Chemistry on the Page: A Romance University Post

If you happened to stop by Romance University today and saw my article, you might have clicked here to check out the list of my sources. They're posted below and they have some interesting facts and ideas in them. The titles that are in bold are links to articles, so click away.

On the other hand, if you were just perusing my blog, you might want to click over to Romance University to check out the post, "Chemistry on the page: A romance writer's guide to the science that leads our characters to the Big Bang."


The Science of Sex Appeal. A 2009 Discover Channel documentary about the biological factors of human attraction. It's available on Amazon Prime. Don't watch it with your kids around, but that probably goes without saying. 

The Chemistry Between Us: Love, Sex and the Science of Attraction by Larry Young and Brian Alexander.  2012  (A little note on this book…it's a pretty heavy read. Be prepared to spend a lot of time learning about prairie voles and as well as a few moments on leeches. Though if you're looking to check this out from my public library, I still have it out. And it's sooooo overdue.)

20 Scientific Insights About Sex And Attraction by Eric Barker. August 4, 2012 (This guy is one of my favorite bloggers.)  

The brain in love: Helen Fisher on  July 2008. Anthropologist Helen Fisher's area of expertise is the human experience of falling in love. Fascinating stuff. 

Why We Love by Helen Fisher. 2004

Two ideas that will change the way you think about romance by Ken Page. August 18, 2014.

The Science Of Sex Appeal: 6 Proven Ways To Attract The Opposite Sex Using Your Body by Lizette Borreli.  Apr 24, 2014.

9 Facts Worth Knowing About Human Attraction by Christopher Hudspeth. July 8, 2013.

It's Better To Be Average -- And 16 Other Surprising Laws Of Human Sexual Attraction by Marcrina Cooper-White. The Huffington Post. September 5, 2013.

Make people want you: The psychology of attraction.  Vanessa Van Edwards