There are so many fun facts about love out there that they can often make you forget just how serious a broken heart can be. Love is usually all about romance or heartbreak, but we’re going to look at some of the lesser known facts to lighten up the love chat.
Many Animals are Monogamous
Something interesting about love is that we may be a lot more like our furry friends than once thoughts as many animals are in fact monogamous like humans (or like humans are supposed to be!). The human race often thinks of itself as a faithful species, it’s not the only one. Animals including wolves, swans, gibbons, black vultures, albatrosses, and even termites can love for a lifetime.
Four Minutes is all it takes
Apparently, it takes up to only four minutes to decide if you actually like a person. Yes, this can be good for you to know that someone isn’t an option right away, but this also means that someone could meet you and decide within four minutes that you’re not the one for them.
Some weird and wonderful research discovered that couples who are in love and come together in a romantic relationship actually synchronise their heart rates. This commonly happens after gazing into each other’s’ eyes for at least three minutes. Have you ever felt this happen?
Cuddling Always Helps
One of the most interesting facts about love is that oxytocin (also known as the love or cuddle hormone) is produced during a tight embrace or cuddle. Not only does the hormone appear in the brain, but it’s also found in the ovaries, and testicles, and is thought to be involved in the bonding process between two people.
Interesting research has found that a dose of oxytocin can decrease headaches significantly, and for many individuals, it can even make the pain go away completely after only four hours. If you’re feeling under the weather or a little unwell, a good cuddle is definitely worth trying before taking a bunch of chemicals and pills.
The Power of an Image
If you’re heartbroken or missing the one you love, it has been scientifically proven that by simply looking at a photograph of someone you love, your pain can and longing can be temporarily reduced. Of course, for many unfortunate people, this isn’t a long-term fix, but it can certainly help ease the pain of a broken heart.
Are there any fun facts that you would like to share on the subject of love?