We’ve all had that moment when we’re staring at a loved one and we just can’t stop looking. And while we know that some of us are just really good at staring, we can’t help but think that there’s something else going on.
Perhaps it’s just a little bit of the “eye-rolling” that’s been going on for years, but we can’t help but wonder if there’s some kind of physical attraction going on.
As it turns out, there are plenty of men who are attracted to their girlfriends, but there’s another kind of attraction that is not as well known.
It’s called “romantic attraction.”
According to Dr. Kirk Douglas, author of The Art of Love and the man who coined the term “romantic attraction,” romantic attraction is a very different kind of attraction than physical attraction.
“Romantic attraction is a strong, deep, and intense feeling of love for someone. It’s a feeling that you have for a person and that person has for you,” Douglas says.
But while physical attraction is focused on physical attraction, romantic attraction focuses on more than just physical attraction.
“It’s a very intense and deep connection that is not based on the physical attributes of the person,” Douglas explains.
It’s a connection that is centered on the heart, not the body.
It’s a connection that is much more intimate than a physical attraction.
“Romantic attraction is based on the heart and soul and a deep connection that is very much based on the heart,” he says.
There are a few different types of romantic attraction. Some men are attracted to their girlfriends’ bodies, while others are attracted to their girlfriends’ hearts.
“Romantic attraction is more about the soul than the body. It’s more about the heart, the soul, and the emotional connection that is created between the two people,” Douglas says.
He says it’s important for men to understand that romantic attraction is not something that men have to be jealous of their girlfriends having.
“Romantic attraction is not a competition, it’s not a competition for the attention of the woman, it’s not a competition for the affection of the woman. It’s not a competition for the sex of the woman. Romantic attraction is a deep connection that is created between the two people,” he says.
Romantic attraction is something that both men and women can experience and learn to develop. But it’s important for us all to know that there’s more to love than just physical attraction.
“It’s a very deep and strong love, and it’s not something that is going to go away,” Douglas says.
If you’re interested in learning more about the science of romantic attraction, you can read an article about it from The Art of Love: The New Science of Love and Desire by Kirk Douglas.
You can also listen to an interview with Douglas about the science of romantic attraction from The Art of Love Podcast.
If you’re interested in learning more about other types of attraction, you can read about them in the article, “The Truth About Love.