Interesting Facts about Love & Dating
Love is pure, love is sweet and so marvelous . True love is overwhelming. Our lives depend on it and it often seems like our planet would stop spinning if love didn’t exist. Love is something we strive for and something we mourn the loss of.
Let us present you with some interesting facts and theories about love that will explain much about this all-absorbing phenomenon without dispelling its romance and poetry.
1. It only takes up to 4 minutes to decide whether you like someone or not.
If you want to make a good impression on someone, you’ve only got about 4 minutes to do it. It is believed that it has far more to do with your body language, tone and speed of your voice rather than exactly what you say.
2. When Two Lovers Gaze At Each Others’ Eyes, Their Heart Rates Synchronize.
Some extraordinary 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.
3. Falling In Love Has Neurological Effects Similar To Those Of Cocaine.
Falling in love is much like taking a dose of cocaine, as both experiences affect the brain similarly and trigger a similar sensation of euphoria. Research found that falling in love produces several euphoria-inducing chemicals that stimulate 12 areas of the brain at the same time.
4. Cuddling Releases Natural Painkillers.
Oxytocin, the so-called love or cuddle hormone, is produced during an embrace or cuddle. The hormone appears in the brain, ovaries and testicles and is thought to be involved in the bonding process. Its been found that a dose of oxytocin decreases headaches significantly, and for some it even makes the pain go away completely after 4 hours.
5. Thinking Of Love And Sex Influences Creativity And Concrete Thinking, Respectively.
Research based on the construal level theory found out that reminders of love influence more abstract and creative thinking because they are associated with more distant and abstract considerations – long-term relationships, devotion, commitment and intimacy. Reminders of sex trigger concrete thinking, making a person focus more on momentary details than on long-term plans or goals.
6. Butterflies In The Stomach Are Real And They’re Actually Caused by Adrenaline.
When you fall for someone you probably won’t be able to avoid the butterflies flying, dancing and fooling around in your stomach. They’re caused by adrenaline, which floods your body during flight-or-fight response situations.
7. Looking Into Each Others’ Eyes Can Make Strangers Fall In Love.
The eyes are the mirrors of our souls, as they say, so there’s probably no surprise that simply looking into each others’ eyes can make us fall for each other, even if we don’t know jack about each other. It has been proven that when someone is gazing at you, the person’s body produces a chemical called phenylethylamine, which is associated with the fight-or-flight response. So if you decide to continue looking at each other, you’re asking for Cupid’s arrow.
8. Attachment + Caring + Intimacy = Perfect Love.
The triangular theory of love suggest a clear formula for the components of different kinds of love. There are three kinds of love that are a product of two different pairs of basic components: romantic love = passion + intimacy, companionate love = intimacy + commitment, and fatuous love = passion + commitment. Of course, the truest and strongest of all is consummate love, which consists of all three components.
9. Love Is Really All That Matters.
A marvelous 75-year long study, which was conducted by a group of Harvard researchers, has shown that love is really all that matters. The participants’ lifelong experiences revealed that happiness and life fulfillment revolved around love or simply searching for love.
Love gives deeper meaning to everything. When we feel loved we feel most alive. When we love others it’s as though we’ve come home.
Love is worth our time, focus, effort, and prayers.
So why don`t be in Love?