Originally Posted by starmonkey
The thing is that I don't know how to practice a relationship that doesn't have that passion and intimacy.
Now I'm remembering our previous conversation. If you don't feel anything romantic for this person but you do have some kind of intellectual interest in them then that's just a friend. Even if you have sex every now and then or whatever, that's still just a friend in my opinion. Not that there is anything wrong with having friends, just that they are different from romantic lovers.
Does she have some kind of romantic expectation from the relationship? Is that what you need to talk to her about?