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  • Love is an intense and life-changing experience.

  • Some of them believe in true love, while others claim that it's a deep, unconditional feeling.

  • Sounds over the top, right?

  • Either way, people go "gaga" over it.

  • After all, what's life without love?

  • Here are 5 interesting facts about love.

  • 1. It only takes 4 minutes to decide whether you like someone or not.

  • This actually has very little to do with smooth talking and other conventional flirting techniques.

  • In fact, it's mostly dependent on body language, the tone and speed of our voice.

  • Only 7% of what we say actually matters.

  • 2. Your nerve cells work better during the first year of being in a loving relationship.

  • Everyone's bodies contain a protein called "Nerve Growth Factor," which is responsible for the functioning of some of our sensory nerves.

  • This protein tends to work more effectively during the first year that you're in love with someone.

  • When we're in love, our senses are heightened, and our "Fight or Flight" response system is on-guard.

  • It's the most optimal during the early stages of love, which is why couples in love feel more happy and optimistic.

  • Falling in love can be as addictive as nicotine.

  • Have you heard of dopamine?

  • Most people who've heard of it knows that it involves good feelings.

  • They're exactly right.

  • Dopamine is a chemical that's released during the initial stage of the relationships.

  • It's responsible for the rush of pleasure and excitement we often experience.

  • Since dopamine's also activated when you use nicotine, you can imagine how addictive love can be.

  • 4. Many adolescents who experience puppy crushes, also experience a lot of anxiety.

  • Teenagers often get a bad rep from popular culture, for being rebellious and over idealistic about their future.

  • But parents, and adults should be more considerate when teenagers experience puppy crushes.

  • According to Dr. Carl Pickhardt from Psychology Today, the awakening of romantic feelings can cause significant anxiety and those who are still trying to figure out their own identity.

  • If you're sensitive about the way others perceive you, and want to have a strong desire to belong, your desire for intimate attachment and bonding could lead to anxiety about potentially losing it.

  • 5. True love is friendship set on fire.

  • Thanks to Hollywood, people mistake fighting and make-up sex for true, passionate love.

  • But, according to research, true love manifests as supporting one another's interests, growing together, and being considerate of each other's feelings.

  • In other words, you're besties!

  • Despite all the research done on love, to this day, it still remains an enigma.

  • Which of these facts did you find the most interesting?

  • What do you think? Leave a comment below.

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Love is an intense and life-changing experience.

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