Hint: It has to do with accepting bubbe meise and being cool with miso soup for breakfast.
Only 40 percent of women and 30 percent of men say it is very important to them to have a partner of the same ethnic group.
Prior to Rutgers University, she was a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. She is now the most referenced scholar in the love research community.
In 2005, she was hired by to help build chemistry.com, which used her research and experience to create both hormone-based and personality-based matching systems. The Science of Seduction, where she discussed her most recent research on brain chemistry and romantic love.
She argues that the brain’s circuitry has evolved in such a way that humans will always search for romantic love and partnership—humanity’s survival has depended on it for millennia.
“The vast majority of people on the internet, even on Tinder, are looking for a long-term committed relationship,” she says.
40 percent of women and 30 percent of women say it is very important to be with someone of the same religious background. 95 percent of both genders say they want someone who respects them, someone they can trust and confide in, someone who makes them laugh, someone who makes enough time for them.
Fisher discusses many of the feelings of intense romantic love, saying it begins as the beloved takes on "special meaning." Then you focus intensely on him or her.
Our farming forebears were obliged to marry someone with the "right" kin, social and religious connections. And the credo was honor thy husband 'til death do us part.
Today, instead, most men and women in postindustrial societies marry (and divorce) for love.
Across prehistory, serial pairing was probably the norm—as it is becoming once again.
In fact, I believe we are shedding some 10,000 years of agrarian traditions and returning to our prehistoric roots.