There’s an old quote from a poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson that goes, “In the Spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” Then there are many references to summer flings and romances; here today and gone tomorrow. Although any time is a great time to fall in love, there is something special about autumn. So why is autumn such a great time to fall in love?
Even in our modern world, humans are still influenced by nature and biology. Scientists tell us that as cooler weather approaches, our bodies signal that it’s time to hunker down and get ready for winter. Biologically speaking it’s more difficult to look for a mate in the winter since we are spending more time indoors. We are more concerned with staying out of the elements and protecting ourselves. Although modern technology enables us to be out and well fed during the winter, we are still subject to our biological programming.