what is love! notes from npr

some pre-valentines discussions, ever so timely

"incidentally romantic gestures, not related to vday at all" (quote to self)
“incidentally romantic gestures, not related to vday at all” (quote to self)

“it comes from the same place in the brain as thirst and hunger”

“meet on a suspension bridge”

“it expands the self”

“bring novelty into your long-term relationships — newness = dopamine”

“sex drive + feelings of intense romance + feelings of deep attachment” — keep up with all three

“have couple friends”

“escape cognitive overload — 9 dates and choose ;)”

“men are slightly more romantic than women are — they fall in love more quickly and easily than women do. women are the picky sex… and for good reason, since they have more at stake, biologically/socially.”

“what matters about the revealing of yourself is how responsive the other person is.” — vulnerability + sensitive response = both important

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