Love is devided into three parts: attraction, lust & attachment. The brain processes these three emotions together when you are deeply in love with someone.
Being in love alters our personality and perception of things. We can become more open to things that our lover is into/ optimistic about things.
Love involves the release of the “happy hormone,” dopamine. This hormone gives you a high that makes you feel positive and open to bonding with others.
Love leads to the deactivation of the amygdala in the brain, which regulates fear. Thus, you are less scared of outcomes & consequences when in love.
People can manage love by focusing on negatives to decrease it, or positives to increase it.
Experiencing love daily boosts well-being. More optimism, motivation, and inspiration to do better.
Love and lust have overlapping sensations, making them hard to distinguish. Love expands with habit formation and reciprocity.
People feel their attraction towards someone based on the activity in specific areas of their brain. The judgment can take seconds or longer.
Media's idealistic portrayal of love affects our expectations and perception of reality, leading to unrealistic beliefs.
People are attracted to those with similar physical attractiveness, accomplishments, and social standing, reflecting their own self-worth.