How did you meet your partner?
February 21st, 2013
I love hearing stories of how couples found each other. When I’m out with new friends, it’s one of the first things I ask about – tell me the story of how you two met.
Regardless of the details, there’s something magical in that moment, the start of something new and exciting. Maybe there was an immediate spark or maybe it was slow to flame, but it’s part of a bigger, growing story. And I love a good story.
Attraction is a funny thing – you might think you’re drawn to his blue eyes or her straight smile, but there are deeper elements at play here. Your brain is figuring out if this person is a good mate – any hint of illness or bad genetics will be a turn off to your brain despite what your heart is feeling. And though you may require several dates to figure out how you feel about your new love, your brain can size them up rather quickly by how they smell, the symmetry of their face and the shape of their body. Fortunately, behavior plays a big role in long term relationships; just because someone meets the initial criteria for your brain to be attracted doesn’t mean that you will fall for just any old fool.
I met my husband at Planned Parenthood. I worked there as an educator and he was part of the crew who painted our offices. He was shy, so I invited him to dinner. I can’t say whether it was love at first sight, but somehow our brains and our hearts figured it out. And 12 years later, I’m still drawn to his blue eyes.
Tell me your story – how did you two meet?
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