The term “love” is from the Sanskrit lubhyati, meaning “desire.”
Falling in love can induce a calming effect on the body and mind, raising levels of nerve growth factor for up to a year.
Getting dumped often leads to “frustration attraction,” which causes an individual to love the one who dumped him or her even more.
In Bali, men believed a woman would fall in love if her suitor fed her a certain kind of leaf incised with the image of a god who sported a very large penis.
According to scientists/psychologists, it takes (on average) a mere 90 seconds to 4 minutes to decide whether you have feelings for someone.
The word “lesbian” is derived from the Greek island Lesbos, where the poetess Sappho composed her famous poems to her famous female lovers.
Falling in love is similar to taking a dose of cocaine – both experiences affect the brain similarly and trigger a similar sensation of euphoria.
European males subconsciously seek out women whose waist circumference is about 70% of their hips. Beauty icons such as Audrey Hepburn, Venus de Milo, and even Twiggy had a waist ratio of exactly 70%.
Many cultures use knots as symbols of an eternal love that has neither a beginning nor an end.
When a person falls in love, the ventral tegmental area in the brain floods the caudate nucleus with dopamine. The caudate then signals for more dopamine; the more dopamine, the higher a person feels. The same system becomes activated when someone takes cocaine.
There is an organization called the ‘Cuddle Party’ that holds cuddle parties where you cuddle with strangers and make new friends.
Breaking up with someone you love triggers activity in the same part of the brain responsible for physical pain.
Some psychologists argue that we fall in love with someone who is similar to the parent with whom we have unresolved childhood issues, unaware we are seeking to resolve this childhood relationship in adulthood.
When women breathe in androstadienone, odorless testosterone derivative in male sweat, they give men higher attractiveness ratings than they would otherwise.
Studies show that if a man meets a woman in a dangerous situation (and vice versa), such as on a trembling bridge, he is more likely to fall in love with her than if he met her in a more mundane setting, such as in an office
It is estimated that 40–70% of female homicides are committed by their lovers and spouses.
A study involving 72 undergrad students showed that staring into a stranger’s eyes can make you form an attachment, despite never even talking to them.
Many cultures use knots as symbols of an eternal love that has neither a beginning nor an end. Young Muslim women would send love messages to their lovers using intricate knots.
Women often feel loved when talking face to face with their partner; men, on the other hand, often feel emotionally close when they work, play, or talk side by side.
Couples around the world who divorce tend to divorce around their fourth year of marriage. After four years, marriages generally stabilize until around eight years.