Noteworthy female freedom or power was an exception rather than the rule, though this is a matter of speculation and debate.uses brain scans to show that love is the product of a chemical reaction in the brain.Townsend's compilation of various research projects concludes that men are susceptible to youth and beauty, whereas women are susceptible to status and security.These differences are part of a natural selection process where males seek many healthy women of childbearing age to mother offspring, and women seek men who are willing and able to take care of them and their children.She also proposes that the links between love and desire are bidirectional as opposed to unilateral.Furthermore, Diamond does not state that one's sex has priority over another sex (a male or female) in romantic love because her theory suggests it is as possible for someone who is homosexual to fall in love with someone of the other gender as for someone who is heterosexual to fall in love with someone of the same gender.In her 2012 review of this topic, Diamond emphasized that what is true for men may not be true for women.
The two at the end of the play love each other as they love virtue." In Romeo and Juliet, in saying "all combined, save what thou must combine By holy marriage," Romeo implies that it is not marriage with Juliet that he seeks but simply to be joined with her romantically.
Kierkegaard addressed these ideas in works such as Either/Or and Stages on Life's Way.
The "tragic" contradiction between romance and society is most forcibly portrayed in literature, in Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, in Flaubert's Madame Bovary, and William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
Psychologist Harold Bessell in his book The Love Test, reconciles the opposing forces noted by the above researchers and shows that there are two factors that determine the quality of a relationship.
Bessell proposes that people are drawn together by a force he calls "romantic attraction," which is a combination of genetic and cultural factors.