What causes attraction?

wiseGEEK Writing Contest

Attraction is caused by emotional tension. To understand this more clearly it is important to break it down to the basics. Emotion is the agitation of feelings caused by love, hate, fear, etc., and is always accompanied by bodily changes, like increased heartbeat or respiration. For our purpose, it causes changes in the way the body thinks and reacts. When you mix this with tension which is intense, suppressed suspense, anxiety, or excitement, you get a baloon tightly packed with highly explosive emotions. Some people are afraid of the explosion. This explains why some run from it! When the formula is laid out, it seems elementary, but there is no school or class that can prepare a person to take on the feeling that arise when tension builds by giving and taking away of the opposite sex's attention

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