Do you think that being affectionate in relationships is ingrained or learned?
I'd like to start a serious discussion about this. I think about this a lot. For instance, say that you were never very affectionate before, but suddenly you find yourself in a relationship with someone who is VERY affectionate. Would it bother you, make you uncomfortable, or would you become more affectionate to the other person?
And also from the other side as well, say that you have always been VERY affectionate and you meet someone who isn't very affectionate at all? Would it affect the relationship? Would it be a deal breaker? Or would you try to get them to become more affectionate?
What if you were VERY affectionate and you found yourself in a relationaship with someone who didn't like the affection at all? Got angry with you when you were too "touchy-feely"? Pushed you away?
I hear a lot of people ( especially men ) complain a lot that they don't get enough attention, that they "crave" it. So, I'm curious if GIVING more affection would result in GETTING more affection.
Thanks for any comments, advice, stories that you are willing to share.