Five surprising facts about love

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Love is a force that can take over your life. When someone is in love, it can be difficult for a person to think of much else beyond the object of their affection. We don’t normally choose to fall in love, it more-or-less just “happens.” When feelings of love and attraction are not reciprocated, it can lead to sadness, emotional distress, and in extreme cases, even suicide. What we don’t know about love probably outweighs what we do know by a significant margin, but we have learned a lot, including the following.

1 – Most people don’t stop by the market with the idea of leaving with a new love interest, but a survey on the subject concluded that 2 percent of couples who fall in love met at a supermarket. If you’re on the prowl for a new partner, the supermarket may not be a bad place to look.

2 – Up until the 1700’s most marriages were arranged. Only then did it start to become acceptable for marriages to be based on love and the freedom of couples to choose.

3 – While there are many ways we can be attracted to one another, research has revealed that the attractiveness of a person’s face is likely the most important criteria when choosing a partner. Tastes differ, of course, so what’s attractive to one person may not be attractive to another.

4 – The act of cuddling can have much the same effect on the brain and nervous system as taking pain killers.

5 – Research has concluded that a person in love is usually a less productive person. It’s likely that this is more of a problem for people who are in a new relationship when feelings are very intense and tend to distract from other aspects of life, like working – AGENCY.

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