Quotes by: Helen Fisher

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Barriers tend to intensify romance. It's called the 'Romeo and Juliet effect.' I call it 'frustration attraction.'
Helen Fisher
Men tend to be hierarchical, but women are driven to make lateral connections so they can cooperate.
Helen Fisher
Psychologists maintain that the dizzying feeling of intense romantic love lasts only about 18 months to - at best - three years.
Helen Fisher
There are cognitive processes and limbic reactions associated with basic emotions. And you can change brain chemistry, but you're still not going to change memories and experiences in a human being.
Helen Fisher
Almost always, when I'm on TV, the producers who call me, who negotiate what we're going to say, is a woman.
Helen Fisher
My hypothesis is that conservative Republicans have very clear values, and when you have that, you're simply more relaxed.
Helen Fisher
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.
Helen Fisher
When somebody leaves Match.com or Chemistry.com, they ask you why you left. One box you can check is, 'I found somebody.' Between 15 and 20 percent of people check that box.
Helen Fisher
The Great Depression of the 1930s saw more American unmarried women working from nine to five, mostly in repetitive, boring, subordinate, dead-end jobs. But the number of working women doubled between 1870 and 1940. During World War II it doubled once again.
Helen Fisher
Once you fall for someone, their smell can be a powerful thing. Women will wear their boyfriends' T-shirts, and throughout tales in history men have held on to their lover's handkerchief.
Helen Fisher
The human brain is built to compare; it's Darwinian to consider an alternative when one presents itself.
Helen Fisher
You fall in love with somebody who fits within what I call your 'love map,' an unconscious list of traits that you build in childhood as you grow up. And I also think that you gravitate to certain people, actually, with somewhat complementary brain systems.
Helen Fisher
Despite the myth that men are less committed, they are predisposed to desire marriage.
Helen Fisher
You've got to remember that men are men and women are women. And although a lot of similarities, there are some real differences.
Helen Fisher
Women spend their lives trying to look good for men. So a woman who feels she's sending the right visual signals is pleased with herself.
Helen Fisher
Why do we feel jealousy? Therapists often regard the demon as a scar of childhood trauma or a symptom of a psychological problem. And it's true that people who feel inadequate, insecure, or overly dependent tend to be more jealous than others.
Helen Fisher
The only people you and I are likely to know in common are people in the news - politicians, journalists and celebrities.
Helen Fisher
You know, when you've been dumped, the one thing you love to do is just forget about this human being, and then go on with your life - but no, you just love them harder.
Helen Fisher
Sometimes we fall in love with somebody who will probably never love us, for reasons having nothing to do with us but with their own mindset, their chemistry.
Helen Fisher
More and more of us live segmented, compartmentalized lives. This isn't natural. For millions of years, our forebears knew everyone around them and everyone knew them.
Helen Fisher
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