Most Helpful Guy
The phrase is taken from a stanza of "In Memorium A. A. H." by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.
The common sentiment applied to the phrase is that it's better to have fallen in love and have the relationship fail, then to never have fallen in love in the first place, which I generally agree with.
However, the poem is actually about the death of a close friend, as the title suggests.0
Most Helpful Girl
I agree with it. I've never been in a relationship and I hate the fact that I don't know what it's like to have been in love. People tell me I am lucky because I've never experienced the heartbreak of a breakup but I disagree completely. I'd rather have that then to have never known what it's like to be in love with someone.0