In an age when television networks attempt to play both matchmaker and relationship counselor with "reality" shows, it's no wonder that cynics like myself feel obligated to pooh-pooh romantic love. Isn't love just some societal standard constructed to endorse monogamy, to provide guilt-ridden prudes with an excuse for having sex, more survival-of-the-species hype? Forget sentimentality; let's talk biology here. Those feelings of spiritual connection, intense arousal, and psychological affinity are just dirty tricks our brains play on us by firing neurons in strange patterns.... More >>>