For example, have you ever been really hitting it off with a girl gone on a couple of dates, but then she just disappears?
Sexual pleasure and romantic attachment release the same bundle of chemicals.
These chemicals make you give greater attention to their source, while also pushing you to seek out more of the same chemicals.
That’s why we can sometimes feel “addicted” to the person we’re dating.
Dopamine, testosterone, oxytocin, norepinephrine, and phenylethylamine all work together to create a feedback loop of love.
Love (and sex, for that matter) work on the brain much like a drug.