People dream of "falling in love" their whole life, but in actuality love is just a chemical reaction that takes place when two people are attracted to each other. When you first start dating, you have sex every day, feel like nothing else matters, and feel happy all the time. As your relationship goes on, the love feelings start to fade and you start to feel bored. There is no longer a challenge. You feel like you know everything about your partner.
My opponent says that "people dream of 'falling in love', but in actuality love is just a chemical reaction." I agree with this. Love, however, is not just a chemical reaction. Love is something deeper, something truer, something more meaningful. St. Augustine said: "Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being 'in love' which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident." What he means is that what my opponent is talking about, a chemical reaction which only lasts for so long, is being "in love". However this is totally different from loving a person. Anyone can convince themselves that they are "in love". Loving, truly loving someone, is not butterflies and pure happiness: it's something deeper. That means that there may be negative or not-as-happy feeling involved as well, but that's what makes it all the more real and all the more true. Loving someone means that you have given them the tools to hurt you, you've let them see your heart, in essentials. And because of this, yes, they may, as my opponent says "know everything about you" but they love everything about you, and they don't want you to change. However, as human beings we are always changing, which is why my opponent's point about being bored is irrelevant. If you truly love your partner, then you can't get bored, because they are constantly changing, and you have to keep up with them just like they have to keep up with you.
For all these reasons, I urge you to vote Negative.