The non-sexual bonding time spent with one’s significant other; used to further develop the friendship aspect of the romantic relationship; often involves quiet conversation, hand holding and laughter.
Friend: Aren't you talking to that brunette chick I saw you with the other night?
Guy: Oh no, that's just a relatio.
Friend: Umm okay.
Guy: Yeah, she's a real pro- never forgets to mind the stepchildren, if you dig- so I'm having a tough time turning it down.
Friend: What are you gonna do?
Guy: Get drunk and see if she'll pick me up at the bar at 3:30 a.m. despite the fact she has to be at her niece's christening at 9 a.m. And then ignore her for 7 days and wonder if it'd be cool if I call her hotter friend.
Friend: My hat is off to you. That is certainly a relatio.