I'm trying to find out what "I'm partial to …" means. I thought that it means the same as "I like …".
But I found this website, which claims:
If someone asks you whether you still love your husband after 50 years of marriage, for example, and you say, "I'm partial to him," you're either joking or politely saying "Not really." Being partial to something is to love as a warm stove is to a bonfire.
If you answer the question with "I'm partial to him", doesn't that mean that you still like your husband after all these years instead of being joking or saying that you don't like him (as this webite says)?
Also, what is meant by the comparison
Being partial to something is to love as a warm stove is to a bonfire.
Is a warm stove hotter than a bonfire? Is being partial to something less strong than loving something?