The Science of Attraction: What Makes Us Fall in Love
A chemical response in the brain is typically responsible for the initial spark between two people. When we are attracted to someone, our brain releases dopamine
Physical appeal is important in romantic attraction. People are drawn to physically attractive people because it is generally interpreted as a sign of good health and genetic fitness.
People are generally drawn to others who share their interests, values, and personality qualities. The "similarity-attraction" effect is what this is.
We are more drawn to those with whom we are familiar, such as coworkers or classmates. This is referred to as the "mere-exposure" effect.
The more geographically close we are to someone, the more likely we are to develop sentiments of attraction towards them. This is referred to as the "propinquity" effect.
When someone expresses interest in us, we tend to reciprocate those sentiments of attraction. This is referred to as the "reciprocity principle."
A deep emotional connection can frequently rise to sentiments of attraction and love. We are more inclined to have a deeper romantic attachment with someone when we feel emotionally attached to them.
Sharing pleasant memories with someone might boost feelings of attraction. The "misattribution of arousal" effect is what this is.
Communication is essential in any relationship because it fosters connection and understanding. Couples who talk openly and efficiently have a better chance of developing a deep emotional bond.
Finally, dedication is an important aspect in long-term love. When both parties are devoted to the relationship and willing to work together to overcome obstacles