Originally Posted by River
Romantic friendship has existed, and presumably still exists. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romantic_friendship
But Monov... is right to ask "Are you sure he knows what he wants?"
Oh... yes, the wikipedia "Romantic Friendship" article is about same-sex "romantic friendships" -- but I'm sure there have been "romantic friendships" between guys and gals as well. That is: really profound and personal love without a sexual relationship.
I think this might be what he's after. They have a very intellectual relationship. Passionate - but not physical. But it could have developed that way cos he wants to keep that boundary to protect us and our marriage - more to look into I guess....