A romantic relationship is one that is characterized by feelings of love and attraction to another person. accompanies
Experts have come up with different ways to describe how people experience and express love. For example, psychologist Robert Sternberg suggests his three main components of love.
Passion, intimacy, choice/commitment. Romantic love, he explains, is a combination of passion and intimacy.2
Romantic relationships tend to change over time. People who are just starting out in love usually feel a stronger passion. During this initial infatuation phase, the brain releases certain neurotransmitters (dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin) that make people feel euphoric and “in love.”
Over time, these feelings become less intense. As relationships mature, people develop deeper levels of emotional intimacy and understanding.
Romantic relationships are often heated at first. Initial feelings of passion usually wane over time, while feelings of trust, emotional intimacy, and attachment grow stronger.