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A millennium resolution

Is our ancient susceptibility to falling in love fading? Will love in the new millennium be more rational?

By Sheila Sullivan   January 2000

The millennium is a time for big thoughts. But there is one thing we hardly stop to question, because it seems to have been forever a part of our human landscape-and that is our habit of falling in love. For many people this is the most volcanic and compulsive experience of their lives, often dragging untold consequences in its wake. At its happiest, there is no joy so glittering, so plangently memorable; for all the agonies it may trail behind it, the early stage of love offers lovers impassioned sex, a heady measure of self-esteem, raging energy, capacious generosity, a…

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