15 Types of Romantic Relationships

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On one of my previous post, I talked about one of the types of romantic relationships – open relationship. From the responses I got and while researching on the subject, I found out that there are other types of relationships we don’t know about. So let’s get to know them and maybe the knowledge will help us define our relationships better. When you really like someone, you cannot predict how the relationship will go but you can at least enjoy every bit of it.

There are many kinds of unique relationships that you could experience in your lifetime. When you first enter into a relationship with a special someone, you may not be able to predict the kind of relationship you’re in. But within a few months, you’ll know exactly which type you and your lover could fall into.

The relationship could be what you have been looking for, right for the moment or the worst thing you have to endure. Do we give up on love? No, we keep trying. Here are 15 types of romantic relationships:

1.The codependent relationship.

You need your partner to function effectively in life. This is the kind of relationship where you’re too dependent on your partner, and completely rely on them to help you in different ways – making decisions.

2. The controlling relationship.

One partner plays a dominant role in the romance, while the other partner just follows the rules. You may not realize you’re being dominated for a very long time, until you start getting frustrated and feeling helpless.

3. The held-by-loss relationship.

Both of you have lost a lover or have experienced a painful breakup recently, and have come together because both of you just needed somebody to love and get loved in return. Almost always a rebound relationship with someone just to fill the emptiness inside.

4 The open relationship.

An open relationship is a relationship where both partners are emotionally committed to each other. But sexually, well, not so much. Both partners have sex with other people outside the relationship with each other’s consent.

5 The pastime fling.

You are not there for the future plans. You’re happy for now, but somewhere inside, you’re convinced that the relationship won’t work out or last forever.

6. The asexual relationship.

Zero sexual relationship.

7. The trophy relationship.

You’re dating your partner because it makes you look better or gives you something materialistic in return. Gold diggers and men with trophy wives are the best fit for this type of relationship. The love in this relationship may be true, but the foundation of the relationship is built on material ground instead of romantic compatibility.

8. The sexual affair.

You’re in the relationship only for the sex. There’s no emotional connection and you just don’t care about building the love. You’re sexually infatuated by your partner, and you don’t care how they treat you as long as you get physical intimacy.

9. The imperfect relationship.

I think so many people fall into this category. You know your relationship isn’t perfect, but you don’t really want to change it. You don’t complain, because you’ve accepted your partner and your life to be less than perfect. And you feel you can’t change anything even if you want to.

10 The long distance relationship.

In a long distance relationship, both of you love each other and are connected to each other emotionally. But physically, both of you live in two different area codes and share minimal physical intimacy. You’d have to deal with insecurities and jealously, and several bouts of suspicion now and then.

11 The complicated relationship.

Complicated relationships are the trickiest kind of relationships. Both partners may know that things aren’t perfect in loveland, either because of the involvement of a third person, or because of the incompatibility, but yet both of you have no idea how to fix the issue or deal with it.

12 Friends with benefits.

The friends with benefits relationship is a completely no strings attached agreement between two people, where there’s sexual intimacy and nothing more.

13 The truly compatible romance.

This is the hardest type of relationship to find. But then again, this is the only definition of a perfectly romantic relationship. Both of you are compatible and completely understand each other, and accept each other for who both of you are. There’s love in the air, and everyone else is envious of your relationship.

14. Committed relationship

A committed relationship is based on an agreement between you and your partner and involves lots of trust, openness, honesty, and love. This is where partners are dedicated and faithful to each other. A good example of committed relationships is that between married couples.

15. The Power Couple

These two love the image that they project, and both enjoy being successful and enviable.  They affirm each other’s success and desirability frequently.  These two like how perfect they seem to others, and they are committed to their career.  Some think this type of couple is narcissistic, but if it works for them, it works.

Now that we know, which kind of romantic relationship are you in right now?

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  1. Very insightful article. With this foundation properly layed, i believe, each relationship will be off the conflict zone. God bless you dear.

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