ANSWERS: 100
  • In my humble opinion, it is better to love. When you give the love you get to feel it. At the same time, you may miss love that someone else is giving. Anyway - If you give enough love, you will receive enough back to be satisfied.
  • I believe they are both very important. And if you 'love' someone, they are being 'loved' and so 'Love' never ends.
  • Both are very important. Selfishly to be loved is very important to me because I have lost it,to love a person can bring much happiness but also much pain
  • Personally I believe both are equally important. To have reciprocating love is... amazing. But if you love someone, or someone loves you without it being returned, it really, really hurts. I think that the most important thing is that you can love and acknowledge love.
  • I personally feel that love is a give & take, you need to give love in order to get that love in return.
  • It is give and take. You will have to love to be loved. So both are important. Like begets like.
  • I would love to be loved by the person I am in love with.
  • Being able to give love and recieve love back is the most wonderful, beautifil thing in the world. But you have to have both for either one to be worth much, because either one on it's own can be the most terrible pain. If I had to choose, I would rather love someone who didn't love me back than have someone love me when I didn't love them back. Because to have someone love you, and to know that the fact that you don't love them back is hurting them, and that you can't do a damn thing to make that pain go away for them because you can't force love, for me, that's even worse than the pain of love denied.
  • I think both would be very important, because when you don't feel loved how do you cope?
  • Well a man IS known by his friends- but in order to get those friends he has to love first. To love is not more important though. To be loved shows that you do love however.
  • Since we cannot control who loves us we are only responsible for the love we show. So I think it is more important to love.
  • loving others is more important. I think we are built to love others.
  • IF YOU LOVE, YOU WILL BE LOVED.
  • Both. They are the main ingredients in all successful relationships.
  • well both are important.. but i think i love more then i am loved..
  • They are both of equal importance in my opinion, because I think you can't love without being loved... because you wouldn't know what feeling of love is..
  • I truly believe that "What Goes around comes back around". So if you love then you will be loved back.
  • To love. The Bible tells us to love our neighbors. It does not give us any expectations of being loved in return.
  • the question brings tears to my eyes...since my first response was love someone...but I realized that the story of my life. I ALWAYS place myself second and everyone and everything in front of my happiness.
  • To Love. Nothing beats being in love with someone. Even if it's unrequited, which will break your heart, you will be stronger and happier for it. As someone said "It's better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all".
  • To love. A person who does not love cannot appreciate being loved.
  • i believe it is important to have both in a good relationship.
  • to love because it takes a lot to let the feeling go away
  • To be loved. Unreturned love sucks, but I'm sure the proper answer is to love, regardless.
  • My first impulse is to say "to love" is by far more important. To be loved, yet having never loved anyone myself I could not fully appreciate the profound nature of what it means to be loved. Being loved without a true understanding of what it means would be tragic. Knowing love is the greatest gift, the only way to truly know, understand, and fully appreciate it is by feeling it for another. You can attain the gift without ever being loved, but without loving another it's impossible.
  • to be loved. i rather be loved because if i love someone, i dont know if she loves me. so, if someone loves me, i know that someone is thinking about me.
  • I would say to be loved because if you love someone and they dont love you back it hurts. The feeling of knowing your loved by someone is so great it can stay in someones heart forever.
  • To be loved, I'd say, AND to be aware of it. Being in love with someone doesn't guarantee the love will be returned.
  • both are great but i guess to be loved if i had to pick one :) :)
  • If you have ever hade a pet you would know both and to me they are equally important.
  • To love is more important, and more difficult. If you know how to love, people will see it, they will feel it and sooner or later, you will start feeling loved too. .. ... .. .
  • Till today i thought loving someone is more important but now i know how bad it feels to love some and to have to let them go.. so i dont know anymore... I dont regret it but i dont think i could go through that for the 3rd time.
  • The ability is love is infinitely more important. Almost anyone can BE loved (granted, that's a stretch with some folks). But loving while expecting nothing in return, that's the main thing. The first one is ego-centered; the second, focus on others.
  • To love. Odds are, you'll be loved in return. Odds are that someone needs the love more than you do. But love usually works against the odds now, doesn't it?
  • To love. Because in order to love someone else you must love yourself first. And if you find someone that you can truly allow yourself to love. They shoulld pick up on it and be able to love you back. Unfortunatley, it doesnt always happen like it should.
  • well, if you love, the love will be returned back, as BraveHeartReject said...and i think they are both important and equal...you really cant live w/o loving or being loved...it's the whole package! thats what i believe...
  • What is more important to me? To love someone. Yes to be loved is good. But when I love someone it makes me feel better as a person just because you treat them better than other's. Not saying you treat the others like crap but it just feels good. It's like doing something good for someone else instead of yourself.
  • I think there has to be an equal balance. If one loves someone but is not loved by others they may be lonely. But if a person is unloved there is something likely to be wrong with them, or the unloved is alienated from family. To love is a good quality, seeing the best in others despite their flaws is not always easy, but it's a beautiful thing to do. But I still believe you need both to be truly fulfilled. Unrequited romantic love is agonising.
  • To love. What you give, you get back.
  • Me personally I rather be loved, but...that might be alittle selfish..Both are important,to have true love.
  • If everyone in the world were to say, "Oh, being loved is more important than loving!" Everyone would just go around trying to get people to love them! Yeah... I'll leave that to you to figure out how it'd end up. But on the other hand, if you were to find loving others more important, you'd most likely do just that, and with success. The difference is that the "being loved part" would follow soon. In other words, they are most likely equally important. It's an innately important feeling to feel appreciated, but also in that same way, if nobody were to love, it wouldn't be possible to feel appreciated. You can't have one without the other. However, you also can't just expect to be loved without loving others yourself. Therefore, they're both important: to love AND to be loved; but in that order.
  • I think if you do the first, the other is the natural progression.
  • I think it's more important to be loved. To love is a pretty general term, you love your mom, you love your dad, you love chinese food, whatever it may be. Speaking on a relationship term however, to be loved is the greatest feeling I've ever experienced. Once I know I'm loved, I know it's okay to love back...to love without the reciprocal feeling is not a good feeling at all...
  • i believe you cant have one without the other
  • Its more important for me to beable to give and provide love.. at least i know 100% that its real/honest on my behalf. As for recieving love that is another gift....which with out i would'nt know how to love.......it starts with the love of a parent/caregiver or even god only then do u know what love is and how to love
  • personally i would say to be loved.no matter how much i loved a particulat female unless she loved me in return i would end the relationship.i ve had to do this many times and i ve never regretted it.believing that someone is in love with me is a real turn on for me and i m attracted to that person right away,but finding out that a person doesn t really care for me is an instant turnoff. one way streets go nowhere.
  • definately to love, if you cant love someone, you cant love yourself.
  • I cant imagine one without the other, but definitly to love
  • It is more important to love because if you love then you will be loved back by other people.
  • I think that both are equally important. In order to be capable of love, you need to have experienced love yourself. And this is the reason why alot of individuals have a misguided / inappropriate concept of 'love'. I work in welfare and in particular with young people and one in particular has a skewed perspective of love and that has led him to indulge in inappropriate relationships and have an inability to create, maintain and work within healthy relationships. For this individual, love and hate are blurred as are the lines between what is appropriate and what isn't. They have highly sexualised behaviours towards staff, they question their sexuality and suspect they are gay but fiercly fight it by being overly sexual with those around. I'm not blaming the parents for this at all, but I am saying that their lack of experience of the feeling of true, uninfluenced, simple, innocent love has really had a massive impact on their life and will most likely continue to influence their decisions and behaviours.
  • THis is a crucial question because people sometimes feel that they are not loved. I think that if you love others, then you won't worry whether you are loved. This is because, if you only worry whether you are loved, then you have no time for others.
  • i think that to love is more important because if you have the capacity and ability to love then that says alot about yourself and personality
  • to love. if you love than you are loved .. most of the time.
  • To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket — safe, dark, motionless, airless — it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation. The only place outside of Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell. C.S lewis This quote leaves me speechless every time I read it.
  • To love is more important because it shapes who you are, a loving person. Being loved does not necessarily have that effect.
  • they go hand in hand. i think you can only love someone so long with the feelings not being returned until you start to feel hurt and your love fades. if i could only have one though i would rather love someone.
  • I think they are equal, but loving puts you in a better place to be loved. <3
  • As for me,I'd rather love someone.I had many boys who loved me very much but I didn't love them at all and it caused much problems and I felt responsibility for their broken heart. To love is better..At least you won't do harm to anybody
  • Whichever one of those delisions makes you feel better.
  • I believe it is greater to love than to be loved because when you love someone else, you can feel those feelings, but you can't feel someone else's feelings of love towards you because they are theirs! You feel your own feelings about being loved by someone else but not their feelings of loving you. You have to give to recieve.
  • I believe it is greater to love than to be loved because when you love someone else, you can feel those feelings, but you can't feel someone else's feelings of love towards you because they are theirs! You feel your own feelings about being loved by someone else but not their feelings of loving you. You have to give to recieve.
  • can you really love without being loved at least a bit back?
  • Without feeling love, I believe it would eb difficult to effectively show lvoe for someone else. They're both wonderful experiences. You know what the world needs now? Love. Sweet love.
  • It is far more important to BE loved. One way love is tragic!
  • I think being loved is great, but loving is even greater, because it moves you beyond yourself and goes outside yourself to consider others before yourself.
  • To love
  • both should be treated the same unless sex is involved
  • You reap what you sow.
  • both duh
  • I definitely think everybody needs to be loved and all love at some point in their lives.
  • I think both are important.
  • To love. It's gotta start somewhere.
  • For it to work it must be equal.
  • My Granny always said ITS BETTER TO HAVE LOVED AND LOST, THAN TO NOT LOVE AT ALL
  • It starts with loving. You must love yourself first before you can love others and then you may be loved back. And ultimately, if you believe in God, we are all loved first by Him. If you don't take it in any order you want.
  • Both are important.
  • It is so much more satisfying to be in love. Sure it's great if it goes both ways. But being in love feels fantastic. Whereas being loved by someone you're not interested in, well that can be pretty sad.
  • The only thing you can do is loving. But if after a time you find out that they definitely do not love you, forget about it. I find it enriching to give love wherever I can, even if they do not appreciate it or if they were first aggressive. And if they give me a smile, I am happy. If you have a positive, not just self concerned way of thinking, you will also be loved, ar least by some people. If you feel that nobody loves you, it can be very depressing. Just try behaving positively. And if it really does not work, maybe you could try a good therapy.
  • To love, because that is the greatest thing to share and if you don't get loved back there plenty more out there to love lol
  • At first I thought being loved when I read this question, but what if a guy was in love with me and I didnt feel the same way back? So I go with, to love. In the past I was in love and I didnt receive it back at the end but when I "loved" this person, it was the most happiest thing I have EVER felt.
  • Listen to this quote: "It's nice to be important, but it's important to be nice" ~Some person i forgot It goes the same way. You should love the people who love you.
  • To love!
  • to be love and to be loved is the greatest feeling of all.. the old saying goes.."it is better to love and have lost, then to never have loved at all"..
  • &quot;To love" others seems to be a directive from many different religions - Christianity, Buddhism and others. Gandhi spoke of it. I believe it is a universal act that is recognized as selfless and commendable.
  • The ability to love I find is more important..you still have that ..you still have hope :)
  • I would like to say to love but I know in the end, I need to be loved too.
  • It's better to love because once you love you will becomed loved by others. If you don't love you wouldn't know how to appreciate it.
  • To love is more important because if you show love to people, it shows what kind of person you are.
  • Neither, balance is the Key.
  • For myself, I think being loved is more important. But at the same time, when you love someone you are loved back so its a win-win situation so I don't know if one of them is more important than the other.
  • To be loved, cause there is no better feeling than to know some one cares for you...it makes you happy
  • To Love: The love you give is the love you get.
  • both are equally important. I feel very blessed to have experienced being in love, as well as being loved. But love does hurt, it can make you weak but, it also builds strenght. Love is a feeling that your soul will never forget, it yearns for it. It is something that completes us...be it love of a friend, family member or lover. But of course it's best if your companion (loved one) would be by definition you best friend.
  • To be able to have loved and been loved, than to never have had any at all.
  • To Be Loved. Cause when you love someone they dont always love you back.
  • it's more important to love, because in order to be loved, you must love first.
  • Saint Augustine once said that it is only in giving of yourself that you will not lose yourself. I believe to truly love others without expecting to have love in return is the most amazing act of kindness a person can do. Hate is not the opposite of love, rather it is selfishness and indifference. So to love unselfishly is also loving yourself because your able to become the person your ment to be.
  • Love not, have not! Love many, have much!

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