No Struggles: how to fall in love


  • Find a complete stranger.

  • Reveal to each other intimate details about your lives for half an hour.

  • Then, stare deeply into each other’s eyes without talking for four minutes.

York psychologist, Professor Arthur Arun, has been studying why people fall in love.

He asked his subjects to carry out the above 3 steps and found that many of his couples felt deeply attracted after the 34 minute experiment. Two of his subjects later got married.

Almost more interesting to me is this bit from the BBC article:

“Another experiment showed that if people experience fear on a date they often misinterpret that feeling as love.”


“In fact, people who both like the same level of thrills and excitement are more likely to be compatible.”

Hello, I’m Sid Branca, and I like to kiss girls who are into thrills. I like men who misinterpret fear as love. I don’t know how to talk to another human being, and I’m afraid of dying alone.