Love at First Sight vs. Growing Attraction Over Time

To end the Read a Romance Month postings at this blog, I thought I’d share this New York Times article on human attraction. The first paragraph of “For Couples, Time Can Upend the Laws of Attraction states, “After decades of studying the concept of “mate value,” social scientists finally have the data necessary to explain the romantic choices in “Knocked Up” and “Pride and Prejudice”.”

The article is interesting overall from a human behavior standpoint but I like that it explains the science behind romance novels that start with a pair of people who dislike each other but over time end up falling in love. I also love that the authors repeatedly references the most famous romance novel in the English language.

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