Attraction and Love—Binding Forces



How do we explain the goings-on in this tangled web of deception? Candy and Stretch felt strongly attracted to each other. What determines who is attractive?
Why did Candy and Stretch pretend to agree on everything? Why did they put off introductions to their parents?
Two possible outcomes of attraction are friendship and love. Candy and Stretch “fell in love.” What is love? When the first author was a teenager, the answer was, “Five feet of heaven in a ponytail.” However, this answer may lack scientific merit.
We see that there are different forms of love and that our concepts of love are not universal.
Investigators define feelings of attraction as psychological forces that draw people together. Many factors enter into personal attraction. The first of these that we consider is physical appearance.

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