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We can explain not only the evolution of humans through reproduction with concrete scientific evidence, but also the way in which we interact with one another as well as how we choose romantic partners. Scholar and bestselling author Morikawa explains that our instinctual desire for our descendents to flourish is at the center of what dictates our attraction to others, with those whose DNA will likely leave the most copies of our own DNA driving our romantic choices.

Humans, just like animals, use the five senses to evaluate their partner based upon sight, smell, sound, taste, and touch. However, since in most cases we engage in this behavior on a subconscious level, we feel as though the object of our affection has seemingly come down from the heavens, perhaps a special delivery from Cupid himself. Humans don’t notice that they are actually using their senses to screen potential partners before developing romantic feelings for them. 


Chapter 1. What Kinds of People Are We Drawn To?

Chapter 2. Love is Visual – The Kinds of Women Men Like

Chapter 3. Love is Visual – The Kinds of Men Women Like

Chapter 4. Love is Smell

Chapter 5. Love is Sound

Chapter 6. Love is Taste

Chapter 7. Love is Touch

Chapter 8. Love is Hard 

About the Author


Tomonori Morikawa is a professor at the School of International Liberal Studies at Waseda University. Morikawa worked for both the United Nations Development Programme, as well as the International Fund for Agricultural Development and as an associate professor at Lewis-Clark State College. 

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