We choose to feed ourselves, bathe, interact with society and love.
Everything is a choice. Love is a choice. If you choose to love, you choose to honour that with everything you have and everything you are.
You cannot choose love and then fall prey to desires or "needs" that contradict that. If you choose those things you are chosing AGAINST love.
Life is not both. You cannot have your cake and eat it too. You can cater to the desires of the flesh and the desires of your ego, but you cannot cater to these and cater to love at the same time.
If you choose to love, protect it. Don't let yourself get caught up in the other stuff. As important as it may seem now, there is nothing more important than love.
Thus endeth the soapbox for the day.