Everyone knows this for sure. You meet a nice man or woman and your body spontaneously starts acting crazy. You become restless and your heart starts beating faster. And that while you haven’t met at all. Is this love at first sight?
No. Unfortunately not. What you feel isn’t love, but chemistry. You know you’ve seen someone who might be interesting. The feelings that you experience (a faster beating heart, clammy hands and dilated pupils) are caused by the body releasing the hormone noradrenaline. There is a sexual attraction and you want to get to know the person in question. So it’s time for a date! I will come to that next time.
Now back to the chemistry itself. Attraction. A beauty of a word, don’t you think? I’ve read in an article that a one-dimensional “model” of attraction is always incomplete. It is not just money, not just the outside or the inside that counts, and so on and so forth. Fortunately, right?
The question is what is? Buggle up. Here it comes: