We produce a major complex of neurochemicals that are released when we interact with each other, face-to-face. The only way to form a long-term relationship is regular physical contact: laughing with that person, touching that person…Relationships work due to these neurochemicals: oxytocin, dopamine, and endorphins.Our bodies have evolved to crave them and if you don’t get them it is detrimental, particularly for your mental health! It does not need to be sexual love, it can occur with different kinds of social contact: with friends, for example, or with your child or your family.All these kinds of physical contact produce those essential neurochemicals.
Nowadays, a lot of people never pair up and are always looking for the next best thing, which is not good for us individually and for our society.
Ultimately, we need long-term relationships, because of how we have evolved, and what is important for long-term love is physical contact, not online interaction.
We will eventually learn how to use these dating platforms better, though.
“There is a connection between the two, because we have long-term relationships so that we can raise children well, from an evolutionary viewpoint, considering that human babies are so helpless and dependent, needing a long time to develop.
Lasting love is there so that children grow healthily, as human parents must stay together longer and bond with their child more than animals do.” So Anna is sceptical of online dating and the importance of love with no strings attached.
I already notice a slight reaction, with some dating sites focusing on face-to-face contact again, making people meet each other immediately.