1. Couples who are in love
    synchronize their
    heart rates

    after gazing into each others' eyes for three minutes.
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  2. Cuddling triggers the same neurological reaction as taking painkillers.
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  3. A beautiful face attracts more partners than a beautiful body, according to a scientific survey.
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  4. The heart symbol was first used to denote love in the 1250. Prior to that, it represented foliage.
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  5. It's scientifically proven: being in love makes you a less productive person.
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  6. Romantic love is biochemically indistinguishable from having a severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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  7. Philophobia is the fear of falling in love.
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  8. 2% of couples have fallen in love in a supermarket, according to a survey.
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  9. A heartbroken Argentine farmer spent decades cultivating a guitar-shaped forest to honor his late wife.
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  10. Marriage started shifting from arranged to love-based marriages in the 18th Century.
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  11. In 2014, a prisoner escaped a detention center in Arizona to spend Valentine's Day with his girlfriend.
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  12. In ancient Greece, throwing an apple at someone was done to declare one's love.
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  13. 23%
    of the couples who meet through online dating end up marrying.
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  14. There are about 3 million first dates every day worldwide.
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  15. Men are more likely to say "I love you" first than women are, a study found.
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  16. "LOL" used to mean "lots of love" before the Internet.
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  17. "Erotomania" is a psychological disorder in which the affected people believe a famous person is in love with them.
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  18. 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.
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  19. 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.
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  20. 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.
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  21. Einstein was stopped so much in public, he would reply, "Pardon me, sorry! Always I am mistaken for Professor Einstein."
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  22. The Greek language has 4 words for love. Agape: Charitable love; Eros: Sexual love; Philia: Love between friends; and Storge: Family love.
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  23. Sanskrit has 96 words
    for "love"
    ancient Persian has 80
    and English only one.
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  24. Antidepressant drugs, already known to cause sexual side effects, may also suppress the basic human emotions of love and romance.
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  25. During an orgasm, the brain is flooded with oxytocin, a possible explanation for why (some) couples like to cuddle after.
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  26. Biological models of sex tend to view love as a mammalian drive, much like hunger or thirst.
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  27. There's a Chinese deity, Tu'er Shen ("rabbit deity"), who manages the love and sex between homosexual men.
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  28. 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.
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  29. Often referred to as the "love molecule", oxytocin is typically associated with helping couples establish a greater sense of intimacy and attachment.
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  30. 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.
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  31. 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.
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  32. Cuddling with your partner can significantly relieve pain and improve the healing of bruises due to the increased release in oxytocin.
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  33. A survey revealed that 52% of women say their husband is not their soulmate.
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  34. Looking at a photo of a loved one reduces pain by 44%, a study found.
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  35. A series of studies found that couples who were more grateful toward each other were more likely to still be together 9 months later.
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  36. 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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  37. Those who wear nothing in bed are more content in their relationships than those who cover up, according to a poll.
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  38. In 2012, about 42 million Americans had never been married, twice as many as in 1960.
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  39. Ronald Reagan's
    pet name for
    Nancy Reagan
    was ‘Mommy Poo Pants'.
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  40. Post-relationship grief affects men, in the long term, more than women.
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  41. 59% of Americans believe online dating is a good way to meet people.
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  42. "Frustration attraction" means that the individual who was dumped will love and lust for the person who dumped them even more.
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  43. A study published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin found that, while men were attracted to nice-seeming women upon meeting them, women did not feel the same way about nice men.
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