Emotional intimacy occurs when couples share their inner thoughts with one another and rely on one another for emotional support.To an extent, dating couples will become increasingly emotionally intimate. As people begin to know and trust one another, they become more deeply emotionally linked.If proper boundaries are not established, increasing intimacy can have some undesirable results – such as feelings of abuse or betrayal following a break-up, loss of appropriate personal boundaries without a commensurate commitment, and beginning to become one before the couple actually belongs to one another.
It is also wise to be aware of whether certain physical touches lead a person to desire more intimate touch.
For example, does a hug of greeting quickly lead to a make-out session?
A dictionary definition of intimacy talks about close friendship, deep emotional connection, and sexual involvement.
To be intimate with someone is to be close to him or her, to reveal private information, to feel linked together.
Recognizing personal healthy boundaries is the first step, but physical boundaries should be mutually established prior to physical contact.