Several brain chemicals, including dopamine and testosterone, play a role in a person's drive toward romance, sex and other rewards, Fisher said.The specific balance of these chemicals in people's brains could shape their personalities and, in turn, the types of people they are drawn to, Fisher said.
Since then, Fisher has conducted pioneering brain research on lust, romantic love, and attachment; gathered data on more than 80,000 people to explain why you love who you love; and collected information on more than 30,000 men and women on sexting, hooking up, friends with benefits, and other current trends in courtship and marriage.4 - In no event shall be liable to you or anyone else for any direct, special, incidental, indirect or consequential damages of any kind, or any damages whatsoever, including without limitation, loss of profit or the claims of third parties, whether or not advised of the possibility of such loss, however caused and on any theory of liability, arising out of or in connection with the possession or use of the data.5 - You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Match.com, its affiliated entities, directors, officers and employees from and against any and all liabilities, losses, damages, claims or demands asserted against resulting from your misuse of the data. Retrieved from 2 - You acknowledge that is providing data to enhance understanding of American singles and their lives.assumes no legal liability or responsibility, gives no warranty, expressed or implied, and makes no claim as to the completeness, accuracy, reliability or usefulness of the data for any particular purpose."Romantic love is akin to an addiction," Fisher said.For instance, two areas of the brain — the ventral tegmental area, a "dopamine factory" associated with craving and obsession, and the nucleus accumbens, which is strongly associated with addiction — are overactive in those who are love struck, she said. In general, people fall for people like themselves: those from the same cultural, religious or socioeconomic background, and level of intelligence or attractiveness.Sometimes, that means birds of a feather flock together, whereas for others, opposites attract.[10 Surprising Facts About the Brain] Love addiction In past research, Fisher found that the brains of the madly in love look markedly different from the brains of those who are not in love.What makes people fall in love with one person and not another?Philosophers, social scientists and poets have tried to answer that question since time immemorial.