- Medical Author: Pallavi Suyog Uttekar, MD
- Medical Reviewer: Shaziya Allarakha, MD
How many times have we dreamed of running off into the sunset, hand in hand with someone special? Regardless of our gender, our careers, or other pursuits, most of us long to end up with “the one” at the end of the day.
With social media and dating apps, our social circles have broadened and made searching for the perfect match both easier and more difficult by leveling the playing field. But what exactly is a perfect match?
When it comes to finding a perfect match, compatibility is key. You want to find someone you can talk to openly, have fun with, and share your interests and activities with. People who are compatible with each other understand equality and respect, and don’t have to spend every waking moment together to feel secure or comfortable in the relationship.
Love comes in all forms, and romantic love is often characterized by intensity, engagement, and sexual interest. But while romantic infatuation can cause a rush of feel-good chemicals in your brain, it may not last a lifetime.
Another issue is that we tend to choose our partners based on our attachment patterns, which are influenced by our childhoods and continue to subconsciously influence our choices in partners.