2. THEIR UNIQUENESS CAPTIVATES YOU
Everything about the person is perceived as novel and interesting, and their subtle peculiarities are taken in via our senses and cherished. There’s often a rush of energy, which mirrors the “lust phase,” and we experience a profound emotional craving for the person.
Most of the pleasurable symptoms experienced at this phase result from the influx of dopamine on the multiple areas of the brain.
3. BOND AND COMMITMENT GROWS
Feelings of love or affection are necessary for the brain to bring forth any underlying desire for human connection. We humans, as mentioned countless times, are very social creatures – and the innate desire for an intimate relationship illustrates this fact.
True love has a strong social correlation. The love we feel for our partner advances the relationship from casual to intimate and suppresses the desire to act out of self-interest or selfishness.