This is Helen Fisher, the chief science adviser for Match.com and an anthropologist who specializes in ~love~.
Myth: If you initially don’t find someone attractive, you will never fall in love with them.
Myth: Partners are curious about your ex early on.
Myth: Singles rarely think long term on a first date.
Myth: Romantic love is always triggered by physical attraction first.
Myth: Love at first sight only exists in the movies.
Myth: Intense, passionate, romantic love lasts no more than a few months.
Myth: To singles, getting married shows that you really love someone.
Myth: Single men want more nights out with friends than women do.
Myth: Men like being single.
Myth: Men are turned off by a successful woman.
Myth: Men are uncomfortable when a woman asks them out.
Myth: Men feel that proposing marriage is always the man’s job.
Myth: Men don’t put in much prep time before a date.
Myth: Men don’t want to date smarter women.
Myth: Women want to move in together with a new partner sooner than men do.
Myth: Singles without children avoid dating single parents with children.