Why do people fall in love?

Oct 11, 2012, 08:19 IST | Dear Diana

Dear Diana, I'm a 21-year-old arts student. I want to know why people fall in love?

The reason why I’m asking you this question is because I feel that love mostly turns people towards possessiveness, treachery, infidelity, heartbreak and financial disaster. Isn’t it?
— Zain

Illustration/ Satish Acharya

Dear Zain,
Love just happens between two people. What exactly happens when two people are falling in love has been the subject of several studies worldwide. It is as difficult to explain as it is to understand why we fall for someone. Usually, we fall in love with a person that we find attractive, but also someone who demonstrates that they are attracted to us. There is this surge of exhilaration. On the flipside people also fall out of love. That is when jealousy and insecurities creep leading to heartbreak. It all depends on the individual and how each one handles it.

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