Why Do We Fall In Love?

The question seems simple, but it’s not trivial. A lot of time, energy, and heartache goes into finding solid relationships. “In a lot of senses, who you choose as a partner is the most important decision you’ll ever make,” Conroy-Beam says. “That’s going to affect your happiness, your health, and your overall well-being.”

Scientists don’t have all the answers, and they often disagree on which answers are even possible. But I found that their hypotheses — along with some advice from matchmakers and relationship coaches — can help us think through how love starts and how to maintain it once it’s found… More here.

This is one question I do not want to know the answer to. Love is made all the better by not knowing why it happens. Why do some prefer blondes over brunettes, tall people over short, thin fat etc etc etc? It does not matter why, it just matters that it happens.

2 thoughts on “Why Do We Fall In Love?

  1. I think it’s important to recongize “Limerent” love, which is a tendency to fall head over heels and be infatuated etc. Not everyone gets that. But our culture like is, because if your romance has “non-rational” roots it means it then isn’t subject to “market forces” when other romantic possibilities show up.

  2. Agreed, Limerent love is the hardest to explain and can snowball very quickly. I guess that’s what makes it so amazing when it happens.

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