What is an intimate relationship? Quotes that define the characteristics of real emotional intimacy.
Intimacy in relationships is commonly misconstrued. It’s not all about the physical aspect of your relationship. It’s deeper and more meaningful and emotional than that. Love has to be given more credit. If someone only finds intimacy with their significant other in the physicality of their relationship, maybe that connection and those feelings should be reconsidered. Everyone deserves to be loved entirely for everything they are and stand for.
Intimacy is emotions, love, thoughts, effort, smiles, laughs, memories, fights, and passion.
Too many times love is taken for granted and not appreciated the way that it should be. Lust is so frequently mistaken for love. Feelings and attachments that develop from a purely physical relationship make things complicated when people are trying not to build an actual relationship. It’s so hard to be physical with a person without developing some sort of feelings or attachments for them. That’s how people work. A lot of love stories start from a simple hook up because they end up spending so much time together due to their moments of lust and horniness that they can’t help but start to get to know that person regardless of their intentions going into the situation.
Intimacy in a relationship is often not given enough respect either. People tend to dive right into the physical aspect of a relationship because that’s fun and exciting, but it can also take away from the real emotional connections between two people. Or it can even distract the couple from a lack of emotional connection between them that they’re not yet ready to address. If two people are in a bad relationship and they just avoid their problems by being physical, it prevents them from growing closer and getting better emotionally and mentally with each other because all they think about and focus on is the intimacy between them physically.
1. Open your heart to those who’ve earned it.
“There’s a place in your heart where nobody’s been. Take me there.” — Rascal Flatts
2. Honesty is the best policy.
“Intimacy is about truth. When you realize you can tell someone your truth, when you can show yourself to them, when you stand in front of them and their response is ‘you’re safe with me’, that’s intimacy.” — Taylor Jenkins Reid
3. Dreaming about those you love means something.
“Let’s meet in our dreams tonight.” — Unknown
4. There are no coincidences.
“There are no accidental meetings between souls.” — Unknown
5. Intimacy is defined as a lot of things.
“Intimacy is not who you let touch you. Intimacy is who you text at 3 A.M. about your dreams and fears. Intimacy is giving someone your attention when ten other people are asking for it. Intimacy is the person always in the back on your mind, no matter how distracted you are.” — Unknown
6. Intimacy is more than touch.
“I literally love affection. It’s not about sex. I crave somebody to cuddle with me and to lay their head on my lap. I crave kisses, holding hands and running my thumb across theirs. Just looking at someone and thinking ‘how did I get this lucky’.” — Unknown
7. There is no comparison when it’s true love.
“We’re a mess you and I, but the truth is, you captivate me in ways no soul ever will.” — Perry Poetry
8. We crave true love.
“We think we want sex, but it’s not always about sex. It’s intimacy we want. To be touched. Looked at. Admired. Smiled at. Laugh with someone. Feel safe. Feel like someone’s really got you. That’s what we crave.” — Unknown
9. Their soul is so precious.
“Intimacy is not purely physical. It’s the act of connecting with someone so deeply, you feel like you can see into their soul.” — Unknown
10. Your mind is special and deserves to be delved into by those who love you.
“To have someone understand your mind is a different kind of intimacy.” — Unknown
11. Girls are easier to please than you think.
“A girl is happiest when she knows that you make her your everything, in front of everyone, every time.” — Unknown
12. Communication is the key to understanding.
“There’s so much intimacy in understanding. Someone who doesn’t understand you is not going to know how to love you, because they don’t know who you are.” — Unknown
13. If you love them for them, the rest will fall into place.
“You don’t fall in love with a body, you fall in love with a soul. And once in love with a soul, everything about that body becomes beautiful.” — Unknown
14. Get to know your significant other.
“Intimacy is not just physical; it is the deep bond of knowing.” — Unknown
15. You’re not the same person, don’t treat them like they are.
“The first thing you should know about me is that I’m not you. A lot more will make sense after that.” — Unknown
16. When you belong with someone, it’s the sincerest form of intimacy.
“Intimacy transcends the physical. It is a feeling of closeness that isn’t about proximity but of belonging. It is a beautiful emotional space in which two become one.” — Steve Maraboli
17. Intimacy can be simple and easy.
“It’s not always about sex, sometimes the best type of intimacy is where you just lay back, laugh together at the stupidest things, hold each other, and enjoy each other’s company.” — Unknown
18. It’s the little things.
“She cherishes small intimacies. A head resting against a shoulder, lips brushing against a nose, a kiss on the neck, a hand reaching out for her.” — Unknown
19. You know when you know.
“Chemistry is you touching my mind and setting my body on fire.” — Unknown
20. Love is intimate.
“I have looked at you in millions of ways and I have loved you in each.” — Unknown
21. The purest form of desire.
“I crave you in the most innocent form. I crave to say goodnight and give you forehead kisses and to say that I adore you when you feel at your worst. I crave you in ways where I just want to be next to you and nothing more or less.” — Unknown
22. Difficult communication is better than nothing.
“No matter how painful distance can be, not having you in my life would be worse.” — Unknown
23. A dream come true.
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” — Dr. Seuss
24. Let them know how much they matter.
“If you only knew how much those little moments with you mattered to me.” — Unknown
25. That lack of recovery is okay.
“They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald
26. No more overthinking.
“If the feelings are mutual, the effort will be equal.” — Unknown
27. Take advantage of the time.
“Take her like it’s the first time and the last time every single time.” — JmStorm
28. Don’t think that you’re in more control than you are.
“She’s been through hell and came out, an angel. You didn’t break her, darling. You don’t own that kind of power.” — BMM Poetry
29. Cuddles can be just as intimate as anything else.
“Cuddle me hardcore.” — Unknown
30. You’ll know it’s intimacy when you feel it.
“I don’t crave an intimacy that involves a touch of a hand, but instead one that causes a flame to burn in my soul.” — Unknown
31. You deserve the best.
“Take a lover who looks at you like you are magic.” — Frida Kahlo
32. Powerful words.
“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” — Oprah Winfrey
33. Yet somehow just rational enough.
“The people who succeed are irrationally passionate about something.” — Naval Ravikant
34. The eye of the storm.
“And in the middle of my chaos, there was you.” — Unknown
35. There is no easy explanation for love.
“I wish I could explain your eyes, and how the sound of your voice gives me butterflies. How your smile makes my heart skip a beat and how every time I’m with you, I feel so complete.” — Unknown
36. True love is worth the wait.
“I waited for you my entire life and you were worth every minute.” — Mark Anthony
37. Trust your instincts.
“Every cell in my body is telling me that you are my happily ever after.” — Unknown
38. You make me a better person.
“I love you, not only for what you are but for what I am when I am with you.” — Roy Croft
39. They should be there to help you solve your problems.
“May you fall in love with someone, who never gets tired of saving you from your own chaos.” — Unknown
40. Innocent love.
“My favorite place is inside your hug.” — Unknown
41. Choose your love and love your choice.
“I choose you. And I’ll choose you over and over. Without pause, without a doubt, in a heartbreak. I’ll keep choosing you.” — Unknown
42. Marry your best friend.
“In you, I’ve found the love of my life and my closest, truest friend.” — Unknown
43. You’ll know it when you feel it.
“So, this is what real love feels like.” — Unknown
44. Love at first sight.
“I fell in love with his soul before I could even touch his skin. If that isn’t true love, then please tell me what is.” — Unknown
45. It feels good to be reached out to.
“I love when you text me first, cause then I know you’re thinking about me.” — Unknown
46. Missing the person love is like no other pain.
“Words can’t describe the ache that runs through my body when I’m missing you.” — Unknown
47. Love has its tell.
“When a girl is in love, you can see it in her smile. When a guy is in love, you can see it in his eyes.” — Unknown
48. Waking up next to the person you love is one of the best feelings in the world.
“I hate waking up with you on my mind and not in my bed.” — Unknown
49. You are my everything.
“You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I’ve ever had.” — Unknown
50. I’ll choose you every time.
“If I could have anyone in the world, it would still be you.” — Unknown