Philos love is know as a love between two people in a friendship. These relationships tend to last longer since because of the bond of friendship before engaging into a romantic relationship. Everyone wants to marry their best friend and lover. Philos is beginning of such an idea.
Two people start out as friends, then tend to admire each other, and get involved in stronger emotions for one another. It takes time and patience but once you get there, it is a beautiful long relationship.
Philos love, unlike Eros, is based on a “give-and-take” relationship. Philos love is mutual while Eros is based on self-benefit. This type of love, like Eros, has speedbumps. It must evolve into a deeper form of love which is agape.