Musings: Romantic Friendships

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On our way to Moses Hall in the fall of 2015, during a visiting research appointment at the University of California Berkeley, I asked my mentor Niko Kolodny “What, for you, is the difference between friendships and romantic relationships?”

To my surprise, Niko responded that the question was a “good one.” The question hadn’t really struck me as a good one; certainly not one good…