If you’re not physically attracted to your partner, is that even really a relationship?

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If you’re not physically attracted to your partner, is that even really a relationship?

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Hello

Let’s say you’re attracted to your partners mind, humor, etc, but there is no physical attraction. Would you consider that a relationship or just a friendship?

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For myself physical attraction is very important when it comes to a romantic relationship. If they’re no longer attractive to you they may as-well be a friend, you’ll most likely be avoiding any sexual physical contact at that point.
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Re: If you’re not physically attracted to your partner, is that even really a relationship?

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secret25 wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:39 pm
Hello

Let’s say you’re attracted to your partner's mind, humor, etc, but there is no physical attraction. Would you consider that a relationship or just a friendship?
Sexuality seems to have many different facets. This is why you see people labeling themselves as "asexual," "bisexual," and so on.
Even friendship is a relationship, because there is a relation there, a connection.
Perhaps you should read more on sexuality, see how you feel when seeing other people half naked (underwear ads, beach scenes from movies, so on). Also, do you see yourself growing old with this person? how would you feel if a different person was there instead of your partner...

It is true that sex is important in most romantic relationships. At times, for some people, other aspects become more important: emotional, physical, and mental security (aka, not being in an abusive, toxic relationship/environment), nowing that the other person won't just get up and leave in the middle of the night because you got chronically ill, so on.

if your heart still skips a beat now and then, when you see them, then perhaps the attraction didn't fully dim. it coud mean you might need to spice things up a bit. Or you might be worn down by stress. stress can remove sexual desire like no other.
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Re: If you’re not physically attracted to your partner, is that even really a relationship?

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Question for you: How rich is he?

If your answer is that he is totally rolling in the stuff, then it's a relationship.

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