Interesting Psychological Facts About Love

Love is hard to understand! Or is it? These psychological facts can clear ‘confusions’ regarding a few things about love believed to be incomprehensible.

#1 Falling in love gives the brain same neurological effects as taking a dose of cocaine – similar feelings and sensation of euphoria.

#2 It seems that it will only take up to 4 minutes to decide whether you like someone or not.

#3 Men are more attracted to women with bone structures similar to that of their mothers. The researchers coined a term for this – “sexual imprinting”.

#4 Women prefer men with a good sense of humour because it is generally associated with intelligence and honesty.

#5 When people in love look into each other’s eyes for a few minutes, their hear rates will synchronize with each other.

#6 The expression “having butterflies in your stomach” is a real feeling caused by an adrenaline rush and happens as the body’s response to a fight-or-flight situation.

#7 Apparently, it is hard to walk away from someone who is happy or not love them because happy people are enjoyable to be around.

#8 Holding hands with someone you love can help reduce any physical pain as well as any feelings of stress and fear.

#9 When people cuddle or embrace or kiss the brain releases oxytocin (also referred to as love hormone) which acts as natural pain killer, reduces stress and helps to relax.

#10 According to few psychologists, humans are not capable of being “just friends” with those of opposite sex.

#11 Couples who are either too similar to each other or too different from each other are not likely to last in romantic relationships.

#12 Heart break is real. Deep emotional triggers cause distress in the brain and weaken a person’s heart causing chest pain or shortness of breath. This condition is known as Broken Heart Syndrome.

#13 Couples are likely to breakup once they reach the three to five month period in their relationships.

#14 Being in the presence of a loved one can help alleviate pain and so does simply looking at their picture.


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