Once stigmatized as a venue for the desperate, online dating has become a normal part of the mating game.A recent survey of 19,000 people who married between 20 found that 35 percent of these new couples met online, with about half of those meeting through an online dating site (Cacioppo et al., 2013).This is the infatuation taking over my mind, rendering me totally useless.I won’t find the right person for me from chasing highs. I just absolutely love when I have chemistry with someone, whether physical or emotional. I sometimes chase it even when it isn’t in my best interest.I want to spend all of my time with this person and I crave them because I enjoy the high that the physical chemistry gives me.This is when I start to confuse infatuation with love. The high that comes from being lustful or infatuated feels kind of similar to the feeling of love.I find myself convincing myself that I know what I feel is true.
Unfortunately, it’s the former that usually takes over and leads me to people who aren’t good for me every single time.
Because I’m chasing after this feeling, I’m sort of blind to what I should be seeing. My friends are on the outside saying, “Duh, I told you so!