While many people may think that this may be just a feeling, but you’ll be surprised that feeling love also involved some chemical reactions within the body. You may start to wonder when you are already admiring someone and what does your brain cells do in relation of your feelings? Is love really blind? You’ll be amazed that the most exhilarating human emotions are probably the nature’s magnificent way of keeping human beings together and reproductive. It is a process of reaction of the different chemicals in our body and as we may think that we are deciding it for ourselves but actually we are just falling to nature’s plan for us.
Scientists call it hormones. Hormones are chemical produced by our body and sends signals towards the brain. Within 90 seconds to 4 minutes, you can already say that you’re attracted to someone. According to psychologists, it is not majorly on attitude; 55% is through body language, 38% through tone or voice and only 7% is through what they say.
Considering this, there are basically three stages of love; (1) Lust, (2) Attraction, and (3) Attachment. Lust is triggered by your sex hormones estrogen for us women and testosterone for men. This is how love at first site normally occurs. It’s like you in a bar and a guy makes eye contact with you and approaches you. Followed by attraction which involves three hormones; adrenaline in which when you meet your new love, your heart start to beat faster, increases blood pressure and temperature that normally makes you sweat, another one is dopamine the chemical that initiates desire and reward it has the same effect when taking in cocaine that increases pleasure level between lovers, and last is the serotonin the subconscious hormone that basically explain that when you’re in love, your lover always pops in your mind. Attachment determines the level of two persons desire to be together to the point of marriage and having children. Though still under study, scientists have thought that two hormones works on this level; the oxytocin and vasopressin. Oxytocin is known is a cuddle hormone which is released by both men and women during orgasm. With this process, couple is able to increase intimacy between them as well as the baby and the mother while in the womb. Vasopressin is released after sex. With this hormone, the person has the tendency to desire for more sex for couples. It is observed that couples who had more sex are proven to be in a healthy and loving relationship.
As a trivia, scientists used real couples to be able to verify their assumptions and among the couples studied, two of them actually married their partners. Everybody wants to love and be loved in return. It is one magic of nature that are still haven’t fully figured out by science. It is what makes us all humans different from lower class of animals and robots. We are more particular in choosing who we are going to be with for the rest of our lives though hormones may have contributed about it but I still believe that fate leads us to the right one for us. Stay in love! <3