8 scientific signs that prove you are in love
1. You think that he/she is really special
When you are in love, you begin to think that your lover is unique. The doubled belief makes us not able to feel the romance with anyone else. This is a result of increasing central dopamine concentration - a substance that is involved in attention and concentration in your brain.
2. You focus on positive things
People in love tend to focus on the positive qualities of their lover, and ignore their negative traits. They also focus on very ordinary events and things related to the person they love, dreaming about precious moments and souvenirs. This focused attention is also said to be the result of increased central dopamine levels, as well as the rise of central norepinephrine, a chemical that is associated with increased memory when stimulated.
3. Emotional instability
Everyone knows love often leads to emotional and physiological instability. You may find excitement, sleeplessness, anorexia, tremors, heart palpitations and rapid breathing, as well as anxiety, panic and despair when there are even the smallest obstacles in your relationship. Mood changes are similar to the behavior of drug addicts. And indeed, when those in love see their lover, all the neurons in their brain will flare up, which only happens when they use stimulants.
4. Intrusive thinking
The people in love said that they spent an average of more than 85% of the time they were awake to think about their "love object". Intrusive thinking is a form of obsessive behavior that may result from the reduction of central serotonin levels in the brain, a condition that is associated with previous obsessive behavior.
5. Emotional dependence
People who are in love often express emotions depending on their relationship status, including possession, jealousy, fear of rejection, and anxiety about break up. According to researchers, activities that stimulate cocaine appetite may help explain the phobic behavior associated with rejection in love.
6. You plan for the future
People who are in love always think of how to develop their feelings for each other, looking for ways to be more engaged and dreaming about their future. Romantic love is like a part of human reproduction strategy. It helps us to form double bonds, helps us survive. We are created to experience the magic of love and be directed to the person we love.
7. Same feelings
People who are in love often feel empathy for their lover. They feel the other’s pain as their own and willing to sacrifice anything for that person.
8. Changed hobby
Love is marked by the tendency to rearrange your daily priorities such as changing your outfit, personality, habits or values so that they are more relevant to the person you love. A study shows that people are attracted to the opposite of themselves. People with high levels of testosterone are more likely to attract people with high levels of estrogen and oxytocin. These individuals tend to be empathetic, upbeat, confident, optimistic, introverted, and are always looking for meaning and similarity.
By: Vivian Cooper