The film starts when Harry meets Sally the day they graduate and she offers him a ride to the city of New York. Their lives take different paths as they relocate to different cities and get engaged to other people. Such real like obstacles are overcome finally by the strength of their love and friendship which results in a long lasting relationship. In different instances they are seen bumping into the lives of each other. Fear towards a sexual relationship is the dominant obstacle in the path of their love which lay dormant under the veil of friendship. This is reflected through some instances of their meet where a simple comment of Harry on Sally’s appearance angers her as she feels Harry is making a pass at her. Such instances lead to their temporary separation which is therefore initiated by the fear towards sexual relation or rather, a fear towards commitment. The question whether people of opposite sex can be only friends poses the central conflict. The presence of the elderly couples in the film reflects the idea of marriages that implies stability and security. They meet to discuss of their initial encounters falling in love and finally ending up getting married. These interviews intermittently hint at the impending future of the relation between Harry and Sally and the audience is not disheartened in the end.