Types of Relationship

1. Boyfriend and girlfriend

  • is a person’s regular male/female companion who is in a romantically or sexually involved or committed. May or may not be a long-term commitment. Sweetheart or lover.

2. Bromance

  • describes as the non- sexually complicated love and affection shared by two straight males.

3. Casual

  • is a physical and emotional relationship between two people who may have a sexual relationship or a near-sexual relationship without necessarily demanding or expecting the extra commitments of a more formal romantic relationship.

4. Cicisbeo

  • A professed admirer of a married woman; a dangler about women

5. Cohabition

  • To live together in a sexual relationship, especially when not legally married.

6. Concubinage

  • Law A woman who cohabits with a man without being legally married to him.
  • In certain societies, such as imperial China, a woman contracted to a man as a secondary wife, often having few legal rights and low social status.

7. Courtesan

  • A woman prostitute, especially one whose clients are members of a royal court or men of high social standing.
  • A woman who engages in sexual intercourse for payment: bawd, call girl, camp follower, harlot, prostitute, scarlet woman, streetwalker, strumpet, tart, whore. Slang hooker, moll. Idioms: lady of easy virtue, lady of pleasure, lady of the night.

9. Cousin

  • A title formerly given by a king to a nobleman, particularly to those of the council. In English writs, etc., issued by the crown, it signifies any earl.
  • the child of your aunt or uncle
  • One collaterally related more remotely than a brother or sister; especially, the son or daughter of an uncle or aunt.

10. Domestic partnership

  • A person, other than a spouse, with whom one cohabits.
  • A domestic partnership is a legal or personal relationship between two individuals who live together and share a common domestic life but are neither joined by marriage nor a civil union. However, in some jurisdictions, such as Australia, New Zealand, the United States of Oregon, Washington, Nevada, and California, a domestic partnership is almost equivalent to marriage, or to other legally recognized same-sex or different-sex unions.

11. Family

  • The collective body of persons who live in one house, and under one head or manager; a household, including parents, children, and servants, and, as the case may be, lodgers or boarders.

12. Friendship

  • the state of being friends (or friendly)
  • friendly relationship
  • relationship – a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries

13. Husband and wife

  • A man and woman who are legally married to one another and are thereby given by law specific rights and duties resulting from that relationship.

14. Kinship

  • Connection by blood, marriage, or adoption; family relationship.
  • Relationship by nature or character; affinity.

15. Marriage

  • the state of being married : the mutual relation of husband and wife : WEDLOCK
  • the institution whereby men and women are joined in a special kind of social and legal dependence for the purpose of founding and maintaining a family.
  • an act of marrying or the rite by which the married status is effected; especially : the wedding ceremony and attendant festivities or formalities
  • an intimate or close union

16. Mistress

  • (n.) A woman well skilled in anything, or having the mastery over it
  • (n.) A title of courtesy formerly prefixed to the name of a woman, married or unmarried, but now superseded by the contracted forms, Mrs., for a married, and Miss, for an unmarried, woman.

17. Lover

  • One who loves another, especially one who feels sexual love.
  • lovers A couple in love with each other.
  • a. A paramour.
  • b. A sexual partner.

18. Monogamy

  • The practice or condition of having a single sexual partner during a period of time.
  • The practice or condition of being married to only one person at a time.
  • The practice of marrying only once in a lifetime.

19. Non-monogamy

  • Non-monogamy describes relationships that are not sexually exclusive but may not be explicit about the nature of the other sexual relationships. As it sounds, non-monogamy simply means that a relationship between two (or more) people is not at all times monogamous.

20. Polyamory

  • (from Greek πολυ [poly, meaning many or several] and Latin amor [love]) is the practice, desire, or acceptance of having more than one intimate relationship at a time with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved.

21. Polifidelity

  • which involves multiple romantic relationships with sexual contact restricted to specific partners in a group (which may include all members of that group) (e.g. group marriage).

22. Polygamy

  • (polygyny and polyandry), in which one person marries several spouses (who may or may not be married to, or have romantic relationships with, one another).

23. Romantic

  • expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance; “her amatory affairs”; “amorous glances”; “a romantic adventure”; “a romantic moonlight ride”

24. Same sex

  • Involving or restricted to members of the same sex: same-sex schools.
  • Of or involving gay men or lesbians: same-sex couples; same-sex marriage

25. Sexual partner

  • person who benefited one another through sexual intercourse, a partner in copulation.

26. Siblings

  • One of two or more individuals having one or both parents in common; a brother or sister

27. Significant other

  • A person, such as a spouse or lover, with whom one shares a long-term sexual relationship.
  • A person, such as a family member or close friend, who is important or influential in one’s life:

28. Soulmate

  • One of two persons compatible with each other in disposition, point of view, or sensitivity.

29. Widowhood

  • refers to the status of a person whose spouse has died and who has not remarried. Women in this situation are referred to as widows, and men as widowers.
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