Economics of Love and Marriage

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Introduction: Love is an emotion that we feel for some fellow human beings. Love is a basic dimension of human experience that is variously conveyed as a sense of tender affection, an intense attraction, the foundation of intimacy and good interpersonal chemistry, willing self-sacrifice on behalf of another, and as an ineffable sense of affinity or connection to nature, other living beings, or even that which is unseen. According to Sri Aurobindo : “There is usually a hope of return, of benefit or advantage of some kind, or of certain pleasures and gratifications, mental, vital or physical that the person loved can give. Remove these things and the love very soon sinks, diminishes or disappears or turns into anger, reproach, indifference …show more content…
It has been found that people who have no hobbies or interests will fall in love more frequently and faster and People who are out of school and working in a boring job will fall in love more frequently and faster. Materialistic Needs: Primary Needs (Food, Water, Shelter, Transportation)-Primary needs are the minimal needs for survival and happiness. People who are unable to satisfy their primary needs will usually find someone to satisfy these needs. Some research findings in this regard are People in poor countries marry younger and People who do not have cars will be attracted to those who have cars Sexual Needs – This need in people is usually very strong. Sex produces biochemical reactions releasing endorphins and other chemicals that make you feel good. Close intimate contact also relieves stress. Therefore, sex can also be used to fulfill entertainment and safety needs. If this need is properly satisfied then the break up rate is lower whereas impotence and infertility causes stress in a relationship. Materialistic Desires - People have varying materialistic desires. Some people are able to be content with the simple things in life. Others could only be happy if they have the finer things in life. These people tend to find these in their lovers. Findings show that rich and powerful people are more attractive to materialistic people than non-materialistic people and the fact that

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