There are so many forms of love that do not feature in any of the fodder fed to humans about this EMOTION.
For instance, when you do something every single day – day-in, day-out…… you become accustomed to this ‘ritual’ – because that is what it is: a fractal that contributes to the outcome of your day.
It could be said that you love
Or addictions to toothpaste: everything about the ritual has changed and indicates that something more important is going on in the individual’s sub-mind.
If this habit were to be taken away, you’d definitely miss it, but you love it in a non-physical, non-obsessive way (similar to a friend) and you unconsciously expect to resume the habit – on another day.
The Subconscious-Spiritual mind is SO STRONG and important….. that it knows (by projecting potential situations into the ether nearby) who in the massive index of people you meet on your life’s journey ….you would (1) get on well with (2) like to date (3) is a stolid Freemason and Agenda supporter (4) is all Ego, no Soul, and (5) is not to be trusted.
All above will doubtlessly be mirrored by the other person.
Most people’s relationships with rituals and habits will never involve sex or any physical contact. And the habit will start to grate on one’s nerves if the object of the habit (delivers the show) pushes the Masonic envelope a bit too much……
That means you just have to turn it off.