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Although it’s one everyone may already be familiar with, love remains complex. Nobody ever knows when it’ll come and if it’ll ever go. If only people could understand when it’ll strike, perhaps, a romantic clock of some sort so that people can prepare.

Nothing is more painful than an unrequited love, which leaves people hoping not to love once more. It makes one powerless, with nobody to blame but themselves; for why they fell in love and for whom they love. People can’t even be mad when love isn’t returned, which defeats its essence.

Love comes when people least expect it. But to others, this doesn’t come at all.

People can fall asleep easier and at a proper time due to their body clocks. Women naturally grow fond of the idea of bearing children, timing their fertility with their biological clock. But what about love? Does a romantic clock exist for people to know when the right timing for love is?

People Have Biological Clocks, but Does This Include Romance?

How does the body know when to feel sleepy, to look for sleep amid busy schedules?

Inside everyone ticks a biological clock perfectly timing people’s behavior and activities. Its fundamental function revolves around coordinating and organizing people’s behavior to maximize their bodies to fit their routines. Simple functions like timing women’s cycle to more complex aspects of life, such as maternity, rely on this internal clock, making it a critical component of people’s physiology.

But is life only limited to essential physiological functions?

In the book Reflecting the Landscape of Life by Quattlebaum, love is labeled as the core of humanity, the most powerful emotion in the universe. It’s considered God’s most beautiful gift, as it’s what birthed us and breathed life into humans. But for something so essential and prominent in people’s lives, is there any way to understand it? Is there a way to help people comprehend its timing and existence?

Setting the Romantic Clock

Falling in love is a personal experience. No two people will ever undergo the same journey and pattern of falling in love. Generally, it takes between two weeks to four months for people to grow attracted to someone. But this may start as a fleeting attraction that gradually turns into profound affection and love. That’s when things can get confusing and messy.

When people love uniquely, how can they know the right timing to profess their love verbally? It’s different when people know they’re liked, and someone has told them they’re in love.

Dr. Micheal J. Breus, who studies the science of biological clocks, says there may be a way to make love more time-bound and understandable. He believes love can be best understood when associated with people’s circadian rhythm. How fast they fall in love or determine the perfect time to open themselves to love depends on their general timing.

It’s a Basic Principle

Nobody sees through rose-colored glasses when they aren’t ready to acknowledge and pick it up. People fall in love when they’re in their best mood. But this doesn’t only happen when they’re at their happiest. An individual’s romantic clock depends on three existing rhythms contributing to the perfect mood for love. These include the attraction rhythm, the affection rhythm, and the attachment rhythm.

People are more receptive to attraction when they are in their best mood. Everything looks better and pleasing to the eyes, assisting in people’s capacity to fall in love.

Characterized by the spike in happy hormones, the rush of heat people observes the attraction rhythm experience when they’re with the person they’re attracted to. This is typically influenced by histocompatibility or two people’s compatibility based on their pheromones and other physiological elements. When people are attracted to someone, they will start being motivated to show affection towards this person – hence, kicking off their affection rhythm.

As people move further, growing their affection for each other, they will begin nurturing their attachment rhythm. This is when long-term relationships become possible.