Dating for 2 and a half years
Taken together, this “two year” research has led scientists to suggest that it takes about two years to formulate a solid bond between two people.
That these changes in brain chemicals (that lead to all those crazy-in-love feelings) are necessary to alter your brain circuitry so you attach to your mate. It wouldn’t be advantageous for it to last forever—I mean, love can pack a hell of a crazy wallop.
They found that newlyweds initially enjoyed a big boost of happiness. You guessed it— all that those giddy emotions returned to normal, regardless of relationship status.
They'd prefer to find someone new and hope this time they can make that blissful state last forever.
Why Quitting Now Might be the Right Idea There's potential value in this impulse.
The transition from "falling in love" to "being in love" is difficult for many people.
They're hooked on the chemical rushes of infatuation.
But, when Marazziti tested these same individuals two years later, all of the hormones returned to baseline, whether or not they were still in a relationship.