Love is science. Warm, fuzzy, adorable science.
Originally appeared at BuzzFeed
1. Like sex and hunger, the urge to fall in love is primitive and biological.
2. And falling in love has similar neurological effects as a cocaine high.
3. Consciously trying to keep a new relationship secret heightens romantic feelings for each other.
4. When two strangers are forced to talk and maintain eye contact for a while, it can make them fall in 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.”
5. Statistically, men are quicker than women to say “I love you” in relationships.
6. And studies report that men are also more emotionally affected when relationships end.
7. Heartache is real too; being rejected sparks strong activity in the parts of the brain associated with physical pain.
8. Men who kiss their wives in the morning are said to live five years longer than men who don’t.