
How would you describe you and your partner’s psychological compatibility?
March 30, 2019
  • Outstanding. We’re like two peas in a pod
  • It’s good, but it could use some improvement
  • We’re incompatible, but we appreciate the differences
  • Incompatible, and it’s only a matter of time before we separate
“Before you marry a person, you should first make them use a computer with slow Internet to see who they really are.” – Will Ferrell Psychological…