All the facts about LOVE you never knew
They say that it messes with our minds and blinds us. It’s the most wonderful feeling, but can tear us apart, almost physically. The mysterious world of LOVE and falling for someone is truly a ground worth exploring. Love holds so much space not only in our lives, but in our psychology, in our biology, and in our history. Here are some facts about love that you may never have thought about, or were to in love to even notice. 😉
1. Eye-contact is essential! Research has found that couples who are in love and bond in a romantic relationship synchronize their heart rates after gazing into each others’ eyes for three minutes.
2. Addicted to love! That feeling of euphoria you get when you fall in love is the same feeling that drug users experience. Both actions trigger the release of happy hormones like dopamine, oxytocin, and adrenaline, giving you a natural high.
3. Love is blind! When someone looks at a new love, the neural circuits that are usually associated with social judgement are suppressed. So in a way, love really is blind.
4. Your heart can actually break. It seems that intense, traumatizing events, such as a break-up, divorce, loss of a loved one, physical separation from a loved one, or betrayal can cause real physical pains in the area of one’s heart. This condition is called the Broken Heart Syndrome.
5. When you never felt love. Some individuals who claim never to have felt romantic love suffer from hypopituitarism, a rare disease that doesn’t allow a person to feel the rapture of love, because of low hormone secretion from the pituitary gland.
6. The butterflies are real! The expression of having butterflies in your stomach is a real feeling that is caused by an adrenaline rush. When and if you fall for someone, it will probably be hard to avoid the feeling of butterflies dancing and fluttering around in your stomach. This happens as a body’s response to a fight-or-flight situation.
7. Love goes well with adventure! Studies show that when in a dangerous situation, such as on a trembling bridge, two persons are more likely to fall in love than if they met in a more common setting, such as in an office.
8. Being together makes you live longer! First comes love, then comes marriage – and then comes living longer. According to a study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family, married individuals were 58 percent less likely to die over an eight-year period compared to those who had never made it to the altar.
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One more thing. People might try to tell you that long distance relationships can’t and won’t work, but some studies out there say otherwise. It seems that not only are long distance relationships just as successful as regular ones, but they are also more effective in building trust and satisfaction between partners.
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