15 Surprising Psychological Facts About Love

15 Surprising Psychological Facts About Love

Love is one of the most powerful emotions we experience as human beings. It can drive us to do both amazing and terrible things. Love is, quite simply, a complex emotion. It has the ability to make us feel happy, sad, excited, and everything in between. 

When you’re in love, your brain releases a cocktail of chemicals, including oxytocin, dopamine, and serotonin. These chemicals have been shown to have a positive effect on your health, including increased immunity and decreased stress levels.

Being in love has been shown to improve your memory, especially when it comes to details about your partner. This is likely due to the fact that you’re constantly thinking about them!

Scientists have been studying love for years, and they’ve come up with some surprising findings. Whether you’re in a relationship or single, here are 15 facts about love that you may not know:

Facts About Love

1) It takes only 4 minutes to know if you like someone.

2) If you always text first, it’s a 90% chance they aren’t interested in you.

3) A crush lasts for 3 weeks, after that, it’s love

4) If you fall in love with 2 people, choose the second one because you wouldn’t have fallen for the second one if you were in love with the first one.

5) You’re more likely to be attracted to someone that you have no chance with.

6) Psychologists discovered that at times we fall in love with someone who is similar to the parent with whom we have unresolved childhood issues, unaware we are seeking to resolve this childhood relationship in adulthood.

7) Studies show that if a man meets a woman in a dangerous situation (and vice versa), such as on a trembling bridge, he is more likely to fall in love with her than if he met her in a more mundane setting, such as in an office.

8) People with the most problems usually gives the best advice

9) Scientists suggest that merely staring into another person’s eyes is a strong precursor to love. In an experiment, strangers of the opposite sex were put in a room together for 90 minutes where they talked about intimate details and then stared into each other’s eyes without talking. Many felt a deep attraction for each other, and two married each other six months later.

10) Women in love show more activity in the part of the brain that governs memory while men in love show more activity in the visual part of the brain. Scientists speculate that men have to size up a woman visually to see if she can bear children, while women have to remember some aspects of man’s behavior to determine whether he would be an adequate provider.

11) The longer and more deliberate a courtship, the better the prospects for a long marriage. People who have intense, Hollywood-type romances at the beginning are more likely to divorce.

12) Scientists suggest that most people will fall in love approximately seven times before marriage.

13) 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.

14) Studies have found that one of the most crucial factors in a relationship is how you celebrate your partner’s good news.

15) It’s scientifically proven: being in love makes you a less productive person.

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