All love starts as nearness, all love starts as an urge for nearness.
It will always start in the mental domain, always.
It could be sexual; it could be any other desire;
it could be a social need and emotional need,
whatever; always mental.
But the good part is, whatever be the origin it creates nearness, it creates an opportunity to know.
But just an opportunity.
After that nearness, after that opportunity, whether it blossoms into creativity, whether it enters the zone of creativity, is another matter.