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Love is what unites us all together. Not only is it a bond that can connect people — and animals — together for life, it also has a shocking effect on our health! This Valentine's Day, embrace the magic of emotion with these fun facts that prove how important it is to spread the love.
Falling in love has neurological effects that trigger euphoric feelings
When you're with the person you love, that emotion triggers the body to create
happy chemicals that stimulate 12 areas of the brain at the same time, leaving you with a heavenly state.
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When two people that are in love gaze at each other, their heart rates actually synchronize
Just the look of love can bring true love birds closer together — seriously, even your
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Looking at a picture of your true love eases pain
It's been proven that when experiencing pain, just looking at a picture of someone you love helps to
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Expressing gratitude to loved ones spikes your happiness
When you're kind to the ones you love, or express what they mean to you in words, it instantly boosts your (and their) mood.
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Cuddling releases a hormone that makes you feel good
Getting cozy with the one you love releases oxytocin, which is a hormone that makes you
feel good. It also calms the body, inhibiting stress hormones.
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Feeling butterflies in your stomach is actually a real thing
That tingling is actually a real thing, which is your body's fight-or-flight response kicking in. The anticipation of seeing someone you love elevates your heart rate, plus triggers the release of
catecholamine hormones that create that buzzy feeling in your stomach.
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A passionate kiss is just like a drug
When you get caught up in a kiss, dopamine,
a neurotransmitter, is released throughout your body, which causes you to crave the other person even more. Dopamine creates a reward sensation, which produces intense desires and feelings of euphoria. So get smooching!
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