Originally Posted by rolypoly
I'd like to explore the word "need" more. Is it possible for them to have needs that you meet, so they attach them with you?
What needs of yours are being met by being in relationships in the first place?
I have no idea where desire ends and need begins. I would say the closest thing I have to a need is my very strong desire to procreate and parent. No matter how self-reliant and well-adjusted you are that's something that a human male can't readily do alone.
Beyond that, I really enjoy forming and deepening relationships. I feel like I get sufficient companionship just from friends and community, but obviously romantic relationships can be even more rewarding and rewarding on a deeper level. Ergo, I pursue romantic relationships.