I've been in 2 of them and also casually dated quite abit.
From what I've heard: people casually date, stop for a while and then suddenly meet their soulmate.
But that's not what's happening to me.
Don't get me wrong, I'm kind of glad I haven't met 'the one' yet. Or at least haven't realised that I've already met them. There's so much more personal development that I need to do right now.
But the thing is, I'm in this weird place.
A weird place where I don't want a relationship, I don't want a hook-up; I want intimacy.
Intimacy where you can be held in the comfort of your bed, not in the middle of a club.
Intimacy where you always have someone's cheek to kiss, and there's no need to wonder if they'll be okay with it.
Intimacy where you feel loved without falling in love.
Surprisingly, my situation is not uncommon. I've talked to the women in my life and close friends and they're in the exact same boat.
It seems that as alot of us become adults, our need to be with someone physically, increases.
It seems that at our cores: we love and want to feel loved.
And when we do experience that lovely feeling of someone hugging us in a certain way or someone kissing our forehead;
we light up.
There's a certain hop to our step and a smile on our face.
Intimacy is something you cannot replace.