If there is something that always interests you that’s love. From first love, to teenage love to married love to extra marital love, love is experienced and interpreted in different ways in different stages of life. But there are some funny, random, crazy, weird facts about love that you cannot ignore.
Author Roald Dahl wrote: “It doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you.”
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There can’t be more truth in these words because without love there is no existence. Everyone craves for love – it parental, sibling love or romantic love. Love takes different forms in different stages of life and makes us who we are.
Love is that feeling that makes you feel warm and fuzzy and you feel wanted. It can also make you angry and tormented, it has the capacity to engulf you completely. Here are some weird but true facts about love that you can’t imagine.
30½ Facts About Love That You Can Never Ever Ignore
When it comes to love you will be appalled at how little you know. But when you go through these interesting and lesser known facts then you will be wiser. In fact, you could even explain some of your own behavior when you are around your romantic partner. So here goes.
Mysterious love facts
1. Love improves memory
If you can’t remember if you had your vitamins in the morning, have to always maintain a checklist at work and you are constantly misplacing things then your memory is surely giving you some trouble.
Fret not. Just go ahead and fall in love. When you are in love there is a spurt of dopamine in your brain. Studies have shown that dopamine stimulates a part of the brain that helps to improve memory.
2. Two lovers always have their heartbeat in sync
This might sound like a random fact about love but it’s true. When you are in love with someone your heartbeat is in sync with that person.
This has been proved scientifically in a study too. So if you have your own doubts whether what you feel for someone is infatuation or love, just latch on to a heart monitor and check your heartbeats.
So when in love you might be emotionally in sync but physically also your hearts beating together – literally!
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3. You turn your face to the right to kiss
This might sound like the most mysterious fact about love but next time you kiss just check where you tilt your head simultaneously. It has to be to the right.
Researchers have seen that people are biased to turn their head to the right when a kiss is initiated. In fact, newborns also turn their heads to the right when they sleep. It is the most spontaneous thing to do.
By the way you know you use 34 facial muscles to kiss?
4. Kissing is the most addictive thing
This is a funny fact about love that you might have heard many times or have experienced yourself first hand. There is no denying the fact that the more we kiss we want to keep on doing that.
Apart from the fact that kissing has many benefits we have to understand why it is addictive. When we are kissing the brain creates a lethal chemical cocktail of dopamine, oxytocin and serotonin that has the capacity to give you a high like that of cocaine.
That’s why more people remember their first kiss than the first time they had sex.
5. Dopamine is released at childbirth
Ever wondered why the bond you feel towards your baby is so strong? The love that you feel towards the one born from your body could also be explained by something that you secrete in your body while at childbirth or while breastfeeding.
Yes, the culprit is dopamine once again. In fact, the oxytocin levels detected in a new mom can be as high as that of couples who have just fallen in love.
Also prolactin, which is considered the milk producing hormone also helps you to bond with the baby. It’s actually present in men too who become actively involved fathers.
6. Broken heart is a medical condition
Next time you say someone is nursing a broken heart don’t treat it as one of the random facts about love.
Broken heart is actually a medical condition that doctors determine through blood tests and ECGS ad definitely they take into account things like grief and stress after the demise of a loved one.
The symptoms are very similar to a heart attack when you feel a stabbing chest pain but investigation reveals that there are no blocked arteries. A broken heart can be medically treated and complete recovery is possible.
Psychological facts about love
7. Illogical love
This is the most funny fact about love but how many times have you told someone, “Stop being so illogical in love!”
If you delve deeper into their behavior you will realize they become so illogical because of high levels of cortisol in their blood. A study has shown that people who had fallen in love in the previous 6 months had much higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
When researchers tested the participants again 12–24 months later, their cortisol levels were back to normal.
When you fall in love a spurt in cortisol levels make you illogical. That’s why you end up doing things like standing outside your lover’s house in the snow all night just to show them what you can do for love.
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8. A crush lasts for 4 months
We have all had crushes and we know that one of the funniest facts about love is a crush makes you do the funniest things.
But let us tell you an intense crush is a passing phase. If reciprocated it turns into something more fulfilling but if it’s a one-sided thing a crush does not last more than four months.
So that high school senior you were crushing on would make those butterflies in your stomach create mayhem. But four months later the butterflies might not be there at all and you could just pass by them without a second look.
However if the feelings still persist your crush has turned into love.
9. You forgive in 6 to 8 months
Moving on after a breakup is the hardest thing. People grieve, feel angry depressed and vengeful when a breakup happens. But they don’t stay in this state for long.
Although the memory of the love remains, maybe even in the entire lifetime, the pain starts dissipating and it is said that you end up forgiving the person, who dumped you, in 6 to 8 months.
If you forgive you often get your closure and can move on yourself.
10. Good looking is more important than great body
For casual dating, hook ups or even exclusive dating a great body is what a person might be looking for.
But for a long-term relationship that could mean a life partnership then the qualities people look for are totally different. In that case an attractive face is more appealing than a great body.
A person who smiles more and a genial personality are more attractive to people looking for long-term relationships.
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11. Women love to talk, men play games
When it comes to love women want to talk and have meaningful conversations. They can look into the eyes of the person they are in love with and stay locked that way for hours talking about this and that. (Chances are you already know this!)
But men on the other hand like to play (no we are not talking about play in the bedroom.) We are talking about tennis, basketball, swimming, beach ball things like that. Men love to bond with their love interest over a great game.
Another thing that makes their love stronger is standing next to you and cooking in the kitchen. Ever thought about it?
12. You hear a voice in your head when you read the text of a loved one
This is one of the fun facts about love but this a very psychological thing. In the movies you have seen that people see the person they love as an illusion all around them Their face keeps popping up in every situation, in their sleep and when they are awake.
A study shows that you hear your own voice in your head when you are reading. But when you are in love and you read their texts you also hear their voice in your head. It’s their voice and not your own.
Weird but true facts about love
13. Engagement ring is worn on the fourth finger
Ever wondered why you wear your engagement ring on the fourth finger of the left hand? The ancient Romans believe that the fourth finger has vein that goes straight to the heart and it is called Veina Amoris.
So in that case the direct connection to the heart through the ring is the focus. Gay and lesbian couples wear their wedding rings on their left hand to signify a monogamous same sex relationship.
Psst…switching a wedding band from left to right hand signifies that you are ready to cheat. (Oops!)
14. Love reduces pain
Intense passionate love can provide amazing and effective pain relief which has similar effects to pain killers or illicit drugs as cocaine says a Stanford University Study.
In fact, if you are feeling unwell or feeling some kind of pain, looking at the picture of someone you love madly will ensure that you feel much better.
Love has the ability to heal. That’s why when someone is unwell we say love and care will make them feel better.
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15. Gaze at a stranger for 4 minutes
If you gaze at a stranger for 4 minutes you can fall in love. This was done in an experiment in a laboratory and it was proved to be true.
Dr. Elaine Aron made two people sit opposite each other and look into each other’s eyes and they were asked some personal questions.
The couple fell in love, got married soon. So if you look into a stranger’s eyes for 4 minutes you can fall head-over-heels in love. This is one of the hard facts about love.
16. Prefer symmetrical faces
A study shows that people choose symmetrical faces when they want to fall in love. People go for symmetrical faces because it is unconsciously believed that these people have better health and will have better genetics when they procreate.
So when you are looking at a girl next time, be sure their right side of the face is exactly like the left.
This is a weird but true fact about love.
17. Love comes from Sanskrit word lubh
Has it ever occurred to you where does this word “love” come from which makes the world go around it?
It comes from the Sanskrit word lubh. The meaning of the word is to desire, allure, excite lust, attract. So next time you need to impress your love interest just drop this info.
This is one of the cool facts about love that many people have no clue about.
18. Romantic love becomes attachment love
This is a hard fact about love that we cannot ignore. When you fall in love the euphoria that you feel, the tickles down your spine or the butterflies in your stomach can keep you awake at night.
But as the love becomes stronger and older these feelings settle down more. It is said romantic love actually lasts for a year.
What happens after that is attachment love. This one is for the long-run, the love that you feel from a sense of attachment and belonging, that makes you accept the good with the bad. You deal with the arguments and deficiencies in the relationship but you still keep loving the person.
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Funny facts about love
19. Love is blind
This is a funny fact about love that you cannot ignore. Love actually makes you blind because when you fall for a person you accept them with all their faults.
And in the long run, for your relationship to survive you keep turning a blind eye to the snoring, the clumps of hair in the shower drain and their television watching habits late in the night.
20. Vasopressin keeps you together
If you are happy in a long-term relationship then that is not only because you are in love. It has also got to do with the hormone you produce.
Vasopressin is the bonding hormone that creates an attachment in a monogamous long-term relationship.
If you think it’s the dates and the holidays that keep your relationship in the best state then think again. It could be just a hormone you are producing.
21. You are attracted to people who smell like your dad
A study suggests that women are attracted to men who smell like their dads. We had known that unconsciously men could be looking for their father’s qualities, if they are very attached to them, in their future partners.
But this is an interesting fact about love that they also tend to choose people who smell like their fathers.
22. Fall in love with someone who looks like us
Did you know we tend to fall in love with people who look like us? So that very thing that’s said that partner’s who live together for a long time start looking like each other, has the idea planted in the very beginning.
We tend to like someone who looks like us. We even like people who have some kind of similarity to our opposite sex parent.
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23. Some people do not feel love
There are some people who have never felt love. This is a hard fact about love that you cannot ignore. But this is not to say that they have no feelings or are hard hearted.
This is simply because they suffer from something called hypopituitarism, a rare disease that doesn’t allow a person to feel the rapture of love.
24. Love can grow when you are away from each other
Statistics show that 60% long-distance relationships work out great. There is no denying the fact that love can grow over a distance.
If two people in love are away from each other for a long time they could realize the depth of their love. They could miss each other like crazy and feel incomplete without each other.
Facts about love at first sight
25. It could be one-sided love
Yes love at first sight might not be mutual despite the fact that your much married friends tell you it is. But if they look back they would see that it was probably an attraction, which was more from one side. It took time for it to develop into love.
Since love at first sight is not mutual it gives rise to most of the stalker stories. How many times have we seen the girl or the guy just getting a glimpse of a person and then getting obsessed with them?
26. You get sweaty palms
Love at first sight can be give you badly sweaty palms. Yes, we know you have felt embarrassed multiple times when you went to the movies and your partner wanted to hold your hand. You didn’t know how to reciprocate with your sweaty palms.
Fret not sweaty palms are the sign of the euphoria you feel because of crazy love. So if it’s love at first sight your palms start sweating instantly.
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27. It’s called a positive illusion
Love at first sight is called a positive illusion because it creates a feeling of love in your brain when actually it’s not real love.
It’s a great feeling to see someone and feel an instant chemistry. But as soon that person goes out of your sight you might forget them sooner than later.
The positive illusion breaks and you are back to your own world.
28. It does not mean your relationship will last
People who have fallen in love at first sight are not the ones who have had very lasting relationships.
Love at first sight means you fall for someone who is a complete stranger and you have no clue about your emotional and intellectual compatibility.
But if you continue in a relationship with someone like that it does not always last in the long run because the differences start unraveling.
29. Infatuation can be more overpowering than love
To tell you the truth what you feel at first sight is lust and not love. It’s the physical attraction that pulls you towards that person.
So what you think is love at first sight could be an infatuation that stems from lust. As time goes by it could remain an infatuation and might not take the form of love.
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30. Belief in love at first sight is very strong
A poll shows that 56% Americans believe in love at first sight. Not only for Americans but for people the world over love at first has a magical aura about it.
The believe that love can happen just like it did between Cinderella and Prince Charming. It removes love way from the realm of reality and gives it a mystical, mythical charm that some people love dwelling on.
30 ½. Love is overrated
This is actually a solid bit of advice. A relationship cannot solely survive if there is love. It needs sexual compatibility, emotional bonding, financial security and a host of other things to survive.
Love is important. There is no denying that but love is highly overrated too. That’s a hard fact about love that we should all keep in mind.
There are a number of interesting facts about love but the most interesting fact is that there are actually people who cannot feel love because they have a rare condition called hypopituitarism.
The main point of love is that it makes us who we are. Otherwise we would have been like animals who mate for procreation and there are no feelings involved. Love is what makes us human beings.
Love can be dangerous because it has the capacity to evoke jealousy, anger, possessiveness and people can actually make the worst blunders in love. They can even kill for love.
True love does exist. But romantic love becomes attachment love in the long-run. However, that does not take away anything from its beauty.