You’ve probably heard people say their relationship was ‘love at first sight’ this can actually be true! The so-called ‘spark’ that people dreamily refer to when they meet a new partner actually does exist… and science has proven it!
With a new interesting study that uses functional magnetic resonance imaging, we are now able to see the immediate effects that love has on our brains. But will this change the way people fall in love? Or will this increase the chances of more people falling in love.
The study found that the time estimated to “fall in love” usually hits us in about one-fifth of a second. WABAM! Your in love.
Hang on a minute; what about all those months of getting to know someone and taking them on dates before you drop the L-word?! Is that all just social convention? The answer is yes, months of dating will make you love someone more, but it’s the very beginning that we truly realize we have fallen in love with someone.
For want of a better phrase, ‘love at first sight’ happens when waves of euphoria-inducing chemicals such as oxytocin, vasopressin, adrenaline, and dopamine spread through your brain. In short, love is a chemical addiction. Now I’m not saying that love is like crack – but it’s not a million miles away.
So next time you meet someone in a crowded bar or club and find yourself transfixed, don’t just shrug it off. That person might be the love of your life, so make it happen!
You can also read more about the study by clicking here