Falling in Love is the first book to unlock the mysteries of how and why we fall in love. Renowned psychologist Ayala Pines shows us why we fall for the people we do, and argues convincingly that we love neither by chance nor by accident. She offers sound advice for making the right choices when it comes to this complicated emotion. Packed with helpful suggestions for those seeking love and those already in it, this book is about love's many puzzles.

The second edition furthers the work of the popular and successful first edition. With expanded research, theory, and practice, this book once again provides one of a kind understandings of the experience of love.  The new edition offers updated references to recent research, new chapter exercises, and "case examples" of romantic stories to begin each chapter.

part Part 1|2 pages

Conscious Romantic Choices

chapter |9 pages

Proximity: The Hidden Matchmaker

chapter |14 pages

Arousal: The Elixir of Love

chapter |20 pages

Beauty and Character

chapter |14 pages

Birds of a Feather or Opposites Attract?

part Part 2|2 pages

Unconscious Choices

chapter |15 pages

Openness to Love

chapter |23 pages

The Internal Romantic Image

chapter |15 pages

Four Stories

part Part 3|3 pages

Romantic Love in Long-Term Relatlonships