14 questions about love for Feb. 14
1. What hormone does the pituitary gland release during cuddling?
Oxytocin is a hormone secreted by the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland, a pea-sized structure at the base of the brain. It's sometimes known as the "cuddle hormone" or the "love hormone," because it is released when people snuggle up or bond socially - LiveScience
2. Your heart can actually break, but what is this called?
Research has provided evidence that intense, traumatizing events, such as a break-up, divorce, loss of a loved one, physical separation from a loved one or betrayal can cause real physical pains in the area of one’s heart. This condition is called the Broken Heart Syndrome - ThoughtCatalog
3. Where is the 'vein of love?'
Engagement rings are often worn on the fourth finger of the left hand because the ancient Greeks maintained that that finger contains the vena amoris, or the “vein of love,” that runs straight to the heart.
4. How many times, on average, does someone fall in love before he or she marries?
Scientists suggest that most people will fall in love approximately seven times before marriage - ThoughCatalog
5. Opposites attract
Individuals who appear similar and at the same level of attractiveness are more likely to end up together than people who look significantly different. Many social researchers indicate that there is a pattern in how people chose their mates or romantic relationships. This is demonstrated through a Matching Hypothesis, which indicates that people are more attracted to others who share a similar attraction level with them - ThoughtCatalog
6. What hormone causes the 'butterflies' feeling in your stomach?
The expression of having butterflies in your stomach is a real feeling that is caused by an adrenaline rush. When and if you fall for someone, it will probably be hard to avoid the feeling of butterflies dancing and fluttering around in your stomach. This happens as a body’s response to a fight-or-flight situation -ThoughtCatalog
7. Who is more likely to say 'I love you' in a relationship?
Statistically, men are more likely to say “I love you” in a relationship than women -ThoughtCatalog
8. Women are more responsive to romantic stimuli after something. What is that something?
According to a study, brain scans reveal that women are more responsive to romantic stimuli after eating a meal than before - ThoughCatalog
9. When was speed dating created?
Speed dating was invented by a rabbi in 1999, based on a Jewish tradition of chaperoned gatherings of young Jewish singles -ThoughCatalog
10. Philophobia is
Philophobia is the fear of falling in love - ThoughtCatalog
11. What percentage of couples who meet through online dating end up getting married?
23 percent of the couples who meet through online dating end up marrying -ThoughtCatalog
12. On average, how many people are on a first date daily?
There are about 3 million first dates every day worldwide - ThoughtCatalog
13. Love is blind
When someone looks at a new love, the neural circuits that are usually associated with social judgment are suppressed. So in a way, love really is blind -ThoughtCatalog
14. What everyday habit is said to precurse love?
Scientists suggest that merely staring into another person’s eyes is a strong precursor to love. In an experiment, strangers of the opposite sex were put in a room together for 90 minutes where they talked about intimate details and then stared into each other’s eyes without talking. Many felt a deep attraction for each other, and two married each other six months later. -ThoughtCatalog
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