The Fascinating Brain Science That Impacts Who We're Attracted To

"He/she just gets me." Sound familiar? According to a new study published in the journal PNAS, that reason—the feeling of mutual understanding—for being attracted to someone is more science than mere turn of phrase.

Researchers found that we are attracted to people whose emotions we feel we can easily understand. This makes sense. After all, a functional relationship is built from successful, empathetic communication and mutual understanding. If we are always questioning our partner's intentions and motivations, the relationship would surely be fraught with mistrust. The findings of the study suggest that the reason for this cause for attraction, however, has to do with brain science.