You become friends with the sexy co-worker and decide to carpool to work together. You're married, or engaged, or you're in a committed relationship. All those tingly feelings and the fantasies that perhaps a "perfect love" can really exist isn't destiny knocking -- they're caused by "love chemicals" in your brain.
You become "friends" with an ex on Facebook and reminisce about the past. You spend hours thinking about them and your heart races whenever you see a text from them. You tell yourself it's ok because you're not really cheating, you're just chatting. Biochemical research has shown that the effect of these love chemicals is twofold: they are released in response to your friend, and they bond you to him or her.
Friendship becomes emotional sex when the feel-good brain chemicals and hormones that are released when even thinking about that person take over.
But you are having emotional sex, and that can be even more intense, sensual and all-consuming than physical sex. Emotional sex is a friendship that escalates into something that feels the same as romantic love and can manifest itself in numerous ways -- physically, romantically, emotionally, lustfully, verbally, or virtually.
Maria Mc Erlane presided over this 4am quiz show, in which two couples would bare all (metaphorically speaking) in regards to their sex lives, with Ms Mc Erlane providing the probing questions, and a lamentably poor prize being offered to the winning couple, whose achievement was often their willingness to admit taboo behaviour for an audience of thousands.
It wasn't very good, and it was uncomfortable viewing as the couples were often asked very personal questions, and visibly squirmed as they answered.
Pretty soon, you find yourself glowing every time you spend time with this person. This is especially true of women who produce higher levels of oxytocin -- the bonding hormone that enhances the feeling of having found your "soul mate" connection.
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Along with the great atmosphere there is a wonderful staff that regulate the negativity that all chats would bring.
The competing couples seemed to consist of one fairly normal person, who found the lines of questioning deeply difficult, and a partner who would happily explain in gynaecological detail the ins and outs of their bedroom habits.
Men would sit and gaze into the middle distance as their girlfriends would boast "..then I like him to do..." (cue illustrative flourished hand motions) "...