15 Facts About Love You Shouldn’t Miss, If You Have Ever Been In Love!

by Maanya Sachdeva9 years ago

6 It takes you between 90 seconds and four minutes to decide whether you like someone or not.

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When the complicated science of flirting has been broken down, everything comes down to four minutes. That’s all the time you need to decide whether a second date is in the future or not.(source)

7 The need to fall in love is as primitive and basic as the need for sex or food. 

Anthropologist, Helen Fisher, specializes in the science of love. Her observation is that romantic love is a drive, as powerful as the maternal instinct or the sex drive. She, further, adds that the urge to fall in love is even stronger than your sex drive.(source)

Logic? You can turn off your sex drive but, once you’re in the throes of a passionate affair, you cannot stop thinking about it.

8 When cupid strikes, the levels of nerve growth factor (NGF), a protein important for maintaining the central nervous system, increase. 

Nerve growth factor in love

Roughly translated, this means that increased levels of nerve growth factor increases your mental capacity. Also, research conducted at the Medical University of South Carolina has shown that NGF was elevated in people who performed a single 20-minute session of Yoga, including ‘Om’ chanting and Pranayama, in contrast to the control group.(source)

9 There are all kinds of love, out there. The Greek language has four varieties of the L-word. 

‘Agápe’ or charitable love, ‘Éros’ or sexual love, ‘Philia’ which means love between friends and ‘Storge’ or family love.(source)

No Confusion, right?

10 The trend of love marriages began in the 18th century.

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Marrying for love is actually a more recent phenomenon than you thought.(source)

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