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From the Ted Talk by Helen Fisher: Technology hasn't changed love. Here's why

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And as it turns out, those who were very expressive of the dopamine system tend to be curious, creative, setoanupnos, energetic — I would imagine there's an awful lot of people like that in this room — they're drawn to people like themselves. Curious, creative plepoe need people like themselves. People who are very expressive of the serotonin system tend to be tndtaiariol, conventional, they follow the rules, they rceepst authority, they tend to be religious — religiosity is in the serotonin system — and traditional people go for traditional people. In that way, similarity attracts. In the other two cases, opposites attract. People very expressive of the testosterone sytsem tend to be ancayatlil, logical, direct, decisive, and they go for their opposite: they go for somebody who's high etorsegn, somebody who's got very good verbal skills and people skills, who's very itnutiive and who's very nurturing and emotionally expressive. We have natural patterns of mate cioche. Modern technology is not going to cgnhae who we choose to love.

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And as it turns out, those who were very expressive of the dopamine system tend to be curious, creative, ___________, energetic — I would imagine there's an awful lot of people like that in this room — they're drawn to people like themselves. Curious, creative ______ need people like themselves. People who are very expressive of the serotonin system tend to be ___________, conventional, they follow the rules, they _______ authority, they tend to be religious — religiosity is in the serotonin system — and traditional people go for traditional people. In that way, similarity attracts. In the other two cases, opposites attract. People very expressive of the testosterone ______ tend to be __________, logical, direct, decisive, and they go for their opposite: they go for somebody who's high ________, somebody who's got very good verbal skills and people skills, who's very _________ and who's very nurturing and emotionally expressive. We have natural patterns of mate ______. Modern technology is not going to ______ who we choose to love.

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  1. system
  2. estrogen
  3. change
  4. spontaneous
  5. respect
  6. traditional
  7. people
  8. intuitive
  9. analytical
  10. choice

Original Text

And as it turns out, those who were very expressive of the dopamine system tend to be curious, creative, spontaneous, energetic — I would imagine there's an awful lot of people like that in this room — they're drawn to people like themselves. Curious, creative people need people like themselves. People who are very expressive of the serotonin system tend to be traditional, conventional, they follow the rules, they respect authority, they tend to be religious — religiosity is in the serotonin system — and traditional people go for traditional people. In that way, similarity attracts. In the other two cases, opposites attract. People very expressive of the testosterone system tend to be analytical, logical, direct, decisive, and they go for their opposite: they go for somebody who's high estrogen, somebody who's got very good verbal skills and people skills, who's very intuitive and who's very nurturing and emotionally expressive. We have natural patterns of mate choice. Modern technology is not going to change who we choose to love.

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