6 reasons why we fall in love


As humans, our brain is set up to support pair bonding. When people fall in love, they go into a state of limerence (infatuation or obsession) This happens because our brains and hormones go wild when faced with a sincere love interest.

Below are six main reasons why we fall in love:

1. Similarity: When there is similarity in belief, personality traits and ways of thinking, two individuals are likely to grow fond of each other.

2. Propinquity: This is familiarity of with other person, which is caused by spending time together.

3. Desirable characteristics: In this case, the other individual has a desirable feature in outer appearance or desirable personal traits.

4. Reciprocal liking: When someone likes you, it increases your own liking.

5. Social influence: A potential union that satisfies general social norms, as well as acceptance of the union within one’s social network, can contribute to people falling in love.

6. Filling needs: If a person can fulfill needs for love, care, attention, companionship, there is a greater chance the other person will fall in love to.

So with the above points, you would be able to discern and determine by yourself, whether or not you choose to fall in love, either by adhering to the listed psychological facts or avoiding them.

Published by Ernest I.

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