We all know how confusing love can be. It feels great when we are smitten and awful when we get our heart broken. Did you know that falling in love is like being high on cocaine? This and more interesting facts you probably didn’t know about love are provided by scientists who have analysed the matters of love.
Here are the 5 most fascinating facts about love, according to science:
1. We are attracted to people with different immune systems
According to a study from the University of Switzerland, we are being drawn to people whose immune system is different from our own. This was found during a study when women were asked to smell unwashed T-shirts from men.
2. Love can really drive you crazy
Sometimes love can be so heavy it converts into infatuation. The exact same levels of serotonin that generate infatuation are found in those who suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder.
3. Falling in love is like doing cocaine
In the first stages of a relationship, when you’re head over heels in love, your body releases dopamine, a chemical that is also being activated on cocaine or even nicotine. So please choose to fall in love rather than doing drugs to get that arousing and happy feeling.
4. Love is contagious
When all you breathe is love, when you help people around you and display traits such as empathy or compassion, you do really inspire others to do the same.
5. Love makes you healthier
It doesn’t have to be romantic love, any kind of emotional attachment is paramount for living a healthy life. Research has shown that extended loneliness can cause an early death.
Spread the love! Tell your friends about these fascinating things about love, they most definitely don’t know them!