Originally Posted by redpepper
What is the difference then between a romantic relationship, an intimate friendship that involves sex?
Oy, that is a vexing question, isn't it?
I don't think sex is necessary for a romantic attachment. I've had attachments that I thought were highly intimate and romantic, yet without any sex involved.
I've also had friends-with-benefits ties, where the friendship also included intimacy, yet I wouldn't term it a romantic tie.
I can feel the difference. I'm not certain I can describe the difference as yet.
For I have no words and I must speak!