Here are 25 mind-blowing psychological facts about love:

1. The heart rate of a couple synchronises due to love.

When you are deeply committed to someone in a relationship, your heartbeats will synchronise. This strengthens your relationship with your partner.

2. Love is not the same as lust.

Lust is a psychological drive that drives us to reproduce. The primary hormones responsible for these lustful feelings are testosterone and oestrogen.

3. Love hormones can drive you insane.

One of the love hormones, oxytocin, is responsible for jealousy. When oxytocin levels rise in a person's body, it can cause them to do things that are extremely toxic and detrimental to their relationship.

4. Love is actually three emotions rolled into one.

Love is made up of three distinct feelings. What we have come to call "love," according to Helen Fisher, an anthropologist and human behaviour researcher of the biology of love and attraction

5. Many species have monogamous love.

Humans are not the only species that has a life-long mate. Many other species, such as doves, wolves, and so on, tend to mate for life.

6. People are driven insane by love.

When you fall in love with someone, you may do things you would never do in a normal relationship. When a person is sexually aroused, their brain turns off self-awareness, critical thinking, and rationality. This can lead to some poor choices.

7. Love improves your health.

According to a 2014 study, married people are less likely to develop certain cardiovascular diseases. According to the study, "married people were 5% less likely to have any vascular disease than singles

8. Happiness is brought about by love.

When you're feeling down, remembering the person you care about can help. According to Fisher's research, love releases dopamine, the neurotransmitter responsible for that happy feeling

9. You can tell if you love someone in four minutes.

Love is something that your body quickly recognises. After only four minutes of staring into each other's eyes, psychology professor Arthur Aron discovered that you can feel an intense closeness to someone.

10. Love has the power to make you lose weight.

Love produces oxytocin, which causes emotional happiness, but it can also suppress your appetite (and keep you awake!)

11. Most likely, you'll fall in love with someone "in your league."

A 2011 study found that people make moves on those who are roughly on the same level of attractiveness.

12. Your love has truly blinded you.

When you are in the presence of another person, your body naturally deactivates the neural pathways in the brain that account for negative emotions. This is the point at which your body shuts down critical evaluations of your love.

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