What is attraction? According to Merriam-Webster (online), Attraction is...
The type of attraction I want to talk about is the first definition. What causes us to be attracted to someone or something? There's a saying that says "opposites attract" much like polar opposites. For instance, we learn in school that opposing sides of a magnet will stick together while the same sides will not.
Why is that? In relationships, we tend to attract similar- or like-minded people, yet in romantic relationships something in our chemistry makes us attracted to opposites. Much like the picture to the left, it has to do with the poles, I think. No, not the poles of the earth, but the poles that center us.
Ok, another way to explain this is more personal. I tend to be highly attracted to men who are educated, intelligent. I enjoy deep conversation with the man in my life; although I may not have one in my life right now. I made a conscious decision that the man I am supposed to be with is the man God has intended for me, so I wait. And while I wait, I continue to find myself attracted to someone and not completely understanding why. It was almost an instantaneous attraction on my part. LOL...I keep hearing this song in my mind as I type this post, so I have to share with you "Opposites Attract" by Paula Abdul.
Of course the most difficult thing for me is to not show my hand too soon. I tend to do that and then lose out on what could be a great friend.