What is love?

An emotion, a perception, a belief?

One things for sure, it must be felt with your own heart to be truly understood.

Love may be the most powerful force on Earth, it’s responsible for some of the greatest literature in human history. It has toppled kingdoms, inspired genius and altered our biology and psychology.

Love is as beautiful as it is complex, so let us simplify things with these 25 psychological facts on love and relationships.

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25 Amazing Psychological Facts on Love

Attachment Love

‘Romantic’ love only last around a year, after that ‘attachment’ love sets in.

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Copying Behavior

Copying the way someone behaves or speaks is a sign that they’re attracted to you.

Uncertain Attraction

According to research, women are more likely to be attracted to a man
when she is uncertain about his level of interest in her.

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Big Eyes

Your pupil expands up to 45% percent when you look at someone you love.

Hug Chemistry

Hugs that last over 20 seconds, release the chemical ‘Oxytocin’ which makes you trust that person more.

Beat As One

When lovers look into each others eyes, their heart beats synchronize.

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Power of Pose

When a man finds a woman attractive he may flex his muscles and adapt postures
that make him appeal taller and stronger.

Holding Hands

Holding hands with someone you love can alleviate physical pain, stress and fear.

Vena Amoris

Engagement rings are generally worn on the fourth finger of the left hand because the Ancient Greeks believed that the vena amores or ‘vein of love’ ran from that finger directly to the heart.

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Grateful Love

Expressing gratitude towards people you love can make you happier and increase your overall level of trust in each other.

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Tear Biology

Women’s tears have been biologically proven to reduce arousal and lower testosterone levels in men.

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Sleep Deprived

Men suffering from sleep deprivation are more likely to assume that a woman wants to have sex with them.

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Sixty Seconds

We decide within the first second of meeting someone whether we can trust them or not.

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Broken Heart Syndrome

Research has shown that emotionally intense experiences such as a break up, divorce or the loss of a loved one can contribute to real physical pain in a person’s heart. This is an actual condition know as Broken Heart Syndrome.

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Symmetrical

People find symmetrical faces more attractive as this is an indication of good health.

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When It Ends

Studies have shown that relationships are most likely to end within 3 to 5 months from the day they begin.

Bone Structure

Men are more attracted to women whose bone structure resembles their mothers.

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Vocal Match

Men with deeper voices appear more attractive to women and women with higher pitched voices are more attractive to men.

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Pain Relief

The simple act of looking at a picture of a loved one can help relieve pain.

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Corporate Ladder

People more thoughtful and reliable partners tend to perform better at work, earning more promotions and feeling more satisfied with their careers overall.

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Happy Times

Studies have shown that happier people who are enjoyable to be around are harder to break up with and tend to stay in relationships longer.

Sankrit Origin

The word “love” if from the Sanskrit work “lubhyati, which means “he desires.”

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Cheeky

Women tend to be more attracted to men with prominent cheekbones and a strong jawline as this is linked to high testosterone levels.

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Seeing Red

According to a 2010 cross-cultural study women are more attracted to men wearing red than other colors.

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Kindness Counts

People that are kind are seen as more attractive by the opposite sex.

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Psychological Facts on Love

Hopefully these 25 facts on love helps you understand the complexity and beauty of this intoxicating condition.

Share this if you believe there needs to be more love in the World.

If you have an interesting fact or anecdote about your experience of love, please share it with us.

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