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All Quotes by author - Helen Fisher
" After a man falls madly in love, he no longer cares how old she is. "
" A hundred years ago, if you had a child out of marriage, you'd be a social disgrace. Today women feel comfortable enough economically and culturally to bring up a child without a recognized commitment from a man. "
" Almost always, when I'm on TV, the producers who call me, who negotiate what we're going to say, is a woman. "
" Along with our many human propensities, we evolved a huge cerebral cortex with which we make decisions. "
" A lot of people have been romantically in love with somebody who they feel wasn't appropriate to marry. "
" A lot of people head into courtship looking for fireworks. Don't pass up a chance by dumping someone after a first date because you don't feel the fireworks. The fireworks can happen at any time and be maintained. "
" Anthropologists have found evidence of romantic love in 170 societies. They've never found a society that did not have it. "
" Any kind of novelty or excitement drives up dopamine in the brain, and dopamine is associated with romantic love. "
" Any time you choose not to hide your tattoo, you're limiting your social sphere, because they're not popular in big business. "
" A Rolex watch or an expensive car are the things guys often use to show status, wealth, and basic desirability. "
" As a group, anthropologists are not too fond of people who work in the business world. "
" As social animals, we need to exchange juicy tales about someone - to connect with one another. For millions of years our forebears must have sat around the campfire, whispering about everyone they knew. "
" As societies continue to loosen their standards regarding what is appropriate female and male behavior, I think we are going to realize we have not only underestimated women, but also men. "
" As women in industrial societies join the paid workforce, they gain the economic means to depart unhappy marriages more easily. "
" At first I assumed hate was the opposite of love. But it isn't. The opposite of love is indifference. "
" A woman of 40 or 50 or 60 can take estrogen replacements, get facelifts, spend her money in bars. "
" A woman will toss her head and a man will say, 'Oh she's trying to pick me up,' when in fact she's not doing that at all. So, women actually have to be a little careful with what they do, because men will pick up things that they didn't mean. "
" Barriers tend to intensify romance. It's called the 'Romeo and Juliet effect.' I call it 'frustration attraction.' "
" Blushing is thought to be linked to increased levels of norepinephrine in the brain, which may be associated with romantic feelings. It signals that we are interested and excited, which is attractive to men. "
" Both sexes like the exercise and challenge of sports, but for men it's also a basic display behavior for impressing and winning a mate. "
" Despite the myth that men are less committed, they are predisposed to desire marriage. "
" Every time you cuddle with your children, you're likely to be driving down your testosterone. "
" Experiences shape the brain, but the brain shapes the way we view experiences, too. "
" For men, being too put-together implies femininity. "
" For so many generations, a woman's only career path was to marry well and to marry up. Those days have changed. "
" From my studies of genetics and neuroscience I have come to believe that people fall into four broad personality types - each influenced by a different brain chemical: I call them the Explorer, Builder, Director, and Negotiator. "
" Games are the way we keep romance alive. They're based in human hardwiring. Playing hard-to-get or leaving a little to the imagination allows the woman to be wooed and appreciated and the man to be challenged and intrigued. "
" Globalization requires taking a broad contextual and long-term view. "
" Good-looking people are always looking for other good-looking people. "
" Hair that gleams can send a clear sign that you're young and in your prime, whatever your actual age. "
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