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Met someone wonderful and think you might be falling in love? Long the domain of poets, artists, and philosophers, love is a fairly new topic in the world of scientific study. However, despite being late to party, science has provided some excellent insights into why romance makes us act the way we do.
One of the most well-known scientists studying love is biological anthropologist, author, and TED Talk guru Helen Fisher. This means that you can feel genuinely high when falling in love. It all comes down to dopamine, a neurotransmitter that helps us feel joy. Fisher went into more detail in an EliteSingles interview, but essentially the process is simple: thinking about your loved one causes your VTA to flood your body with dopamine, making you feel a rush of joy.
This time the culprit is serotonin, another neurotransmitter. Serotonin is a mood regulator, and its presence helps us feel stable. When someone is newly in love, however, tests have shown that serotonin levels dramatically drop off — and the result is that our brains are able to go a little haywire.
Sounds like a plotline from a cheesy romcom or romantic TV show , right? While love can feel great, inviting someone new into your life also requires vulnerability. Feeling vulnerable can be a little scary, so it can trigger our adrenal glands to release cortisol aka the stress hormone in an effort to combat the fear. One theory is that this dump of cortisol constricts the blood vessels in our stomachs, leading to a decreased appetite. U2 may have been on to something when they sang Two Hearts Beat as One , at least according to professors from the University of California, Davis.
In a study, a UC Davis research team looked at the resting heart rates of romantic partners. They found that the heart rates of couples in love often mimicked each other, even if the couple were just sitting quietly without speaking or touching.
However, this phenomenon only worked if the couple in question was romantically involved: random pairings showed no sychronicity. Feeling extra inspired to try new things particularly those that your new squeeze likes?
A study that tracked college students throughout the year found that those who fell in love began reporting higher levels of self esteem and increased openness to trying new ideas and diversifying their hobbies. Daydreaming about a shared future — especially if you do it with your partner — is a way of strengthening pair bonds, increasing attachment levels, and telling these biological drives to rest easy: this relationship is going to go the distance.
According to Psychologist Elaine Hatfield there are two types of love: passionate and compassionate. Compassionate love aka companionate love is much softer, encompassing the growing intimacy and trust between you. Their happiness matters to you. Try playing our Is It Love? Five in a row means bingo! You actually like the sappy love songs on the radio 2. As soon as they leave, you miss them 3. They make even running errands fun 4. You know their coffee order by heart 5.
You keep catching yourself staring at them 7. You find their little quirks incredibly endearing 8. Just the thought of them makes you smile 9. You make each other laugh until it hurts You genuinely want to meet their friends and family You want to make them proud They make you feel as treasured as you do them. Not sure when to drop the big 'L'? Read on to discover when our members think is the right time to say 'I love you'! It's been nearly impossible to avoid the hype surrounding the 36 questions to fall in love. But what exactly are they? Where did they come from?
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