"Love is friendhsip set on fire" except of course, when Cupid is an arsonist...then you just get my past 3 relationships. lol.
That being said though, science has again proven my intuition right:
Research conducted at Purdue University has concluded that friendship, not sex, is the secret to a long-lasting romantic relationship. Researchers found out that couples who value their friendship with their partner create relationships with more commitment, more love and greater sexual satisfaction than couples who lack friendship with their significant others".