Bored bad dating stories
For starters, the vast majority of men don't even think about selecting gifts until Christmas Eve.
Once at the mall, they always seem surprised to find only Ronco products, socket wrench sets, and mood rings left on the shelves.
For evolutionary reasons, these neurotransmitters help keep mates together to rear their offspring (no studies on paying off their mortgage, yet).
This translates into thoughts like, "Oh gosh, I could do better," or "Is this really all there is?
Series B, Biological sciences, 2007, Feb.;361(1476):0962-8436. If the dates that follow (and the mornings after) go well, that physical attraction can turn into infatuation or "romantic love," powered by the brain's reward chemicals: dopamine and norepinephrine.
This first stage of a relationship is also known as "the honeymoon phase," and it can last anywhere from nine months to two years, says Irina Firstein, LCSW, a couples therapist. Characterized by a "Drunk in Love" kind of feeling, it's when everything physical, mental, and emotional just clicks—the happy days of finding someone you really like.
These factors—the very real potential for comittment, the suspicion that we're not worth it, and the end of "the chase"—can all combine to turn your new partner into the most boring person in the world, even if it's a total 180 from how you felt about them days ago, Page says. Meaning don't force yourself to be more intimate than you feel, but don't tell them it's over as soon as they suggest Netflix (again).
The good thing about the Wave is that it should only last a few weeks at most.