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Love Is Not Blind

It's easy to lose yourself in the early stages of love, but a new study says we don't actually lose our minds.

Oxytocin, the love hormone, makes people more trusting of others, but it doesn't make us trust people we otherwise wouldn't. To determine this, men played a trust game. Some men inhaled a trust-enhancing oxytocin spray, and they proved more trusting of strangers than men who smelled placebos; however, when there was a reason to doubt others, like hearing a stranger had history of violent crime, both groups exhibited similar levels of trust.

Researchers concluded the love hormone won't delude us into foolishness. Yet suitors with a dubious history — say a past of violent crime? — don't exactly broadcast it on first dates. And while I don't have an hormone-sniffing study to prove it, I'd say it's hard to break trust once it mixes with lust.

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skigurl skigurl 6 years
sure, blame it on the spell check
Love-and-Sex Love-and-Sex 6 years
Glad to have made your afternoons! Spell check error has been corrected! ;)
snarkypants snarkypants 6 years
I think this is my new favorite post. Hahahaha
totygoliguez totygoliguez 6 years
I think that we are so happy to have found someone that make us happy that we start to ignore their flaws or tolerate them.
Goldteef Goldteef 6 years
Ummmmmmm, I think you mean oxytocin....
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 6 years
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This made my afternoon ten times better!
blooditsnotfunny blooditsnotfunny 6 years
thesweetness thesweetness 6 years
*hormone. P.S. I think if Oxycontin nasal spray was available addicts would be waiting in line for that shiz.
thesweetness thesweetness 6 years
LOL Oxycontin aka Hillbilly Heroin is NOT a freakin' love hormon. I think you mean Oxytocin. Oh god if I could die from laughing I'd be dead right now LMFAO!
skigurl skigurl 6 years
I don't know where my comment went, but I also commented that Oxycontin was a narcotic?
Roarman Roarman 6 years
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 6 years
Woop Woop 6 years
Sarah :notworthy:
snarkypants snarkypants 6 years
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 6 years
Might as well face it.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 6 years
Woop Woop 6 years
So Rush Limbaugh was addicted to love?
snarkypants snarkypants 6 years
um. oxycontin is def. not something naturally found in the human body. :ROTFL: it's oxytocin, totally different.
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