Do You Fall in Love Too Quickly? - by Donna Barnes (for Digital Romance TV)
There’s No Such Thing As Falling In Love Too Quickly | Thought Catalog
3 Oct We've all heard of the term, love at first sight. It's a romantic idea (I saw him and I just knew!) but it's a practical one too. After all, who wants to waste time with someone who doesn't give them butterflies or make them excited? But then there are other times where falling in love quickly seems like you're. Love is unexpected and you can't control how quickly it hits you. Some people may know someone their entire life and not love them, then all of a sudden they get feelings that they do. Others can have love at first site, the classically romantic t. 19 Sep I never want to be someone who doesn't love deeply, or someone who doesn't allow themselves to fall in love because they think it's “too soon” or “too fast” or “ too whatever.” There are some people who hold out for months, years even, before telling a partner they love them. And then there are some.
In fact, scientists have pinned down exactly what it means to "fall in love.
Here led by Helen Fisher, an anthropologist at Rutgers University and one of the leading experts on the biological basis of love, have revealed that the brain's "in love" phase is a unique and well-defined period of time, and there are 13 telltale signs that you're in it.
Thinking this one's special Photo Credit: The belief is coupled with an inability to feel romantic passion for anyone else.
Fisher and her colleagues believe this single-mindedness results from elevated levels of central dopamine — a chemical involved in attention and focus — in your brain. Slide 3 of 27 Focusing on the positive Photo Credit: They also focus on trivial events and objects that remind them of their loved one, daydreaming about these precious little moments and mementos.
This focused attention is also thought to result from elevated levels of central dopamine, as well as a spike in central norepinephrine, a chemical associated with increased memory in the presence of new stimuli. You bounce between exhilaration, euphoria, increased energy, sleeplessness, loss of appetite, trembling, a racing heart and accelerated breathing, as well as anxiety, panic and feelings of despair when your relationship suffers even the smallest setback. These mood swings parallel the behavior of drug addicts.
And indeed, when in-love people are shown pictures of their loved ones, it fires up the same regions of the brain that activate when a drug addict takes a hit. Being in love, researchers say, is a form of addiction.
I wish I would have read this a few weeks ago. For me it was magic. You bounce between exhilaration, euphoria, increased energy, sleeplessness, loss of appetite, trembling, a racing heart and accelerated breathing, as well as anxiety, panic and feelings of despair when your relationship suffers even the smallest setback. Hi, I am fairly attracted to someone I work with.
Slide 7 of 27 Intensifying attraction Photo Credit: Feel good studio, Shutterstock. We aim to empower and inspire our readers with the tools needed to understand the world and appreciate its everyday awe.
Slide 1 of Introduction Can't get that girl or guy out of your head? Daydreaming about the person when you should be working? Imagining your futures together?
Why are we all so convinced that falling in love fast is bad?
These dizzying thoughts may be signs of love. Thinking this one's special. Thinking this one's special When you're in love, you begin to think your beloved is unique. Slide 3 of Focusing on the positive.
So it was a relief to read your article and the responses to know this is normal. Don't subscribe All Replies to my comments Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. Type keyword s to search.
Focusing on the positive People who are truly in love tend to focus on the positive qualities of their beloved, while overlooking his or her negative traits. Slide 5 of Emotional instability As is well known, falling in love often leads to emotional and physiological instability.
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