Welcome back to MAFS Lessons. Today, things are taking a sciency turn, as we focus on chemistry. Like any good experiment, chemistry is everything. Sometimes it works but there are times when it doesn’t. Allow us to explain to you why you should never, ever, ever, ever force chemistry, by analysing the MAFS contestants.
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Great, now we can proceed. Let’s learn. You should never force chemistry:
If They Have Different Vales
Some people are sensitive about things that you might not care about. You shouldn’t feel like you need to change yourself to make room for someone else in your life. There’s a difference between working through a disagreement and forcing your fundamental differences to mesh. Take Hayley and David for example. After Hayley made a sly dig at David’s hourly wage, it became the core issue that drove a wedge between the two. It meant a lot to David, it didn’t to Hayley, and now they’re sleeping in separate beds.
If They’re Dropping Hints
Some people like forming relationships and bonds, some people like reading books about that. If we look at Amanda & Tash’s honeymoon, we can see hints being dropped that Tash is not interested. Tash shows up late to meet Amanda, she would rather read a book than talk to her and she opts for solo activities like yoga than group ones. Bottom line, she’s dropping hints that she’s not keen. Don’t force chemistry, because it’s not going to work out in the long run.
If They Need Intense Distractions
Sometimes people need to be distracted from their problems and regular distractions just won’t cut it. Sometimes you need to dangle the fear of death in front of you, just to escape from your problems. Let’s look at Natasha and Mikey. As soon as Mikey became aware that his new partner’s routine doesn’t mesh with his laid-back style, he takes the dangerous plunge into abseiling. Similarly, when Poppy can’t stop thinking about her absent kids, she embarks on a hot air balloon ride. Did we mention she’s afraid of heights? Crisis averted, more like crisis delayed.
If They Don’t Want To Talk To You
When someone is clearly uncomfortable, don’t prod them and force them to talk. Don’t steamroll someone when they don’t give you an answer that you’re looking for, that’s totally uncool. If you don’t want to be with someone, get the hell out of there. There are plenty of fish in the sea!
Chemistry doesn’t need to be forced, it comes naturally, just look at Cathy and Josh.
At the end of the day, chemistry is important for a relationship to thrive and when it’s not there, the hotels are the only people that are winning. Catch you back next week for another MAFS lesson.
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