What is the difference between a close friendship and romantic love?
What if you have everything a romantic relationship has (intimacy, commitment, trust, appreciation, understanding, acceptance, even physical interaction, etc) but the other person in the friendship says they don't love you in a relationship way? What is the difference? What causes someone to like someone as only a close friend rather than a potential partner?
- Anonymous9 years agoFavorite Answer
Close friendship - you can hang out with the person, even fall asleep with, without wanting to jump their bones.
Romantic love - You can hang out with the person, even fall asleep with, but you want to buy them flowers, read poetry (or sing) to them, and make them fall madly in love with you (and hopefully jump their bones in a romantic way).
What you are describing sounds like more than close friendship, less than romantic love...so friends with benefits. (Physical interaction without strings)
- chiekoLv 79 years ago
the physical intimacy.
we like what we like...go figure...
- Anonymous9 years ago
Not sure...trying to figure that one out too.