Lovebirds make great pets. I don't have birds, personally, I think they are messier then I like.
My best advice to you if you decide to get a bird - JUST HAVE ONE!! If you have two and you keep them together, then they bond to each other.
I worked at a petstore that bred it's own birds and my jobs was to clean the cages, feed, water and keep an eye on the eggs of the breeding birds. There isn't anything nastier then a bird protecting it's nest and those Lovebirds were the bane of my existance!