Dating and friendship
Read The Gay Science from Friedrich Nietzsche, among the first few parts there's one that says "everything we call love" or something like that. On your 3rd point i can't help but think yeah a friendship doesn't mean you (and atleast for me too) wouldn't be unwilling to have sex with friends although when it's put like that into words, it's kind of interesting putting it like that... Hmm something in my mind is telling me friends aren't supposed to do that but I know that is just an old conditioning I heard when I was young that I blindly accepted.The line can honestly be a bit blurry, especially when you're younger.
Negative face is one's desire not to be imposed upon, to be free to pursue your own wants.
BUT if one person feels like it's more of a friendship, then it's friendship. A couple of us (including me) said the difference is how you feel about them, that you want to be in a relationship rather than being just friends (with possible sexual attraction).
He did not very much understand this, as he didn't necessarily feel any different towards friends vs.
This is not really a tangible thing and, at least for me, extremely hard to explain (I don't want to be one of those people who says 'when you know, you just know', but it feels like it does come down to that).
The person who initially asked the question (and about two others) concluded he did not feel a very specific 'romantic' attraction to anyone, while he did enjoy being close and intimate with his friends and girlfriends.
So, I've never been in a relationship before, so maybe y'all can explain this to me.