It’s an exciting time, but it’s also filled with moments of anxiety, where you are questioning every move. But, for over-thinkers around the world, the first stages of dating can be mentally exhausting.
Let’s not be too proud to admit we’ve been this person from time to time — the over-analyzer.
It's more complicated than one might think, and it has as much to do with savvy marketing and brain science as it does with thrilling rides and junk food.
"The modern amusement park is, beneath the flash and the chaos, a carefully tuned psychological machine," the article states. It's no surprise to anyone who's ever dropped to their near death on Disney World's Tower of Terror or screamed their way through a ride on Coney Island's rickety Cyclone (seriously, that thing feels like it could break at any second): Terrifying experiences can make us feel pretty euphoric once we're back on solid ground. Amusement parks are a great place to take a date, and not just because you can grab his hand on the aforementioned scary rides (although that's certainly a plus) Anthropologist Helen Fisher says that people tend to become attracted to each other when they're in "novel and exciting" situations, like on vacation or while walking around a (quite literal) fantasy world.
With every cute text you receive from him or her, you are giddy and excited.
You send screenshots to your BFF, with, “Isn’t he the cutest? You start having thoughts like, “When am I going to meet his friends? ” The future is on your mind and you don't hate it. At this point, you realize you either love or hate this person.
You know that cartoon character with the hearts coming out of its eyes? You can’t stop thinking about this person, even though you barely know him/her. This is where your butterflies turn into nervousness. Your nerves are on high alert and having a nice glass of wine during dinner has never sounded better.” You two set up another date, and then another one. You two start getting a little more comfortable with each other. You two will either decide to become exclusive or become nothing at all.You can now tell him/her that you love to watch Bravo 24/7. Either way, you’re just happy this roller coaster of emotions is coming to a stop. But being a Brickie-cum-foreman-cum-construction worker chap, he was one of the people who performed manual tasks and hard, outdoor labour that would mentally scar lightweights like me.And difficult introductory paragraph out of the way, that Rollercoaster Tycoon 3, eh?You feel like you’re on cloud nine — completely reassured.