Sunday, January 11, 2015

Falling in love made easy

To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This -

I had not heard of this study before, indicating a way to make a couple fall in love (or, at least, push them strongly in that direction?):
“Actually, psychologists have tried making people fall in love,” I said, remembering Dr. Aron’s study. “It’s fascinating. I’ve always wanted to try it.”
I first read about the study when I was in the midst of a breakup. Each time I thought of leaving, my heart overruled my brain. I felt stuck.  So, like a good academic, I turned to science, hoping there was a way to love smarter.
I explained the study to my university acquaintance. A heterosexual man and woman enter the lab through separate doors. They sit face to face and answer a series of increasingly personal questions. Then they stare silently into each other’s eyes for four minutes. The most tantalizing detail: Six months later, two participants were married. They invited the entire lab to the ceremony.
Interesting.  I wonder if there is some connection with mutual eye staring as a common occurrence during or after sex?

1 comment:

Not Trampis said...

If you stare into some-one's eyes you must be a good pupil!