Ray's Favorite TED Talks

Falling in Love is the Easy Part

by Mandy Len Catron

  • This talk stems from an article in the NYT: To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This, and Quiz: The 36 Questions That Lead to Love

  • Mandy fell in love by trying the process of asking these 36 questions with another person, followed by looking into each other's eyes.

  • Studies have shown this builds closeness in relationships, romantic and platonic.

  • But, falling in love is the easy part. We want to know if the other person will love us unconditionally, forever.

  • Mandy gives us new questions to ask about exploring the longevity of love, like "How do you deal with the doubt that creeps into every relationship?" and "How do you know whether it's time to cut and run, or stick with it?" and "How do you live with your partner's doubts?"