What is love? Many poets and writers have tried to describe the concept of love for centuries. Recently, scientists also tackled this task. However, you cannot find the exact definition of this beautiful feeling in any dictionary. Although many of us know the meaning of this word on an intuitive level. And for some people, love is the main goal in their life!

So what is love, and how do we understand that it has come? One psychologist identifies 11 factors that contribute to love. Ayala Malach Pines, a faculty member at the School of Management at Ben Gurion University in Israel, is a clinical psychologist who studies couples. In her book “Falling in Love: Why We Choose the Lovers We Choose”, she describes the definition of love, and also divides it into 11 factors. So, if you are interested in these factors, scroll down to see them!

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#1. Similarity

People choose partners that are similar to them in attitudes, background and personality traits.

#2. Geographic proximity

Who likes “long distance relationship”? In fact, Long-distance relationships almost never last.

#3. Desirable characteristics of personality and appearance

All people look for a unique personality. And we all have different preferences (tall, dark, handsome, clever, generous and more).

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#4. Reciprocal affection

Everyone needs reciprocity, because it makes us happier!

#5. Satisfying needs

If your partner can satisfy your needs, there is a high probability that you will fall in love with him/her.

#6. Physical and emotional arousal

In fact, an unusual or exciting environment can cause passion and love!

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#7. Social influences

The thing is, social norms and the approval of people in our circle influence our choice. Thus, you will never be with a person who does not satisfy general social norms.

#8. Specific cues

A particular feature of your lover can cause a strong affection (his/her eyes, voice, posture, way of moving).

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#9. Readiness for a romantic relationship

You are ready to fall in love and lose your self-control. No comments!

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#10. Opportunities to be alone together

When you spend time alone with someone, it can contribute to love.

#11. Mystery

We are always interested in people who are surrounded by some mystery. It’s very exciting!

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We at BetterMe want everyone to know and experience true love. It is out there for everyone and until it knocks on your door we are here to remind you that you deserve the best love!

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