Love – Is Intimacy the Key?

When talking about love, most people instantly think about romantic love, the love that comes from a relationship or marriage involving two people. However, love is actually a collection of behaviors and emotions characterized by intense intimacy, emotional passion, commitment, and sharing. It includes emotional connection, caring, closeness, protection, devotion, and affection. Love can range from a simple, pure feeling to an intense emotional passion. It is typically associated with a number of positive emotional states, such as happiness, exhilaration, life fulfillment, and joy.


Love differs from sexual desire in that there is no reciprocity between the two states. People fall in love with each other not because they desire something from another person, but because of their similarities. For instance, a man might fall madly in love with his secretary because she makes him feel like a good boss, but they do not go out of their way to find a way to have sex with her. If a couple is in love with one another, the focus is often not on lust or the satisfaction of sexual desires, but on forming a deep personal connection that allows them to share their deepest feelings. Many couples say that being in love with another person is one of the most fulfilling feelings in life.

A lot of research has been done in the field of love, making a number of possible connections between different areas of love. Generally, one of the most popular theories is that people fall in love when they are in passionate love with someone. In other words, passionate love is usually characterized by feelings of longing and attraction rather than attachment, although attachment may occur at some point.

Another theory that scientists have explored is that romantic love is a result of several areas of the human brain being activated. One study claims that when one’s heart rate is faster than the other, the right side of their brain is more active. When they are apart, the same side of the brain is more inactive. This is one theory about why lovers tend to have more passionate feelings for one another after the breakup. It seems that the brain can activate its emotional areas during a romantic relationship and release chemicals that give us pleasure when we are with someone.

Intimacy has long been seen as a major part of relationships. In many cases, it has been thought that a major component of love is intimacy. In fact, many relationships have their foundation in intimacy. Romantic relationships often involve intense feelings of intimacy and longing for the partner before they progress into deeper intimate forms. As a result, some experts believe that this early bonding of intimacy with a partner is often what fuels love. However, a recent study claims that this isn’t the case.

The study argues that the early bonding, based on intimacy with another person, often leads to negative emotions such as jealousy and anger. These negative feelings then lead to a progression toward distant, less passionate feelings and a negative view of love and relationships in general. While we do not know whether or not love develops in these stages, the results of this study certainly show that intimacy does not play a significant role when it comes to romantic love.