You are one million percent sure you’ll be marrying this guy.These hormones perform a logic lobotomy that instils a smug sense of sexual supremacy.This is why older couples can often present as the most romantic of all.New research suggests plenty of people at 70-plus rate their sex lives as ‘very satisfying’.Other couples may suffer the inevitable sex slump that seems to happen later, but that’s not going to happen to you two!The sexy, super-charged brain hormones slow from a flood to a trickle and fuzzy, bonding chemicals like oxytocin and vasopressin move in.Sadly, this happens about as often as simultaneous orgasms.Usually one is ready to climb out of the couple bubble before the other and one of you feels hurt and threatened.
And these stages are like tests that check your compatibility with each other.
Or are you in a seasoned relationship with someone you’ve been with for several years?
It doesn’t matter how long your relationship has lasted, because all the relationships will fit snugly in one of these relationship stages. It almost always starts with an intense attraction and an uncontrollable urge to be with each other.
The result is a calmer, content phase where affection and love seem more important than getting a leg-over in the loo at your friend’s dinner party.
You’re sizing each other up to decide who is going to be ‘boss’ of the relationship.