Emotional attraction is an essential part of any healthy romantic relationship. But what exactly is it? And how can you increase the emotional attraction in your dating life?
Here’s everything you need to know about emotional attraction.
What Is Emotional Attraction?
Emotional attraction is a type of attraction, just like romantic attraction and sexual attraction. Emotional attraction occurs when you date someone who is trustworthy and supportive; someone who truly understands your emotional needs and how to meet them.
The Importance Of Emotional Attraction
A healthy romantic relationship needs both emotional and sexual attraction. If your relationship is solely based on sexual attraction, you will soon start to feel like some of your needs are being unfulfilled. This is totally fine if you are not looking for a serious relationship, but if you are you should try to find someone you are attracted to emotionally. This will help to build trust and friendship within the relationship, so the bond will get stronger as time goes on.
How To Increase Emotional Attraction
Do you want to increase the emotional attraction in your relationship? If so, here are five tips to help you.
1. Make Quality Time A Priority
Make sure that quality time is a priority in your relationship. And no, this doesn’t just mean being in the same room as each other; it means truly taking time to connect with each other. This could be putting away your phones and playing a board game together, or it could be simply talking about each other’s days over a cup of coffee. Either way, you should both be fully present!
2. Take Time To Do Things That Will Specifically Make Your Date Happy
Every so often do something that you know will make your partner happy. If they like Marvel, this could be buying tickets to the latest film, or if they like hiking you could plan a hike together. This is a great way to show your partner that you are genuinely supportive of their hobbies and interests.
3. Be Supportive
Be supportive on a daily basis. Actively listen when they are talking about their life or their problems, and try to show compassion (even if you don’t fully understand their feelings).
4. Fight Fair
Fighting is a normal part of any healthy relationship, so don’t be afraid of conflict. Instead approach any issue calmly, and avoid playing the blame game. You love each other, and the goal is to fix the problem; not make it worse.
5. Do Not Try To Change Each Other
Finally don’t try to change the person you are dating. Difference outlooks and beliefs are common, and they don’t have to mean the end of a relationship. So don’t try to manipulate your partner into changing. Instead love them for who they are (or leave them so that you can date someone more suitable!).