Falling in love profoundly alters your brain, as you fit into the blissful world that love offers.
1. You become addicted to your partner
At the beginning of the relationship, a feel-good hormone known as dopamine is released which makes you crave more of your partner.
2. You become blind to your partner's flaws
They say that love is blind, and this couldn’t be any true when it comes to someone who has just fallen in love.
The dopamine released in the brain tends to block the part of the brain responsible for reasoning.
3. You begin to think alike
This may have conjured the verse ‘you complete my words when I begin.’
When you fall in love, the two of you start to have similar likes and interests.
4. Your brain activity increases
Once you fall in love your brain activity increases, and you end up thinking about your partner more than before.
The ladies are more prone to have their brain activity increase, especially in the areas of imagination, attention and memory – that’s why they don’t forget quite easily.
5. You become attached
When you fall in love, a hormone known as oxytocin is released that increases bonding between you and your partner, helping you to cope in their absence.
The hormone is also known as the love hormone and is released by mothers during childbirth as well as lovers when they experience orgasm.