Both are so much related to each other and are so dissimilar! What are the differences between friendship and love? Is platonic friendship possible between person of opposite sex?
What is friendship? Why do we call a person our friend? When do we call someone a very good friend? If we care for a person, if we always ready to help that person and if we share most of thoughts with a person, they are our good friends. We can always count upon our good friends in our emergency. We are always sure that our friend will understand why we acted in a certain, we need not explain anything to our very good friends. The friendhip is so deep and the relationship is so intimate, that most of the things are automatically understood by our friends.
What about love? In a relationship of deep love all the sharing that we discussed above are taken for granted. But love transcends all this. During love we are attached with a particular person while in friendship one may have many friends. A loving relationship makes one so much attached to others, that one gets pained if his/her beloved is hurt! Love also involves a physical element, friendship does not have that. This is vital difference nature gives us love, so that specie can go forward, Nature does not give us friendship. Your heart beat will never increase in anticipation of meeting your friend. You will not feel totally lost if you don't meet your friend for few days. You will not lie awake at night thinking about your friend. You will not have dreams in your eyes thinking about your friend, but in love you will do all this and much more. Indeed there is no comparision between Love and Friendship.