Physical aspects like kissing, touching, sex etc. aside, what is the difference? What is it that makes the line between being good friends with someone and being in a romantic relationship with them?
And, if there is a difference, how can someone make the jump with someone they're dating if it still feels like "just friends" when they're together?
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Friendship is a sliding scale.
If I like you as a friend a little bit, I let you a little close. If I like you as a friend a lot, I let you very close.
Even with my closest friends , though, there is only so open and honest I will be - some things are just to personal to share with them.
In a committed relationship, the barrier is gone. I'm completely open and honest about my worst fears and my wildest dreams. All my darkest secrets are laid bare and i`m completely vulnerable. to me a relationship is an especially good friendship where all intamacy barriers have come down - emotionally as well as physically. That only happens when you are in love.
Getting to that point is a tall order, I know, which is why I'm choosy who I date. I only develop an interest in a woman when I'm already friends with her for a long time and know her quite well. Unusual for a man, I know, but I'm just not interested in going out and finding someone to rub genitals with.
This might seem like an overly romantic view to many, but I have actually been this way before and that's what I want again.0