This is a collection of pages developed by the site that explores questions about friendship.
This was clarified by Dalton (1959) who discusses how anthropologists and ethnographic researchers access "inside information" from within a particular cultural setting by establishing networks of intimates capable (and willing) to provide information unobtainable through formal channels.
The adjective "intimate" indicates detailed knowledge of a thing or person.
While the term intimate relationship commonly implies the inclusion of a sexual relationship, the term is also used as a euphemism for a relationship that is strictly sexual.
Intimate relationships play a central role in the overall human experience.
Intimacy generally refers to the feeling of being in a close personal association and belonging together.
It is a familiar and very close affective connection with another as a result of a bond that is formed through knowledge and experience of the other.
As a friend, he will not only be aware of your personal weaknesses, but he will know how to respond to them in a way that is constructive to the relationship and to your desire to improve yourself.
On that same note, you'll be aware of his bad fashion sense, his corny jokes, and his strange fondness for period pieces before you start dating him.
Genuine intimacy in human relationships requires dialogue, transparency, vulnerability, and reciprocity.
The verb "intimate" means "to state or make known".
An intimate relationship is an interpersonal relationship that involves physical and/or emotional intimacy.