Watson English Compare and Contrast Essay 9/24/2014 Loving Someone and Liking Someone: The Comparison What is the difference between loving someone and liking someone, or is there even a difference at all? Loving someone, or something, is to have a strong constant affection for them that may include physical attraction depending on what relation the person is to you. Liking someone, or something, is to enjoy that person, or thing, and to feel affection for the arson in a friendly, or sometimes more than friendly, manner.
Both to love and to like that person or thing mean to have affection for it, or them. They both mean that you enjoy and take pleasure in having that person or thing in your life. When you have affection meaning either loving or liking them, for someone then you tolerate and possibly help them with the problems and “baggage” they bring along. Whether you like that person or you love them, you would do nearly anything for them, depending on the strength of your feelings.
Although the two are similar in most aspects, they do differ in others. There are a few different types of love and liking someone, one is meant for a partner in life and the other is meant for friends who might not last as long. When you like someone, you tolerate them for a short time until they do something to upset you. People you love will not be able to upset you as easily as those you like, and will treat you with consideration whereas friends and those you like, will think of mostly themselves and what they can get out f you.