A friend is someone who knows you very well and puts up with all the bs you say and do, love is not just kissing and hooking up love is wanting to be with that person seeing all the imperfections that your friends dont really see and but can still talk and hang out like friends do. that's why most people say that they married their best friend, it just depends on how you view things.
Love and friend connection is that if he or she is a friend then love is always there. Friend without love cant be friend and love without a friend cant be love. It should be LOVE FRIEND rather then B/F OR G/F.