By: Angie Sadhu, MS LMFT
It is well researched that as human beings we are biologically wired for emotional connection, and that “Emotion is the messenger of love; it is the vehicle that carries every signal from one brimming heart to another. For human beings, feeling deeply is synonymous with being alive” (Lewis et al., 2000, p. 37). Simply put, we need social connections to live well—to love and to be loved. The dating
ritual is one way in which we strive to
meet partners and develop relationships
to fill the desire for intimacy and love.