Existence 'is'. All exists within (this one) existence. That what is existence requires self-love for it itself to exist or it would not exist. I, therefore, conclude that existence equates to self-love and that self-love equates to existence. The aforementioned terminology applies to both the individual and the collective. At the existential level; self-love thus comes before (romantic) love.
Self-Love is vastly misunderstood for existence is Self-Love itself.
~ Wald Wassermann