Dating and physical chemistry
As in, everyone better get out of the building because there might be a fire. It’s a myth to think that just because someone’s gorgeous, you’re guaranteed to feel amazing chemistry with them.Plus, on the other side of the coin, not having a strong physical attraction to someone after seeing them for the first time doesn’t always mean there’s no chemistry.
In short, the marriage will suffer without this regular bonding and connection.
Chemistry isn’t always synonymous with compatibility. You love the feeling of having amazing chemistry with someone, but does that mean you’re compatible? Compatibility is what’s sure to make for a happier long-term relationship, especially once the honeymoon period is over, and it’s either there or not.
Although your chemistry with someone might change with time, you’re probably not going to be able to change the fact that things like your values and life dreams clash in a big way. Giulia Simolo Giulia is a freelance writer living in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Simply put, physical chemistry is very important, yet still just one part of what is needed together to make a relationship work.
Other factors matter in relationships as well, such as conversation/communication skills, conflict resolution, listening skills, caring, consideration, empathy, education, spirituality, family background, similar interests, career/money management, parenting style, and so on.