An intimate relationship is an interpersonal relationship, which involves emotional or physical intimacy but it is generally a sexual relationship. It can also be a non-sexual relationship involving friends, family, or acquaintances. Presently, youth are making intimate relationships with their partners.
Emotional intimacy involves the feelings of closeness that plays an important role in a healthy relationship. However, once deeper the feelings of loving or liking for any individual then it may result in physical intimacy. But emotional intimacy may or may not be present in the physical intimacy that are depending on the depth of the relationship.
Physical intimacy is characterized by physical relationships, romantic love, or many other passionate relationships. Intimate relationships mainly based on sexual activity but there are several ways to build physical intimacy such as hugging, kissing, cuddling, and many more. Thus intimacy plays an important role in making a strong relationship.