1. Two strangers can fall in love by looking into each other’s eyes
Eye contact is a scientifically proven way of making a person fall in love with you. Looking someone directly in the eyes causes their body to produce ‘phenyethylamine’ a chemical capable of igniting love feelings. So, except for a person you really like, don’t tempt ‘brother Cupid’ by your visual actions.
2. The ‘butterflies in the stomach’ effect are your body reacting to…you know…
This effect, known as ‘fight-or-flight’ response is due to increase secretion of Adrenaline into the body system, which causes you to start experiencing funny feelings in your stomach. Unfortunately, these activities can be triggered by the sight of someone you have the falling for…the same feeling you get before writing a test. Damn!
3. Why take Cocaine when you can fall in Love?
Research shows that falling in love triggers the same sensation of euphoria people experience when they take cocaine. The guys who carried out this research also proved that ‘love at first sight’ is real. Hmmm… this leads to the next point
4. There is a scientific explanation for the ‘temporal insanity’ people exhibit when they’re in love.
We all know the infamous song GRENADE by BRUNO MARS, where a full grown man was signing his death warrant by his lips because of a girl who cared little about him.
I’d catch a grenade for you
Throw my hand on a blade for you
I’d jump in front of a train for you
You know I’d do anything for you
Oh, I would go through all this pain
Take a bullet straight through my brain
Yes, I would die for you, baby…………
well, study shows that people who are in love exhibit the same characteristics with those suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive disorder; a medical condition in which people are unable to control their thoughts or activities for a period of time. This is as a result of activities triggered in four areas of the brain – media insula, anterior cingulate, striatum, the prefrontal cortex.
5. Cuddling can treat headaches like painkillers do.
Oxytocin, a very powerful hormone is released from the brain into the body during a cuddle. And research shows that a dose of oxytocin could work as a treatment for frequent headaches reducing it significantly. In fact, 27% of the patients who partook in the experiment reported that a headache was gone after 4 hours. If only Michael Jackson knew…
6. Holding hands can soothe stress and ease the pain
A research involving 17 couples has given insight into some long-standing puzzles. It showed that couples with strong affection on a long-term relationship, soothe each other in stressed situations or painful experiences by simply holding hands.
So the next time your partner is feeling all stressed out, reach out, and hold their hands…you’ll be doing a lot of good.
7. Thinking of love influences creative thinking while thoughts of sex influence analytic thinking
The basic idea in the published journal is that, people in love have their focus on a long-term perspective and this enhances inter-connected thoughts. Thereby leading to creative thinking.
On the thoughts of sex, the focus if on the present, concrete details and as such, analytic thinking is enhanced.
I’d like to end on a sad note…
8. ‘He broke my heart’ should be taken literary.
Research has given substantial evidence that traumatizing events, such as break-up or Divorce could cause real physical pains in the heart and even lead to cardiac consequences.
Broken heart syndrome, medically known as stress-induced cardiomyopathy/ takotsubo cardiomyopathy has little to do with one’s health. Tests show that the broken heart syndrome exhibits similar symptoms as a heart attack, the only difference being; no evidence of blocked heart arteries in a ‘broken heart’
so guys, stop mocking your fellow guy when he’s finding it difficult to move on after his relationship hit the rock…he is willing, but the heart is broken!