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Why do men and women fall in love?

Updated on March 18, 2015


A gaze. A wink. Ah, that smell. Yes, that penetrating look. And oh, that heart of yours that flips whenever you see the object of your affection and that tongue-tied, speechless moment whenever you are near him/her? Did these things happen to you? Okay, don't get me wrong, I'm not an expert but Psychologist said that those are the few signs that you might falling in love.

What is love?



There are four kinds of love and what I'll be describing here is the kind of love that makes a person crazy sometimes, or perhaps most of the times. It's the kind of love where people cross the ocean by swimming without a life jacket. A kind of love that makes a man jump the bridge just to rescue a drowning woman from her misery and a kind of love that saves a damsel in distress. Is this the type of love that sunk the Titanic? Where Jack and Rose made (dot, dot) and the ship's crew saw them instead of the iceberg ahead? Well, it's just in the movie, isn't it? But what if the kind of love I am talking about is something like that? An iceberg. And if you dig deeper there's more. A big, humungous iceberg that could sink possibly sink a ship.

Yes, I'm talking about Romantic love. Oh la la, bring it on.

Why do people fall in love? Is this the kind of trick cupid makes? Or is this a natural response to an attractive person sitting next to you? Or maybe, that pheromones they're sending to you. A Pheromones are chemicals capable of acting outside the body of the secreting individual to impact the behavior of the receiving individual. In layman's term, it's the body odor that the opposite sex secreted that stirred up other people's behavior. Ha, who in the world likes to smell body odor? And why it affects emotions? Okay, don't ask me. But according to the experts and geniuses who studied this, pheromones act like an aphrodisiac that attracts you to the person. Does it mean that pheromones would make people fall in love? Well, it is a start. But if you want to make someone to fall in love with you, attract them first and work out the rest. Of course, this is another topic to talk about, "How to make the person fall in love with you", which I will talk about in the next article.

Why do people fall in love?

Blame it on the chemicals on the brain. There's something going on in your brain when you see someone that stirs up your emotion. What is it about chemicals that can sparks up chemistry which brings chaotic episode in your boring life. And how is it possible that your boring life becomes exciting the moment that person happen to walk into your life. Ha, love isn't it? Or perhaps attraction?

What is attraction?

Is that about a gravity that pulls you toward the person? Or that penetrating gaze that no matter how many times you look away, you just return to gaze or stare at the same person? Is this mean that attraction is the starting steps of falling in love? Maybe or maybe not. I might be wrong or maybe I'm right. There's something about attraction that just made you speechless I guess. The feeling that every words you know evaporates whenever you talk to the person or being near with the person. And you wonder why, why every time you are near with the person you are attracted to, who made you speechless, your sense of equilibrium has gone. You force yourself to act normal but heck dude, you can't just act like one. Because whenever he/she's around, you are not in your normal self anymore.

And who's to blame? Ah yes, you blame it on to cupid's arrow, chemicals on the brain or that good looking human specimen around the corner.


Is this why do people fall in love? Well, don't asks me. Asks yourself. Of course, you are not naïve in this kind of love, are you?


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    • Linda Cassini profile image

      Linda Cassini 

      5 years ago from Las Vegas NV

      Alas..If we could purely define love..someone would have recreated and bottled it by now...lol..enjoyed your write :)

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