- Couples who are in love
after gazing into each others' eyes for three minutes.
- Cuddling triggers the same neurological reaction as taking painkillers.
- A beautiful face attracts more partners than a beautiful body, according to a scientific survey.
- The heart symbol was first used to denote love in the 1250. Prior to that, it represented foliage.
- It's scientifically proven: being in love makes you a less productive person.
- Romantic love is biochemically indistinguishable from having a severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.
- Philophobia is the fear of falling in love.
- 2% of couples have fallen in love in a supermarket, according to a survey.
- A heartbroken Argentine farmer spent decades cultivating a guitar-shaped forest to honor his late wife.
- Marriage started shifting from arranged to love-based marriages in the 18th Century.
- In 2014, a prisoner escaped a detention center in Arizona to spend Valentine's Day with his girlfriend.
- In ancient Greece, throwing an apple at someone was done to declare one's love.
- of the couples who meet through online dating end up marrying.
- There are about 3 million first dates every day worldwide.
- Men are more likely to say "I love you" first than women are, a study found.
- "LOL" used to mean "lots of love" before the Internet.
- "Erotomania" is a psychological disorder in which the affected people believe a famous person is in love with them.
- In India, there is a vigilante group called the "Love Commandos" that offers protection from harassment to couples from different castes who fall in love.
- King Harald of Norway vowed to remain unmarried for life unless he could marry his true love, the daughter of a cloth merchant. She became the Queen of Norway.
- In Auschwitz, an SS guard fell in love with a Jewish prisoner. He saved her life multiple times and she testified on his behalf during his post-war trial.
- Einstein was stopped so much in public, he would reply, "Pardon me, sorry! Always I am mistaken for Professor Einstein."
- The Greek language has 4 words for love. Agape: Charitable love; Eros: Sexual love; Philia: Love between friends; and Storge: Family love.
- Sanskrit has 96 words
- for "love"
- ancient Persian has 80
- and English only one.
- Antidepressant drugs, already known to cause sexual side effects, may also suppress the basic human emotions of love and romance.
- During an orgasm, the brain is flooded with oxytocin, a possible explanation for why (some) couples like to cuddle after.
- Biological models of sex tend to view love as a mammalian drive, much like hunger or thirst.
- There's a Chinese deity, Tu'er Shen ("rabbit deity"), who manages the love and sex between homosexual men.
- Oxytocin is believed to have a more significant impact on women than on men, which may be why women associate sexual attraction or sexual activity with romance and love more than men do.
- Often referred to as the "love molecule", oxytocin is typically associated with helping couples establish a greater sense of intimacy and attachment.
- People with relatively prudent and reliable partners tend to perform better at work, earning more promotions, making more money, and feeling more satisfied with their jobs, according to research.
- Recovering from a break-up is like a kicking an addiction to a drug, researchers found from looking at the brain scans of the broken-hearted.
- Cuddling with your partner can significantly relieve pain and improve the healing of bruises due to the increased release in oxytocin.
- A survey revealed that 52% of women say their husband is not their soulmate.
- Looking at a photo of a loved one reduces pain by 44%, a study found.
- A series of studies found that couples who were more grateful toward each other were more likely to still be together 9 months later.
- The average human will spend 6.8% of their lives socializing with someone they love, or the equivalent of around 1,769 days.
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