Other than what John Lennon said….
There’s no doubt about it, love is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.
But have you ever stopped to consider why you feel the way you do?
Alright, so your one-and-only is the most incredibly sexy and creatively talented person you have ever encountered. He’s got you feeling like Zepplin’s Whole Lotta Love most days, and the others?
He drives you up batty-alley.
What is it about love, anyhow? Why do we physically fall in love, and what are some of the determining factors?
An endlessly fascinating subject.
The following are some interesting love-facts that might (or might not) surprise you.
And they are:
1. Two Hearts Really Do Beat as One
Yup —when you are in love, it’s not a myth. Apparently, when you gaze into your lover’s eyes for 3 minutes or longer, your heartbeats’ will naturally synchronize.
And you know what that means, don’t you?
Bingo — we really do connect through the heart and experience deep love via the windows of our souls.
2. Love Triggers an Empathetic Response
When two people are deeply bonded together, their empathy and compassion for each other turns into fire-on-water. As in an intense, selfless and at times, logic-defying phenomena — when your lover hurts, you hurt. When they bleed…
Well, you get the drift.
Don’t freak out if you experience this type of thing with your beloved, just means that your chemical love-bonds are doing pretty great in the connection department.
3. Eye Contact During Sex and Foreplay Arouses a Woman More Than When Your Eyes Are Closed
Please, please never underestimate the power of a lover’s romantic glare.
You do realize how hot and, erm… excited great eye contact can make a woman feel, right?
4. The Longer You Hide Your Feelings for Someone the Harder You Fall for Them
I love you.
5. Unexpected Love Lasts Far Longer
Then out of nowhere, I met you.
The magic of unexpected love is a game-changer, usually showing up in our lives to generate a storm, shake things up and initiate deep inner-transformation.
Like a gift, yeah.
It’s almost always the purest and passionate of love that we will experience during our lifetimes.
Which brings me to….
6. The Deeper Your Feelings are For Someone, the Harder They Are to Express
One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can’t express.
Though, sometimes there are just not enough words to justify the depth of our feelings, and our deepest admiration stands strong in pure silence.
Psychology Fact: The deeper your feelings the harder they are to express.
7. Bedrooms Will Influence Your Love Life
You know how when you enter a room and the energy of that space makes you feel a certain way? It’s the combo of scents, sounds and visuals sparking your senses and prompting your brain to interpret and react to your surroundings.
Well, the same applies for how your bedroom impacts the intimacy levels in a relationship.
Sexologist and relationship expert, Jessica O’Reilly has this to say about it:
“The way you choose to decorate your bedroom isn’t just aesthetic — the objects, scents, textures and sounds in your bedroom all subtly influence intimacy, especially if you share the space with a significant other.”
Yes, you may want to think twice about that TV sitting on your dresser or where you position your phone charger at night — they could very well be inhibiting your sex life.
8. Testosterone Plays a Powerful Role in a Man’s Love Life
Wearing cologne that simulates the odour of testosterone can enhance a woman’s love and attraction for you.
Here’s a list of male fragrances that I just Googled to get you going:
9. Taking Someone on a First Date That Gets Their Heart Pumping Increases Their Chances of Falling in Love
Think roller coasters, fast cars or even a thriller movie.
Because it spikes their adrenaline and tricks them into believing they enjoyed spending time with you more than with any other person.
Danger is intoxicatingly giddy-exciting.
Though, keep in mind that….
10. You’ve Got About 27 Seconds to Make a Good Impression on Someone…
Andthe average person knows within 15 minutes into a date whether or not they want to see you again.
Make it count. Take a leap. Live dangerously.
11. Not arguing at all in a relationship suggests a lack of interest
People who care about one another tend to argue now and again.
Keep it fair and don’t forget to laugh at yourself and with each other.
12. Heartbreak is Real
Separation from a loved one can cause real physical pain. It is called Broken Heart Syndrome and is caused by emotional distress.
13. Breakups Are Tougher on Men
Yes, men are more likely to be emotionally affected by breakups than women, and…
14. Women Initiate More Divorces Than Men
On average, a woman suffers less post-breakup.
15. And Then She Will Change Her Hair
It’s a self-concept/letting go/I’m-in-control of my life thing.
New hair is like a new beginning; it just makes us feel better.
Speaking of hair…
16. People with More Toe Hair Are Better Lovers
Do you believe me?
Check your toes…
Originally published by Living Out Loud on Medium.