Online dating and intimacy
With recreational dating, there may not be any desire for a future meeting, or there may be a series of meetings over months and years.The so called friends with benefits arrangement often falls under this category.You don’t have to be sexually involved with someone to be intimate with them.Instead, intimacy is a connection that builds between two people over time.Emotional closeness, spiritual trust, and physical connectedness all play a role in creating intimacy.With that working definition, let’s move on to the four must-tackle intimacy issues you may be afraid to face.
It might or might not include sex, depending on the person and hteir values.
Relationship based dating is when someone has decided to purposefully look for that person (or people) who will be their long-term intimate partner.
They’ve assessed their life, their situation and their skills to be sure they’re ready for a relationship.
When in doubt, refer to the issues and strategies above.
Above all else, trust your gut and respond accordingly.