The science of falling in love: Butterflies are good, but chemistry determines longevity

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Falling in love is a bit more complex than butterflies and your heart skipping a beat. Illustration image by Getty Images
Falling in love is a bit more complex than butterflies and your heart skipping a beat. Illustration image by Getty Images

Why do some first kisses lead to fireworks, while others fizzle out?

You might think it has to do with the right time, the right place and the right technique, but that's not the whole story.

"When your lips touch someone else's, all these little neurochemicals are activated," says relationship counsellor Amanda Lambros. "It happens so quickly you don't even know."

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