When looking for a partner, most of us look for that awesome spark — the inexplicable click that creates fireworks between you and another person. You might believe it comes from destiny — or maybe just a sexual attraction — but there are actually a number of surprising factors that cause chemistry between people. Knowing what these factors are might not change whether or not you have chemistry with someone, but they can definitely help you pinpoint why you get along so much with your partner or your crush.
"Romantic chemistry is an effortless attraction between two people that can feel magnetic and addictive," says relationship and dating expertMargaux Cassuto over email. "It's to blame for many second dates. It can come in the form of a physical, emotional, or even intellectual bond. Scientists believe that chemistry is a result of the chemicals in your brain determining compatibility."
Most of us have felt it, but usually we aren't aware of where this insane feeling is coming from. You might just blame it on that urge to kiss someone good-looking, but true chemistry is so much more. Here are seven surprising factors that can cause a feeling of chemistry between people.