Love Is More Than Just Physical Attraction


In the last 75 years or so, psychologists have only recently begun to define love as more than just a physical attraction. The word “love” can be used to describe a variety of emotions, behaviors, and attitudes, such as compassion and loyalty. Love can be found in relationships with family, friends, pets, and even people we don’t know.

In a romantic relationship, many believe that love is the feeling of intimacy and security. This often means a deep connection to the person you’re with and a willingness to be vulnerable by sharing personal details like embarrassing stories or secrets. You may also be willing to make sacrifices for the other person, such as taking on responsibilities or giving up certain interests.

The first signs of true love are feelings of closeness and safety. Biologically, this includes the release of chemicals in your brain associated with reward and pleasure, such as dopamine and norepinephrine. This is what leads you to spend more time with the person you’re attracted to and can be a sign that your relationship has potential.

Once you’re in the throes of true love, it’s easy to get lost in your emotions and become blinded by hormones. It can be difficult to see your flaws and admit when you’ve done something wrong. But, if you’re truly in love, it’s usually a positive experience to overcome those challenges together. This is what makes loving someone so worthwhile—that and the fact that they’re worth the effort.

What Makes a Great Movie?

Filmmakers know that they won’t always have their audience’s undivided attention. So they do things like repeat character names or use incidental music to highlight really important plot points. They do this because they want you to focus, and they know that it’s fun for audiences to make connections on their own that add up to a bigger whole.

Bong Joon-ho proved that he’s more than just an animated genius with this sci-fi drama about a trainload of peasants who revolt against their overlords. Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer and John Hurt join the superstar Korean actor for this epic, visually striking allegory of the modern world.

A well-written script is the foundation of any movie. It’s what sets the tone and keeps viewers hooked throughout the entire experience. And a good script requires excellent acting to give life to the characters on screen and elicit a strong emotional response from viewers.

The last thing any film needs is for it to feel rushed or unfinished. That’s why a great director knows how to pace their film and how to build a sense of suspense. And they do this by keeping the action moving and ensuring that the story is well-structured and engaging.

This week’s releases include a heist thriller starring Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy and a powerful documentary about the roots of racism in America. Plus, Jamie Foxx and Tommy Lee Jones star in an Amazon Original about a handshake deal gone wrong.