The first time I saw you, my heart whispered “That’s the one”
Has it ever happened to you that your heart skips a beat when you first meet anyone. Sounds more like a movie’s script, isn’t it? But Science has an answer to it. Let’s read below.
Love at first sight..Is it really possible?
I thought it only happens in Shakespeare’s novels and romantic movies. Well, the ones who have experienced it believe in it while the rest just shrug it off as a misconception. You will be surprised to know that researchers have looked deeply into this romantic notion and now even science has an answer to it. With their in-depth research, they have come to a conclusion that this phenomenon is physically possible due to the release of chemicals in the brain.
Feelings of love can occur as early as 0.2 seconds
According to a study, “feelings of love can occur as early as 0.2 seconds after establishing first visual contact with someone.” These feelings are produced together by twelve areas of brain that releases chemicals- such as dopamine, oxytocin, adrenaline, and vasopressine which induces feeling of falling in love, all of which happens in just a fifth of a second. This reaction happens so fast that it might generate stimulation in your heart and butterflies in your stomach. And you suddenly start feeling that you have actually fallen for that person.
How do you differentiate between love and lust?
A very popular research paper on this, called “Love is in the Gaze” by the University of Geneva says that when people fall in love at one sight, they tend to focus on the face of the person rather than their body. It is completely lust or physical attraction if we are checking out more than that. So just watch out from those kind of people and stay away. Certain facial features of males, such as an angled chin or a large forehead, emphasize characteristics such as strength, aggression or dominance which appeal to women.
Men are most likely to fall in love at first sight
Another study says that the science behind falling in love at first sight is the nature’s way to a mating shortcut. Isn’t that something you have never ever heard of. According to Dr Fisher,’Even love at first sight is a basic mammalian response that is developed in other animals and our ancestors inherited to speed up the mating process.’
A study reveals that men are more likely to fall in love at first sight than women. “A man falls in love and instantly wants to possess a woman. Even if the woman is not in love with him she can be persuaded. However, it is rare for a woman to persuade a man who is not in love with her.” But just because you fall in love instantly does not mean your relationship will last forever.
According to a psychologist “There are deeper issues than just beauty and attraction at play. So while it’s possible to fall for someone initially on a superficial level, you have to work to keep the relationship alive.”
Do you really believe in love at first sight or it is just a physical phenomenon? Do share your comments below.