Sexual attraction: What's the difference between romantic attraction and sexual attraction?

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Sexual attraction: What's the difference between romantic attraction and sexual attraction?
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Anonymous
November 27th, 2014 1:04am
Sexual attraction is typically defined as a pull or allure toward a specific person in which you wish to partake in sexual activities with them. It's looking at a person and having a feeling that makes you think "I'd like to have sex with them." Romantic attraction, on the other hand, is typically defined as a similar pull or allure toward a specific person, but instead of a sexual desire, it's a romantic desire. It's when you look at someone and have a feeling that makes you think "I'd like to do romantic things with them." What those romantic things entail depends on the person. For some, it may be dates, dinners, holding hands, and cuddling. Others may include kissing with that. Others may not like anything that involves touching. Whatever activities, thoughts, and feelings you think of when you consider what is "romantic," those are what you'd think about, feel toward, and want to do with someone you are romantically attracted to.
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Anonymous
April 3rd, 2018 5:19pm
the easiest way to understand is to consider physical attraction compared to attraction to someone’s personality traits. Romantic attraction is when you’re attracted to a person because you like their personality and would like a non-sexual relationship. whereas sexual attraction is the attraction to someone physically, wanting a sexual relationship with them.

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lifelovewhy
April 23rd, 2018 11:56am
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Anonymous
June 14th, 2016 3:30am
Me and my best friend have been friends for 3 years... and recently we have been spending a lot more time texting and seeing each other... we have spent the night together twice which was great but he is not physically attractive to me but he is sweet... kind... really cares for me and i feel like he knows everything about me and me him which makes me really trust him. Can you spend the rest of your life with someone who u dont find them physically attractive?
Erynn
November 29th, 2014 8:37am
Sexual attraction is having feelings of a sexual nature - you would like to have a sexual relation with this person - either in real life, or in fantasy. Romantic attraction is having feelings of a romantic, but not sexual, nature. It's perhaps wanting to kiss, cuddle, but maybe even less physical things like say I love you and go on dates and do the emotional-caring part of a relationship but not necessarily with the physical parts of a relationship. Often, sexual attraction and romantic attraction happen at the same time, but not always. Sometimes people are only sexually attracted to a person, or only romantically attracted.
EmeliaKate
July 25th, 2015 5:04pm
People often speak of the two as if they're the same thing, or as if they always come together, but the reality is that they are two separate things. Romantic attraction is what we tend to think of as "love" - you feel a strong emotional connection to a person and want to spend time alone in their company. Sometimes it is accompanied by sexual attraction, which is where you want to engage in physical (sexual) contact with that person. Sexual attraction doesn't have to be accompanied by romantic attraction or visa versa. Some people feel both, or one, or neither. This video explains some of the different ways that human sexuality and identity can be divided into its distinct aspects: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXAoG8vAyzI
eternalBubbles87
November 27th, 2014 9:26pm
Romantic attraction is when you would like to develop a romantic relationship. A sexual attraction is when you want to develop a sexual relationship
Marto
December 4th, 2014 7:21am
Well, this is a very difficult answer. I'm sorry for the wall of text: Romantic attraction can be completely platonic in nature. There can be no trace of sexuality in it. A gay guy can feel it for a straight girl. It can be anything from spiritual, intellectual, emotional. Of course it can encompass all of them, and also be sexual. But they are not necessarily inclusive, and they are not mutually exclusive. At the same time, sexual attraction can be purely physical. It's my opionion, of course, but I don't believe they have to overlap. I believe someone can have a sexual relationship with somebody without that marring or hurting an emotional relationship they have with someone else. I don't believe it's cheating, as long as everything is talked about from the beginning and they go through the basic notions of what it's to be expected of each other. Of course, if there isn't an explicit agreement, and you hide from your SO that you're having sexual relationships, even if you consider them to be meaningless, then it'd be wrong, it'd be cheating. I believe in honesty and full disclosure. Everything else is second to that.
GwenTG
December 21st, 2014 7:18pm
Sexual orientation: Orientation of genders to which one experiences sexual (erotic) attraction usually expressed with sexual interactions, fantasy, lust, and stimulation. Romantic orientation: Orientations of genders to which one experiences romantic (love) attraction expressed by interpersonal bonding, relationship-building, and emotion.
Sweetlolly11
June 28th, 2015 2:06am
Sexual attraction comes first. You want to touch that person, feel their presence, kiss them and so on. Their body excites you, their looks attract you. Romantic attraction needs time - once you get to know the person, the way they say something, the look they have in their eye when they talk about their passion, and how all that makes you smile - now, that's romantic attraction :)
chamomilecompanion
November 26th, 2014 11:10pm
Romantic attraction deals with trust and respect on an emotional level. You feel supported and cared for and do the same for your partner.
LifeWithoutYouIsNewToo
August 1st, 2015 7:21am
Sexual attraction is just when you are interested in somebodys body, or the touch/feel of their body. Romantic is when you're together you seem like nothing else is real, and when you're alone you want them so badly it drives you mad
Itsacrazylifewelive
July 15th, 2015 5:54pm
Romantic attraction is the deep intimate feeling that you really like this person for their soul, spirit, heart and mind. This is the attraction that has you thinking about the person for hours and all the time practically. The one that gives you butterflies. While sexual attraction, is that tingly feeling you get in your lower regions when you think of them and the fact that you can't stop thinking of their body in a sexual manner.
Anonymous
November 27th, 2014 12:59am
Romantic is where you feel emotionally connected to someone and want a relationship, sexual is about sex.
Anonymous
January 5th, 2015 5:30am
A romantic attraction is when you feel an inclination or allure to do romantic things with a person, while sexual attraction refers to a pull or allure to do sexual activities/things with another. The parameters of what's romantic and what’s sexual might depend largely on the person...for example for some kissing someone on the mouth might be romantic while for another that could be sexual. For some people, these two orientations go hand in hand (as someone being bisexual is also biromantic) but for someone that experience this attraction differently they might explain it a little more 9 some examples might be a panromantic asexual or a biromantic homosexual, etc.).
Anonymous
June 27th, 2015 4:51pm
This is a really good question! I think a lot of people seem to have their own specific definition of the two terms, so here's my own: -Romantic attraction is the more "emotional" attraction. It is feeling attracted to a person in a way where you enjoy spending time with someone, and want to form a close, intimate relationship with them. It's looking -Sexual attraction is more about wanting to have sex with a person. You can certainly have really romantic, emotional sex, but sexual attraction alone is more about the physical components to a relationship, and not the personal parts. Romantic attraction is the love and sexual attraction is the lust in a relationship. They can be intertwined, or someone could only feel one type of attraction. It can also be more gender specific. So, one could identify as being attracted romantically to both males and females, but only be attracted sexually to one of those genders.
Anonymous
August 12th, 2015 5:21am
Physical penetration is sex, which is a very superficial thing. Psychological penetration is love, which is far more deep, far more significant, far more beautiful, far more human. And then there is a third kind of penetration: when two consciousnesses meet, merge, and melt into each other. -Osho
tranquilCentaur
December 7th, 2014 11:18pm
Romantic attraction is wanting be romantically involved with a person without sex or anything sexual being a factor. Sexual attraction is based solely on if you would have sex or any sort of sexual encounter with someone.
happysloth
April 22nd, 2015 6:22pm
Romantic attraction is the emotional side -- the warm, fuzzy feeling their personality, quirks, and snuggles give you. Sexual attraction is generally more physical.
mzxw
July 26th, 2015 4:04pm
Romantic attraction and sexual attraction are two very different things. Usually romantic attractions aroused after you start getting to know the person because by then you already know about their personalities, what they do, how they respond to actions, and mainly how they are acting towards you. However, sexual attraction on the other hand grows when you are attracted to the person because of their physical qualities. You are attracted only by looking the person physically without even knowing who they are inside. Basically when you are only attracted to the physical appearance, you got the desire to get to know this person and be with them so you can admire those physical qualities closer. I mean, if you don't have any prior knowledge about this person, how can you know how you are feeling when you are around them or how they are going to act around you? Romantic attraction definitely got something to do with wanting to be attracted back by the same person, and sexual attraction got something to do by wanting to have physical contacts with the person because they got your attention by that particular physical appearance that made you feel lust. You'll know when you're attracted to a person only sexually when you can just forget about them in a short time period. But you know you are attracted to a person romantically when it's hard for you to get over them, knowing that there's a chance that somebody else could make them smile other than you, or when you are constantly worrying about their being.
SpencerT
April 8th, 2015 5:39pm
Romantic attraction is a social construct, sexual attraction is an instinct that ensures the continuation of the human race. One might be romantically attracted to the idea of a financially secure and generous person, even if sexual attraction is not there. One might be sexually attracted to somebody, generally due to individual physical attributes considered attractive, regardless of any romantic aspects. Though different, they amount to fundamentally similar outcome: the human instinct to survive and and have healthy offspring.
Orchid17
July 31st, 2015 9:49pm
Romantic attraction is when you feel an emotional connection with those who you like/love. You want to be in a close relationship and gradually become more intimate over time. Sexual attraction is when you let your body take over with the hormones and you feel lust over love.
bonfalu
August 6th, 2015 4:15pm
Sexual attraction is the pull you feel from your inner thighs while romantic attraction is the pull you feel from the bottom of your heart.
KindSunflower17
August 12th, 2015 5:46pm
I believe that when you are romantically attracted by someone, you really care for that person, you want to know them better and to try to understand their feelings. You want to commit to that person, to be with them in happiness and in sadness also, you feel the need to mean something to them, to cherish and be cherished. While sexual attraction means that you only find this person physically attractive, you are willing to have a sexual relation with them, but nothing more.
Dillion
August 2nd, 2015 10:36pm
A romantic attraction is feelings of long term relationships that want to spend time together and share the truth about their relationship. A sexual attraction, means that you find the person attractive, and very appealing to have a sexual relationship. Sexual relationships tend to not become public as often as romantic relationships do. Also another big difference, is in romantic, you want to spend more time with each other rather then a sexual relationship one night stand.
LittleMissListen
June 25th, 2015 8:10am
Simply put, sexual attraction is the desire to have sex with a someone; it can be an immediate desire upon seeing them or a more gradual one that develops over time, but in the end the base desire is for sex with that person. Those feelings might be described with words like 'fiery', 'burning', etc. Romantic attraction is a desire for whatever you perceive is a romantic relationship with a specific person. It can also be immediate or more gradual. These feelings may be referred to as the 'warm fuzzies', or similar ideas to do with warmth, protectiveness, and closeness.
Jenna
July 25th, 2015 3:52am
Romantic Attraction: Attraction to have what is considered to be a romantic relationship. Things such as dates would be desired of people you feel romantically towards. Sexual Attraction: Attraction with the desire to have sex with another. This is usually based on physical attraction.
thewiseowl
August 1st, 2015 5:30pm
Romantic Attraction is attraction towards a person's EVERYTHING. Their flaws, their negative and positive attributes, their personality(may it be good, bad or both) THEIR EVERYTHING. You want their attention and time. Sexual Attraction is attraction towards a person's body. The thing you usually want from them is sexual activities and it ends there.
AnnaLs
August 13th, 2015 8:37pm
Romantic attraction means you love everything about the signifiant other, from personality to looks. Sexual attraction means you only love what you see with your eyes or the sexual plesure they might offer you.
Fadi
August 16th, 2015 9:33pm
Romantic attraction and infatuation is all about bonding and connection. Connection can be neglected, grow stale and die off, or it can be focused on and amped up. while sexual attraction is polarity. Light and dark, masculine and feminine.
Anonymous
March 31st, 2016 2:46pm
In my personal experience, romantic attraction has meant a strong feeling of love, connection, and a longing to grow together. A desire for emotional intimacy. Sexual attraction for me is excitement, curiosity, a fun energy, freedom. I feel romantic attraction when I witness kindness, compassion, and humanity in a person. I feel sexually attracted when I witness that person feeling confident, having fun, or shining in their own element.
Anonymous
June 19th, 2015 2:44am
Romantic attraction can seem more innocent, it's more about wanting to spend time with someone or getting to know them better. Sexual attraction is pure lust, and without the feelings of romantic attraction.
Anonymous
June 27th, 2015 9:45pm
With romantic attraction, you care what the person thinks about you even if you have no hope of getting together with them.
paixao79
July 9th, 2015 5:14pm
Romantic attraction can be defined by the way you feel about someone emotionally, usually influenced by how they act around you and treat you - e.g. you are attracted to him/her because of his/her qualities like kindness, generosity, genuineness, humility etc. You become attracted to the person because of who he/she is, how they treat you and how you feel around them. Sexual attraction on the other hand, although affected by the way someone acts around you and treats you, is highly dependent on psychological innate factors determining what you find physically attractive and the chemistry between two people. You want to express yourself sexually based on these things - and for many, they can't identify what determines who they are sexually attracted to.
Charlotte54
July 24th, 2015 9:58pm
Sexual attraction is something defined as being a general biological 'lure' to someone, whereas a romantic attraction is more of a 'concept' in the sense that it is a desire for a relationship and the aspects that accompany relationships.
dreamaboutme
December 25th, 2015 9:14pm
Romantic attraction is when you actually love that certain person. You want to hug them, hold them, and just spend the rest of your life with them. Sexual attraction is when you simply want to have an intercourse with that person.
Anonymous
August 14th, 2015 11:24am
Sexual attraction is when a person desires to have a sexual intercouse with another person. Eg."Do I wanna have sex with them?" Romantic attraction is when a person has romatic feelings for another person (love them, like them but not quite there yet...). Eg."Do I want to spend the rest of my life with them?"
CaringDemon6
September 21st, 2015 12:17pm
Well from experience I can tell you that the two are very different. A romantic attraction is when you are attracted to the person because of their personality, you are head over heels for the person and you rarely daydream about them sexually. Now a sexual attraction is when you only imagine the person as a sex toy. That feeling you get when they are shirtless. You constantly daydream about them sexually.
SpiritOasis
June 19th, 2015 4:18am
Sexual attraction occurs when you are definitely physically attracted to a person, however there are no emotional responses towards that person . A romantic attraction, the emotional responses and possible bonds are present.
Anonymous
August 8th, 2015 10:39am
- Romantic attraction: This is emotional, a result of desires for a romantic relationship with the one they feel attracted to. One can have romantic attraction towards someone without experiences sexual attraction. - Sexual attraction: Feeling physically attracted to someone, having the desire to have sexual interactions with this person.
Anonymous
August 16th, 2015 6:43pm
Sexual attraction is a desire to be physically intimate with someone, whereas romantic attraction is a desire to be emotionally intimate with someone. As these are different experiences, romantic and sexual attraction may or may not correspond with one another, for example - one could be sexually attracted to men and women, but only romantically attracted to women.
Anonymous
January 25th, 2016 5:43am
Sexual attraction is primal. Its purely what your body wants. Romance appeals to the mind and the body.
Anonymous
July 29th, 2015 4:55pm
Romantic attraction is when you can feel in love with a person but without feeling attracted to them physically - like not wanting to have sex. Sexual attraction is when you're attracted to someone and their body - like you would want to have sex with them.
Anonymous
July 30th, 2015 12:35am
In a romantic attraction there is less selfishness and more sacrificial feelings involved. The basic attraction is towards things other than physical attractiveness , versus sexual attraction that the desire is solely based on physical pleasure.
thelesbianthespian007
July 30th, 2015 6:39am
Romantic attraction is wanting to date someone. To hold their hand, pick their brain, take them on dates Sexual attraction is having a lust for someone. Wanting to kiss them, etc.
Anonymous
July 31st, 2015 5:44pm
A romantic attraction is all about the person you're with. You can adore that person because of their mind, personality, just who they are. Where as an sexual attraction is more about their appearance. Often a sexual attraction is someone you would want to have sex with, someone who sexually attracts you. However an romantic attraction is all about the company of that person, you don't feel a need to be sexual with them.
WriterListener32
August 9th, 2015 6:10pm
Romantic attraction is when you feel attracted to a person for their personality or their romantic ideas. Sexual attraction is when you feel attracted to a person for their looks or how they are physically.
Anonymous
August 12th, 2015 12:39am
Sexual attraction is not necessary for a person to be healthy. ... their sexuality falls somewhere on the spectrum of sexuality between asexuality and sexuality
politeFish31
February 3rd, 2016 3:48am
romantic attraction means you guys can netflix and chill together, do silly activities and share similar interests.
Anonymous
February 5th, 2016 11:37pm
With romantic attraction, you don't want to have sex with the other person. You might not be physically attracted to them at all. Sometimes it is purely the personality that you love. Romantic attraction doesn't have to be with the same sex you are sexually attracted to either.
3amthoughts
June 18th, 2015 9:21pm
Sexual attraction is purely physical. It's when you want someone only to fulfill your primary needs and feel satisfied. Romantic attraction, however, is a feeling where not only you feel physical attraction, but you seek comfort and belonging and you want to share your thoughts on unimportant subjects just so you could spend more time with other person. That being said, romantic attraction doesn't have to be followed by sexual, or other way around.
rhea752
June 18th, 2015 11:03pm
For me the difference has always been whether it is a emotional/mental attraction - romantic- or a physical attraction - sexual. Not to say that they can't coexist but there for me is the actual physical reaction and the mental one.
Anonymous
July 26th, 2015 8:10am
Romantic is someone you see in a loving way, you can easily love this person with there being anything sexual about it. Sexual attraction is when you find someone sexy and you would desire to have sex with them.ex. I am bi romantic, I can easily love a boy or a girl. But I am hetero sexual. Which means though I can love girls and boys I only have sexual desires attractions to boys
Anonymous
July 30th, 2015 7:31pm
I would say sexual attraction is more like, you feel you like a person for their look and so on, whilst romantic attraction can be seen as something deeper, it is also about a persons personality, and simply just the way you are.
Gi
July 30th, 2015 10:03pm
Sexual Attraction is about the appereance of someone, is something superficial but natural. Romantic attraction is more about what the person really is and means to you - their actions. And how you feel around them, like wishing to make that person happy and have them around you.
20secondRed
July 31st, 2015 1:00am
Sexual attraction is when you feel physically attracted to someone, meanwhile romantic is when you feel emotionally attracted to someone. Romantic attraction deals more with being in love with someone. Sexual is more about physically wanting someone.
weirdfishesarpeggi
July 31st, 2015 7:57am
Sexual: mainly physical and sex related attraction. Romantic: mainly emotional and/or personality based attraction.
LadyListner1313
August 15th, 2015 5:47am
Romantic attraction is wanting someone for the opportunity to know them as a person, find out what makes them tick. Sexual attraction is the purely instinctual desire to have sexual relations with someone. The relationship is not necessarily important.
itsstupid
August 16th, 2015 8:53am
What's the difference between asexual and homo/hetro/pan/bi? Romantic attraction and sexual attraction. Sexual attraction is when you feel the urge to have sexual relations when you are attracted to a particular person. While romantic will just mean that you would like to stay by the person you are attracted to, with no thought of having sexual relations with them
benevolentHeart55
December 16th, 2015 4:01pm
That is a very thin line in all honesty. Caring about what your emotions feel and not just lust is romantic. lust and desire of that person's physique is sexual.
RaCat
September 19th, 2016 7:31pm
Romantic attraction is when you feel romantic feelings toward person, like you want to hang out, touch them, kiss and do everything people are usually do in relationships. And sexual attraction means you want to have some sexual activity with that person. Like you are seeing yourself having sex with them in any moment in your life. It's usually comes together, but it's completely ok to feel only one kind of attraction or to feel different kind of attraction to different genders. Everyone of us are unique and amazing!
acecat
August 9th, 2015 1:45am
Romantic attraction is defined by the romantic attraction you have, and sexual attraction is defined by the sexual attraction you have. For example, an asexual could be romantically attracted to only people they have strong emotional bonds with, ie demiromantic. But a pansexual could be aromantic, meaning they feel sexual attraction to all genders, but no romantic attraction at all.
Recent Answers
EndlesslyDreaming
November 21st, 2017 3:42pm
love and lust, I'm ace or I don't experience or like the idea of sex/sexual attraction but I really want to date someone! its like you want to have sex with the person verses you want to cuddle and love them! that's what I think.
Anonymous
November 20th, 2017 7:05pm
Romatic attractions :What your heart wants vs. Sexual attractions:What your gentiles want. Sometimes they never gel, sometimes they do.
Zayb4you14
July 3rd, 2017 3:29am
The most simplistic way to explain it is that sexual attraction is just that: a natural desire to have sex with a specific person, it can be an immediate desire upon seeing them or a more gradual one that develops over time, but in the end the base desire is for sex with that person. Romantic attraction is a desire for whatever you perceive is a romantic relationship with a specific person, can also be immediate or more gradual.
TheLittleSnowCloud
June 13th, 2017 5:04pm
Romantic attraction is a love of a person's heart, their soul, the way they laugh, the warm feeling in your chest you get when they joke around with you or kiss your head. Sexual attraction is a love of their body. A need to have them, regardless of wether or not their heart is involved. It is purely physical.
Anonymous
January 24th, 2017 12:26pm
Being attracted to the person itself vs being attracted to the person's body. That is the difference.
TotoMango
September 6th, 2016 8:30am
Attraction by itself is a part of a larger bond between two people. I have never felt sexual attraction against someone who I did not want to get romantically involved with. In the same way, I have always wished to have physical intimacy with someone I thought of as romantic. For me, sexual attraction is an important part of a romantic relationship. Sexual fantasy or obsession, however, is different and shallower.
spaceapricot02
August 22nd, 2016 4:42am
You should come out when and if you feel safe, and you feel it would make you happier. Don't come out if you believe it could create a bad environment, or if it would make you unhappy. You don't ever have to come out to friends or family if you don't want to.
SimplyBeing
July 12th, 2016 9:39am
Our sexuality exist along a number of dimensions. I found a great deal of peace in knowing that my identity is so much more complex that simply saying gay or straight. Some of the dimensions of our sexuality are romantic orientation, sexual practice, and sexual fantasy. We may be romantically attached to a male, have had sex only with females in our lives and fantasize about both. All of those things can be true at the same time. Speaking of time, where we fall on those dimensions may change as we age or the importance of one will outgrow another. I hope this helps. I wish you peace. ~J
JaketheTransguyFTM
June 9th, 2016 6:10pm
Sexual attraction is when you want to have sex with someone. Romantic attraction is when you love someone, not necessarily in a sexual way.
Anonymous
June 9th, 2016 2:12pm
Romantic attraction is when you feel more than just sexual with someone,you kind of need that person to be in your life,as for sexual attraction is someone you just want to have sexual stuff and no strings attached
Anonymous
June 8th, 2016 10:50am
Sexual attraction is when you want to do sexual stuff with them and you're attracted to them because the person is sexy (?) and romantic attraction is when you're attracted to the person because they're romantic and you want to do romantic things with them.
Anonymous
June 5th, 2016 10:51pm
Romantic Attraction: You love someone for who they are. Sexual attraction is physical pleasure......
Anonymous
June 5th, 2016 4:42am
Well, I feel that romantic attraction is based on you liking that one person for their personality and looks. Sexual attraction is more of you love just their body and you know... wanna have sex.
RileyTwiggs
May 24th, 2016 2:18am
Romantic attraction comes from the feelings you have for a person based on their personality, mannerisms, and social characteristics. Sexual attraction is based on your liking of a person's physical characteristics and outward appearance.
colourfulUnicorns83
May 13th, 2016 4:35pm
Sexual attraction means that you have a physical attraction to another person, whom you wish to have an intimate relationship or encounter with. A romantic attraction is someone who you wish to be in a committed relationship mostly because you love that person, in these types of relationships, sexual encounters do not matter 100% of the time.
TheBlackPanther
May 11th, 2016 11:02am
Romantic Attraction + Lust = Sexual Attraction
Khaxleesi
April 12th, 2016 2:18am
Romantic attraction is felt for long periods of time, consistently, while sexual attraction is usually superficial and short term.
beautiful5oul
April 1st, 2016 12:13am
In my opinion, this does not mean the right or say all be all opinion, romantic attraction involves only romantic interest and interaction with another individual. Sexual attraction involves sexual interest and interaction with another individual.
goodlistener8
March 30th, 2016 1:37pm
I think sexual attraction is more physical. You are attracted to the body of that person, not the person him/herself, you don't really feel the need to know that person beyond physical (if that makes sense) while romantic attraction is more the feeling in your stomach, you feel attracted to the PERSON, the personality and the physique comes second. I think in romantic attraction, you feel much, much more, you don't just want to connect with that someone on the physical level but on the emotional level too, you love them for their beauty of who they are as a person and now how beautiful their body is or is not. That's how I feel.
carlier231
March 27th, 2016 1:33am
Well romantic attraction is liking their eyes, smile, and laugh. Sexual attraction is more of their body :)
starryNatural85
March 27th, 2016 12:43am
I think of romantic attraction as an attraction to personality-to spending time with the person. I think of sexual attraction as a physical-to looks.
Anonymous
March 26th, 2016 3:20pm
Romantic attraction is a feeling that causes people to desire a romantic relationship with a specific other person. Sexual attraction is attraction on the basis of sexual desire or the quality of arousing such interest.
Anonymous
March 26th, 2016 4:19am
Romantic attraction is more of when someone is aesteciaclly pleaseing, like you would feel comfortable laying on a couch and having a relationship with someone. Sexual attraction is where you feel sexually attracted to someone in more then just or not at all in a dating way.
Anonymous
March 25th, 2016 6:44am
Romantic attraction is when you could see yourself actually being with that person, and falling in love with that person. Sexual attraction is when you can only see yourself having a sexual relationship with that person. The two can go hand-in-hand for some people, and for others the two can be very different. It just depends :)
Corinne12341
March 25th, 2016 2:56am
When you are sexually attracted to someone that means that you wish to have sex with this person while if you are romantically attracted to someone you do not wish to have sex just cuddle and such.
Anonymous
March 25th, 2016 1:57am
Romantic attraction is the desire to partake in romantic activities with a specific person. These romantic activities can include dating, holding hands, kissing, and/or cuddling. These aren't the only romantic activities to do, it's just a short list of examples, and not everything applies to everyone. The romantic activities you may desire to partake in can be anything that comes to mind for you when you think of the word "romantic". Sexual attraction is much like romantic desire except the activities are different. Sexual attraction is the desire to partake in sexual activities with a specific person. These activities can be anything of a sexual nature, and might make you think something along the lines of, "I want to have sex with them."
Anonymous
March 24th, 2016 6:33am
Romantic attraction refers to when you feel a romantic connection or appeal to someone. Sexual attraction is when that connection is sexual.
HalListens
March 23rd, 2016 12:59am
Romantic attraction is the feeling of wanting to date someone or be with them in a romantic, non-sexual scenario- like kissing, holding hands, having intimate conversations, enjoying eachothers' company. Essentially, any kind of attraction or desire not related to sex. Sexual attraction is the feeling of wanting to be with someone in a sexual way, fantasizing about them in a sexual context, and the like. Of course, these definitions vary for everyone and can be very complicated- you can have intercourse without feeling sexual attraction, and you can have sexual attraction without feeling compelled to engage in intercourse.
Anonymous
March 20th, 2016 6:05pm
I believe that the difference is that romantic attraction is wanting to just kiss a person or you like them and think that they are cute and sexual attraction is wanting to just see them with no clothes and just want to have sex with them immediately