Ah, romance. There is little like that punch-drunk falling-for-someone feeling. The typhoon of brain chemicals can feel magical, but it can also make us sliiightly irrational. There’s even research to prove it. One study, conducted at the University of London, showed that when you’re looking at someone you’re passionate about, the part of your brain responsible for reasoning and negative feelings becomes less active.
Add the fact that early on, you’re likely getting to know a stranger, who brings along loads of experiences, quirks and behaviors you’ve yet to discover, and the start of any relationship can be quite the adventure.
When the adventure goes well, it can lead to an even grander one—HOORAY! But I think most of us who’ve dated more than a few folks have wished we could make like those old Choose Your Own Adventure books, and flip to another page at some point.
Yesterday I had a blast chatting with the very funny and engaging Ralph Sutton about new relationships gone really, really wrong, and why he feels the 3-month rule is a keeper. (Don’t worry, it’s not creepy like Steve Harvey’s 90-day sex rule.)
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