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Love Lasts — It's Scientifically Proven!

Love Lasts — It's Scientifically Proven!

I don't think there's any better feeling than what you experience in the beginning of a relationship; the passion and excitement you feel is just unbeatable! As you get to know each other though, and become more comfortable, the newness can wear off and it doesn't take long before that passion and love fades away. It may seem like most relationships are doomed for boredom or divorce, but new research has proven that true love can actually last a lifetime.

At Stony Brook University in New York, researchers scanned the brains of couples who have been together for 20 years, and those who have been dating less than a year. When shown photographs of their loved ones, the scientists discovered that 10 percent of the older couples' brains had the same chemical reactions as the newer couples. This goes against previous studies, which showed that love withered after only 15 months, and was completely vanished after a decade.

I think this optimistic news about love and romance is a breath of fresh air, but do you think it's possible to love someone for your entire life?


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mack2600 mack2600 8 years
my grandparents just had their 65th anniversary on christmas day, they're basically my only example of a happy marriage considering my mom has been married three times and my dad twice (neither are married now).
macchiatolove macchiatolove 8 years
I agree with Jessie - it's about compromise, respect, hardwork and commitment. My parents have been together for almost 40 years. I have no doubt at all that you can love someone your whole life!
princess_eab princess_eab 8 years
If you find the right person and always keep it new. I think you can really fall in love with anyone, and that the typical length of it is probably about 15 months, but a really special relationship that you're both invested in can last a lifetime if you both want it to.
red4bonez red4bonez 8 years
yay for love lol =)
jessie jessie 8 years
yep..i believe you can. its about accepting, compromising, and unconditional love
merie33 merie33 8 years
I love cute older couples!!! There was a pair at work today (a restaurant) sitting in a booth together on one side, his arm was around her shoulders, and she kept looking up at him and giggling like a 16 year old....and they had to of been in their late 60's early 70's!! it was absolutely adorable! I can't wait to be that couple!
babysoftpink babysoftpink 8 years
<img src="://" title="super cool" alt="super cool"/>super cool!!!
babysoftpink babysoftpink 8 years
super cool super cool!!!
GScott86 GScott86 8 years
Awwww, I look forward to changing each other's diapers, lol!
khadeekiinsz khadeekiinsz 8 years
I absolutely do think that love can last a lifetime. You dont have to be in love with that person forever, but you can still love them. Its nothing better than seein old couples. You just think of all the crap they went thru, and yet they still hold hands. He proabaly still thinks she's as beautiful as she was the first day he kissed her. And he still has that cute dorky smile, that made her fall in love in the first place. If you can "fall out of love" with someone, than I think that you never loved them in the first place. It was perhaps infatuation. Old people love is like the best thing.
crayolasky crayolasky 8 years
Definitely :) I have seen many examples of lasting love in my life. It's still out there!
gbychan gbychan 8 years
:sigh: I always liked as a kid seeing my grandparents kiss...Just a little smooch, but really touching. :)
krae85 krae85 8 years
Hope so!
oliveoyle625 oliveoyle625 8 years
I definitely hope so too. Reminds me of that cute De Beers commercial where there is a young couple that passes an older couple who are still holding hands. The young man has just given the young woman a three stone diamond ring.
dino-dino dino-dino 8 years
how corny **vomits really hard**
runningesq runningesq 8 years
starangel that's adorable.
rellicDragon rellicDragon 8 years
I hope its true ... I want to be one of those old couples ...
Antioxidant Antioxidant 8 years
Awww, that's awesome! :) Makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
I completely believe in love lasting. My grandparents had been married for 63 years (shy of 64 by 4 months) when my grandfather died. Heck their marriage even survived WWII! Seeing them together when I was young was always cute. And as I grew older, I was able to really appreciate seeing them interact together. I can only hope when I get married, I have a marriage as long as theirs.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Kind neat actually...
skigurl skigurl 8 years
absolutely. nothing cuter than an old couple holding hands and sneaking a smooch.
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