Power of Love and Relationships Essay

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Power of Love and relationships
The first aspect of forming a social bond is an attraction, and there are many different ways in which people are attracted to those around them. Attraction refers to positive feelings you have for another person, it can be liking, love, friendships, and lust. When it comes to love and relationships, attractions are important. One would think that physical attraction is aspect number one and research shows that the romantic attraction is primarily determined from physical attraction. (Hadjistavropoulos, T. (1994).) Men look at attraction differently than women, and research finds that men are more impacted by social norms that make it appropriate to value physical attractiveness. However, studies show that
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But the commonality in all of this is they like ethnic food, music and outdoors. They like spending time together and that is the attraction.

An equitable relationship in attraction means that both partners feel equal in the relationship. This pertains to how the couple feels about their relationship and not how it appears on the outside. For instance, when myself and my husband got married it agreed that I would take care of the inside of the home and he would take care of the outside. It was a fair agreement and to the outside looked fair, as well. It was not until our family grew and, therefore, the inside chores increased. (Laundry, dishes, cooking, etc.) that I received feedback from others that I was doing more in the agreement. I still choose to stay with the agreement, because, for me, I was still feeling equal in the relationship. And it was now part of my relationship role of being mom. Hard to get, often thought of in the dating community as a game one plays to attract another. One who plays hard to get is a person who pretends to be less interested in someone in a way to make them more interested in them. In essence, it is a game. It is unfair to the person you are playing with, in my opinion. Dating is hard enough, and honesty is the best policy, especially if you are trying to maintain a long term relationship. Why is a relationship as important to us as humans? The law of reciprocity sums it up, to give and to take mutually; to

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