Love facts are always interesting to know.Almost all of us love to be loved without knowing some facts about love. There are several psychological and other factors which make one fall in love. Among them some psychological factors of falling in Love are really interesting, amazing and full of fun.Love is a divine gift, a light of our life. True love can make our lives happier, more beautiful, more meaningful. These facts are amazing, interesting, sometimes strange too.
This time I’ve come with 20 amazing, interesting, strange facts about love. Love & be loved…
20 Love Facts-Amazing & Interesting Facts About Love
1. Falling in love, according to investigators, can bring relaxing effect on mind and body.
2. 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.
3. Timing significantly influences love. Individuals are more likely to fall in love if they are looking for adventure, craving to leave home, lonely, displaced in a foreign country, passing into a new stage of life, or financially and psychologically ready to share themselves or start a family.
4. 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. (From “Why We Love: The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love”)
5. Some individuals who claim never to have felt romantic love suffer from hypopituitarism, a rare disease that doesn’t allow a person to feel the rapture of love. (From “Anatomy of Love: A Natural History of Mating, Marriage, and Why We Stray,” by Helen Fisher)
6. Romantic love lasts just over a year, perhaps because the brain cannot eternally maintain a revved-up state of romantic bliss. As romantic love wanes, attachment love, a more stable love, sets in. To keep the passion alive, experts suggest doing satisfying and exciting activities as a couple. (From “Why We Love: The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love”)
7. To remain in love for a lifetime, therapists advise couples to listen actively to your partner, ask questions, give answers, appreciate, stay attractive, grow intellectually, include your partner, give him/her privacy, be honest and trustworthy, tell your mate what you need, accept his/her shortcomings, give respect, never threaten to leave, say “no” to adultery, don’t assume the relationship will last forever, and cultivate variety. (From “Love Not Enough to Keep Couples Together,” From MSNBC.com. July 14, 2009)
8. Falling in love can induce a calming effect on the body and mind and raises levels of nerve growth factor for about a year, which helps to restore the nervous system and improves the lover’s memory.
9. Love can also exert the same stress on your body as deep fear. You see the same physiological responses—pupil dilation, sweaty palms, and increased heart rate.
10. People are more likely to tilt their heads to the right when kissing instead of the left (65 percent of people go to the right!).
11.Men who kiss their wives in the morning live five years longer than those who don’t.
12.People who are newly in love produce decreased levels of the hormone serotonin —as low as levels seen in people with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Perhaps that’s why it’s so easy to feel obsessed when you’re smitten.
13.One in five long-term love relationships began with one or both partners being involved with others.
14. According to mathematical theory, we should date a dozen people before choosing a long-term partner; that provides the best chance that you’ll make a love match.
15. Having a romantic relationship makes both genders happier. The stronger the commitment, the greater the happiness!
16. The heart is a common symbol of love. Ancient alchemists used the symbol of the heart for incantations of love. The heart can represent an inverted triangle in which love is poured or carried. In Buddhism, the triangle is an invocation of love energy associated with the divine. The heart can also represent the wings of a dove, which was sacrificed in ancient Israel as a gesture of love and which also served as a symbol of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. (From The Complete Book of Symbols by Jack Tresidder)
17. Roses are a traditional symbol of love and, depending on their color, can suggest different nuances of love.For example, red roses indicate passion and true love. Light pink suggests desire, passion, and energy; dark pink suggests gratitude. Yellow roses can mean friendship or jealousy. A lavender or thornless rose can mean love at first sight. White roses mean virtue or devotion. Some roses even combine colors to created more complicated meanings.
18. The oldest known love song was written 4,000 years ago and comes from an area between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers.
19. 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. The first recorded wedding rings appear in ancient Egypt, with the circle representing eternity as well as powerful sun and moon deities.
20. The Eiffel Tower is the most popular places, a person applying for express love or lover.