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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

April: How Important is Chemistry in Love?













Featured author Deb Caletti says, "Dorothy Hoffman, Quinn's grandmother, writes about chemistry and love. How important is chemistry in a relationship?"


10 comments:

Lorie Ann Grover said...
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Lorie Ann Grover said...

This is such a tough one, right? I mean isn't it so sad when chemistry only goes one direction? Heartbreak.

But when it does go both ways, it's pretty much electric. Sizzle!

I'm thinking it is an initial facet of love. But it may be generated later in a friendship.

S said...

I've never been in love so it's difficult to properly answer this, but I'd say it's very important.
I get along with a lot of people but I think some have that special "spark" that you need for love and that's what makes you attracted to the idea of being with them.
Does that even make sense?

Shelf Elf said...

Chemistry can be dangerous too. Sometimes there might be chemistry with someone who is really wrong for you. I have a friend who keeps going on and on about her chemistry with this guy who is otherwise selfish and mean, but it's the "chemistry" that keeps pulling her back.

Just because there's chemistry doesn't make it right. So says Shelf Elf.

Erin said...

I think chemistry is that instant-attraction, that feeling you get when you suddenly have a crush on a specific person, sometimes for no particularly logical reason. So yes, it's super important to have that. If you're not attracted to someone you probably won't be happy being with them.

I'm also going to agree with Shelf Elf, though--just because you DO have that attraction, doesn't mean you should necessarily pursue the relationship.

Enna Isilee said...

What is chemistry? Instant attraction? That can help, or it can hurt. I believe that love is something developed over time, but if you both (or even just one) had an instant attraction, that can make it more fun.

Deb said...

It's that question of balance again, I think. Chemistry gets a bad name (precisely because of the trouble it gets us into when there's a lot of chemistry and not much else). But, without it? As Grandma in the book says, "It's like kissing some relative." I think I may have misquoted myself, ha. Can't quite remember. Point being, I think chemistry is essential balanced with the other necessary and fine qualities...

Dia Calhoun said...

Chemistry can create a magical mix or a dangerous, explosive mix.
Because of this, no relationship that is long term and lasting can be based on chemistry alone.

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Oh, good stuff here!

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