According to a new study to be published in the Journal of Neurophysiology, scientists found that falling in love feels exactly like scratching an itch — at least, as far as our brains are concerned. Keep reading »
Have you ever found yourself thinking, “Oh my god, he’s the one!,” within hours, days, or mere weeks after meeting a new guy? The trouble is, when you fall hard and fast, you aren’t really falling for him, because you don’t even know him- yet. Instead, you’re falling for the ideal man in your head, who you’re hoping he’ll be. Keep reading »
This weekend, I was running errands in my neighborhood when I bumped into someone I slept with in the last year. (Narrows it down, doesn’t it? Ha!) Immediately, I felt overwhelmingly flustered. In fact, I may have spoken some form of gibberish. After exchanging pleasantries — his sensical, mine, not so much — we went our separate ways, but I found myself weirdly shaken up. It was the sort of thing that I would have previously associated as a sign that I had romantic feelings for that person; my shaky hands an indicator of nervous sexual energy, and the vague nausea in my stomach would have been called “butterflies.” I would have relished that feeling, called it “thrilling.” Wondered when I would see that person in a naked capacity again and, Oh! Did he feel it too? Ah, the mystery. Isn’t that what makes romance so exciting?
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If you believe in romantic comedies, the ideal outcome of any romantic relationship is that both partners love each other equally. But is that always true in real life? Sure, it may be the case some of the time, but the fact of the matter is that relationships are often uneven or unequal when it comes to love. Especially at the start of a relationship, it’s not uncommon for one partner to be more enamored of the other. Maybe the guy is salivating after the girl like a hungry dog, while she could care less. Or we’ve all heard girlfriends whining about the guy they’re madly in love with — who never calls. I once saw a movie in which an older couple said the reason they never got divorced is because they never fell out of love at the same time. That’s an interesting twist — and suggests that love isn’t always a two-way street, but more like a freeway designed by a crackhead. You never know where it’s going to twist and turn. Is your relationship “equal” when it comes to love? Is it better to love the other person more or for the other person to love you more? Or is love too weird, complicated, and abstract to even be comprehended? Keep reading »
Fascinating new information about the science of love! Apparently, the feeling of falling in love is similar to the “euphoria” of taking cocaine, not that I know anything about that. According to a Syracuse University study, when a person “falls in love,” 12 parts of the brain work together to release crazy amounts of dopamine, oxytocin, adrenaline and vasopression, which, uh, I guess also happens when you’re channeling Tony Montana and snorting a mountain of coke. And it happens quick — that perfect cocktail of chemicals release in only about a fifth of a second. Keep reading »
If men were from Venus and women were from Mars — or, heck, if men and women were from the same planet, everything might be different. Ah, relationships. So much that can go right. So much that can go wrong. If you’re looking to avoid stumbling into the most common relationship traps, it may behoove you to consider the biggest relationship mistakes you can make along the way. Love is great, but it’s knowing what you’re doing when you’re in it that makes a loving relationship last. Keep reading »
Over at Ask Men, the fellas are pondering the shocking truth that sometimes women are the ones who fall out of love.
“I don’t love you anymore.” It’s one of the worst sentences a guy can hear, especially when it comes out of the blue in the midst of what you thought was a good relationship. You don’t have screaming or horrible fights. There’s no abuse of any kind. You thought things were moving along nicely and suddenly she hits you with the revelation that she’s not that into you anymore. Why would this happen? How is it possible that she falls out of love with you? Is there something you could have done to prevent it?
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With just four days left in this decade, many of us are looking ahead to the new year and thinking about goals and resolutions we can make to improve our lives in 2010. The Daily Mail has gone one step further and consulted “expert life coaches” for strategies to help us live happier, more fulfilling lives in the new year. If finding love is on your lift list for 2010, keep reading for some of the best expert tips for achieving that goal, after the jump. Keep reading »
Unlike the little blue pill for potency in men, “falling in love” pills are based on a research concept from Emory University.
In looking into love addictions, I came across a link about a possible love and anti-love pill, which may not necessarily be a pill but perhaps a love spray. Continue reading… Keep reading »
What do you get when you fall in love? According the fan-freaking-tastic Dionne Warwick—and she should know from heartache—“You get enough tears to fill an ocean/That’s what you get for your devotion.” Sing it, sister!
Sure, you get other stuff, too: hearts, cupids, hickeys, the fun stuff. But sometimes the bad outweighs the good, and every once in a while a lady needs to take a break and keep her heart safe from scoundrels looking to shatter it.
However, that doesn’t mean you should hole up alone in beat-up pajamas with only your old pals Netflix and Jim Beam for company. Even when you’re not in the market for love, it’s good to keep one toe in the dating pool. You just need to date effectively. Here are some ways to keep your heart safe while the rest of you has fun.
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