You're sexy. You're smart. So be part of the real sexual revolution; Join us for candid talk about intimacy, relationships, protection, and more.
Buy a Box, Give a Box

65 million Americans are currently living with an STD.* And Women are twice as likely as men to contract an STD.* Find out how you can make a difference. Join the Cause. Visit elexabytrojan.com.

*Source: American Social Health Association

« Homophobia the "Hard-Away" | Main | Dating Dealbreakers »

Chemistry, Our Fickle Mistress

That mysterious connection, that intangible thing that makes your words trip, your heart race, your mind wander:  Chemistry.  I've felt it; it's definitely real.

Yet sadly, so often it doesn't hold the meaning we wish that it would.  Even as sometimes it does.

I can think of a couple of guys I dated with whom I had amazing chemistry and horrible breakups.  I definitely think there's an inverse relationship there!  When you're madly crazy about someone, it cuts deep when you rip it away.

Then again, I can think of men in who's presence I've had trouble stringing sentences together due to my attraction, and yet I had absolutely no real romantic interest in them.  And since I don't do the casual sex thing, I truly mean absolutely no romantic interest.  Either they were taken, or simply not my type for one reason or another.

There's something else, too, though.  And it's more back to the horrible breakups.  The thing about being madly in love - the kind of love that comes with chemistry - is that it hurts so much when it doesn't work out.  Lately, I sometimes feel my reaction to chemistry in a whole new way.  Like cat paws on the side of a bathtub.

Oh, sure, you say that water's simply warm, but I don't want to get burned.

Am I afraid to fall madly in love again?

Truth be told, I think I am.

The question is, can you find love without chemistry?  Or does true love require it?

Because if it does, I'm going to have to get braver.  I'm going to have to jump in again, and honestly, sometimes I'm not sure I can.

At least not alone.

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/t/trackback/16199778

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Chemistry, Our Fickle Mistress:

Comments

Post a comment

If you have a TypeKey or TypePad account, please Sign In

Let us hear from you and remember, inappropriate posts will be removed

Save $2.00
Our Bloggers
Logan Levkoff Logan Levkoff
Sexologist/Relationship Expert/TV Personality/Advice Columnist
Liz Rizzo Liz Rizzo
Writer/Director
Vixen Vixen
Bad Girls Rule
Yvonne Fulbright Yvonne Fulbright
Sexologist/Sex Educator
Kellie Murphy Kellie Murphy
Journalist
Pepper Schwartz Pepper Schwartz
Professor of Sociology, University of Washington

Recent Comments

I have been emotionally unavailable all of my adult-life (35 y/o)...I didn't even know that I was until I done a lot of soul searching and found that I WAS/AM INDEED EMOTIONALLY UNAVAILABLE...I hav... Read More >>

Posted by: Bee | May 22, 2008 10:16:43 PM

This is sad. Women hate when men play games but all of these sites (like this) talks about not being true to yourself. If you want to be with someone then you should just let them know and lean b... Read More >>

Posted by: Roz | May 20, 2008 2:45:54 PM

Use online personals, love calculator create blogs, upload your music, video's dating forums and LIVE Video IM, 3D City, fall in love today!

... Read More >>

Posted by: Online Dating | May 7, 2008 8:10:20 PM

Have a Question? Click here for answers

Buy Discreetly
Click here to buy Elexa™ Vibrating RingBuy Discreetly
Buy Discreetly
Elexa™ Vibrating Ring is not for sale in AL, CO, GA, KS, LA, MS, TX or VA.