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What makes people fall in love?
« on: 11/10/2016 21:30:32 »
“Love is the drug and I need to score,” sang Bryan Ferry in the seventies, earning him a smash hit and a small fortune. But apart from being a catchy song lyric, this line is also looking like a scientifically-accurate fact of life. So what is the real chemistry that happens when two people click? Chris Smith finds out...

Read the article then tell us what you think...
« Last Edit: 11/10/2016 21:30:32 by _system »


 

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What makes people fall in love?
« Reply #1 on: 27/02/2010 03:44:27 »
Chris thanks for this very thought provoking article (What Is Love?)  I was surprised to learn that we now have the capability to distil love down to a series of chemical reactions.  How exciting!
Best Regards,
Charlie Kirkpatrick
 

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« Reply #2 on: 27/02/2010 09:56:36 »
Wow... That makes these lyrics right on..." You might as well face it you're addicted to love....
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__Robert Palmer-Addicted to love _______________________________________________________________

Your lights are on, but you're not home
Your mind is not your own
Your heart sweats, your body shakes
Another kiss is what it takes

You can't sleep, you can't eat
There's no doubt, you're in deep
Your throat is tight, you can't breathe
Another kiss is all you need

Whoa, you like to think that you're immune to the stuff, oh yeah
It's closer to the truth to say you can't get enough
You know you're gonna have to face it, you're addicted to love

You see the signs, but you can't read
You're runnin' at a different speed
Your heart beats in double time
Another kiss and you'll be mine, a one track mind

You can't be saved
Oblivion is all you crave
If there's some left for you
You don't mind if you do

Whoa, you like to think that you're immune to the stuff, oh yeah
It's closer to the truth to say you can't get enough
You know you're gonna have to face it, you're addicted to love

Might as well face it, you're addicted to love
Might as well face it, you're addicted to love
Might as well face it, you're addicted to love
Might as well face it, you're addicted to love
Might as well face it, you're addicted to love

------ lead guitar ------

Your lights are on, but you're not home
Your will is not your own
You're heart sweats and teeth grind
Another kiss and you'll be mine

Whoa, you like to think that you're immune to the stuff, oh yeah
It's closer to the truth to say you can't get enough
You know you're gonna have to face it, you're addicted to love

Might as well face it, you're addicted to love
Might as well face it, you're addicted to love
Might as well face it, you're addicted to love
Might as well face it, you're addicted to love
Might as well face it, you're addicted to love
 

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« Reply #3 on: 04/03/2010 07:00:12 »
Joking aside, The article is great and I just must say that love really does feel addictive and it makes you certainly crave it and need it in your life to feel whole and complete.. its nice to know that there really is a chemical reaction happening here.....
 

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« Reply #4 on: 15/03/2010 23:09:26 »
Puts a whole new spin on the claim of "chemistry" between two people doesn't it!
 

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« Reply #5 on: 17/03/2010 16:59:10 »
Yes it certainly does...LOL..
 

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« Reply #6 on: 08/09/2010 08:08:49 »
hi,
Would you like to fall in love? Are you single, dating, and looking for a long term relationship? There are six elements that have been identified by counselors, therapists, and researchers that determine if someone will fall in love with you. They are:

First impression

If you want someone to fall in love with you, it is important to remember that the first time they see you is most likely when they make an assessment of you. Some key areas to pay attention to are: your smile (whiten your teeth), your clothes (wear something flattering that fits and is a good color for you), your shoes (women spend a lot of time shopping for shoes, so guys need to be aware of finding attractive shoes), your hands (men like to see manicures; women do not like to see men with chewed nails).

Similar and complementary qualities

People fall in love when they have similar and complementary qualities. Contrary to popular belief, we are not attracted to someone who is too different from the way we are...at least in values. If you do not share similar values, you may find yourself bumping up against a non-negotiable requirement which will eventually break you up.

Ego

If you are a dating single looking for a lasting relationship, pay attention to how you validate others. People fall in love with someone who sees who they are and likes what they see. Don't be afraid to give and receive compliments.

Communication

People fall in love with you when you are a good listener, reflect back to the speaker what they have said, and show that you appreciate and hear what they communicate. People are just dying to be heard and understood.

Sex

The attitude a person has about sex is important to a lasting relationship. Men in particular will not stay in a marriage where there is no sex.


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« Reply #7 on: 11/03/2011 05:30:31 »
I had a project due and this stuff really helped thanks
 

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« Reply #8 on: 09/05/2011 22:58:01 »
Pleasure - glad to have helped
 

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« Reply #9 on: 13/08/2011 15:10:59 »
I`m not sure that love and science are connected  ???
 

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« Reply #10 on: 19/08/2011 11:53:48 »
i know a few people who could do with dopamine suppressors
 

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« Reply #11 on: 19/08/2011 18:54:53 »
i know a few people who could do with dopamine suppressors
bingo?
 

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« Reply #12 on: 19/08/2011 19:00:54 »
maybe like the diff betwween gravity & magnetism? = child love, sex love,god love[ =intellect masturb] , ,,,,00ps, surpassed my 2 parameters
 

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« Reply #13 on: 02/05/2012 17:13:10 »
Chris, I really enjoyed your article!  Great stuff with the scientific research, particularly the polyamorous voles.  

As a student and enthusiast of Love I really appreciate your thoughts, so much so that I included it in an blog article, 101+ Ideas On What Is Love.

Check it out if you have a moment: http://www.love-olution.com/blog/2012/05/101-ideas-on-what-is-love-philosophically-scientifically-spiritually-and-beyond/

Thanks again for your contribution Chris!
 

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