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Debate Score:12
Arguments:12
Total Votes:12
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Is there such a thing as unconditional love?

Whilst some claim this exists, breaking up with someone when they cheat, lie or aren't the reality you hoped for is conditional love - and widely practiced.

Yes

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Side Score: 7
2 points

I think it refers more to a relationship like parent-child than romantic love.

Side: Yes

Yes, but it doesn't seem to apply to humans. It exist from your pets, dogs appear to love you unconditionally.

Side: Yes
Amarel(4913) Disputed
1 point

A beaten dog will often eventually bite the abusive owner.

Side: No
Thewayitis(4071) Clarified
1 point

Been bitten recently ?

Side: Yes

Yeah in Elizabeth Browning's poetry you would find this term"unconditional love" which she refers to as genuine and faithful love something that would overshadow any other temptation.

Side: Yes
1 point

The description does not clarify the question.

I am interpreting "Is there such a thing as unconditional love?" as "Does unconditional love exist?"

It would depend on how you define unconditional love.

If we go with the literal meaning of unconditional, then probably not. Love without conditions seems like an unrealistic notion.

Based on my understanding of unconditional love, it refers to platonic love between parent and child. This is technically a conditional love, the condition being the parent to child relationship. This exists in this world even if it is not present in every parent/child relationship.

Side: Yes
2 points

The prime condition for love is that you need emotions to feel it.

+1 for me. Hoo-rah.

Side: No
1 point

good point. unconditional love is not unconditional love when it ends upon the violation of a condition. there will always be a point or condition at which the relationship is over. try it. i double dare you.

Side: No
1 point

It implies that someone is deserving of love for no reason at all. I don't think it's a human attribute. To the extent that people try, it's a bad idea.

Side: No
1 point

If love was unconditional then there would be no need for divorce......?.

Adultery and all other conditions of trust etc etc would be tolerated - unconditionally....?

Side: No
1 point

We will never know. No love has ever endure all conditions. One's love would have to be tested in, and prevail through,

every condition imaginable in order to prove that unconditional love exists

Side: No