yes, but love can be a twisted thing until we cleanup our emotionally wounded selves. If our parents "loved" us by fighting with each other, getting divorced, our dad was controlling, mom was psycho... guess what our view of love is?
that's why Jesus/ God is needed to give us a clean slate, and counseling to cleanup that mess in our heads. then we learn to love ourselves, we get love from God, and we have something to give other imperfect persons.
Oh and we also want everything else that we want...:) But in the end, yes, we want love and respect.
A lot of people put love in some dusty box in the attic for many other things. While they say they want it, they place little value in it. It's like a trophy possession to them, not something they actually desire.
That's what I want but it feels impossible. The friendzone is an impenetrable barrier. Even online girls are too picky to even reply to me 99% of the time. I recently deleted 3 different dating site profiles because of it. Whether it's casual or serious, no girl out there ever wants to give me a chance at all. It sucks feeling worthless. Then when people are like "Don't worry, you're still young, it will come to you!" I've been hearing that since I was 12...