I would say that infatuation is mistaken for love more often than not. At the beginning of every romantic relationship, initially, attaction draws one to another. Usually, as physique, demeanor and personality are what we see first, and in those looking for love, it is human nature to project those qualities we most admire, on the object of our affection.
Love, however, needs time to develop. Sometimes the very quirks that seem charming at the outset, become the very habits we grow to dislike over time. Whereas, in the throes of chemical attraction, everything looks rosy, settling down to reality and the tasks inherent in life, paints a different picture.
Statistics relay that one of our every two marriages ends in divorce. Despite our differences, infatuation affects brain chemistry and hormones defy logic. Even highly regarded intellectuals, brilliant leaders, CEO's of companies, and Oscar winning stars are not exempt from mistaking infatuation for love. It seems our bodies are at war with the logic of what we know. The chemicals our bodies create do not differentiate between infatuation and love. Breaking the cycle, once infatuated with another, continues to defy knowledge or reason. Divorce doesn't seem to deter the drive for love, as recognized in those that tally marriages beyond 3 or 4. Hope, in matters of love, springs eternal.