Helen Fisher, PhD

Love at first sight

“Love at first sight is relatively easy to explain.  Romantic love runs along curtain electrical and chemical pathways through the brain. And these can be triggered instantly. Men fall in love faster, statistically speaking, probably because they are more visual.  But women aren’t far behind.  It’s a basic drive, like thirst and hunger.  Food and water keep you alive today.  Romantic love leads to bonding, mating and sending your DNA into tomorrow.  So I’m not surprised that Prince tktktkt??? fell in love fast. There are always cultural factors too.  He was ready to fall in love.  Then, boom: it’s natural.”