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Cultural Quote #228: Lust Versus Love (Difference #1)

Lust is driven by physical connection, but love comes from emotional connection. It all comes down to our brain. Which areas are being activated when you hang out with your partner? Research shows that lust lights up the regions associated with reward and motivation, whereas love stimulates the areas that helps you empathize. Lust happens when you and your partner don’t have much to talk about, but have great sex. This is common for two people who haven’t been dating for too long, but love happens when you appreciate your partner for more than just their looks, and can spend meaningful time with them. This is what ultimately forms the start of a deep and serious relationship.


For more, see 6 Differences Between Love Vs. Lust (Psych2Go).

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