7 physical and psychological changes that happen when you fall in love
- Love leads to biological changes that have been observed in scientific research.
- Being in love can reduce stress, relieve pain, and make you happier.
- Here are seven ways your body and brain change when you fall in love.
Have you ever looked at your partner lovingly and felt your heart flutter, palms sweat, or mood instantly get better?That's because falling in love actually changes what happens in your body - for the better. When in love, neurochemicals like dopamine and oxytocin flood our brains in areas associated with pleasure and rewards, producing physical and psychological responses like less perceived pain, an addictive dependence, and a stronger desire for sex with your partner.
Cuddling, hugging, and kissing the one you love can instantly reduce stress and increase feelings of calm, trust, and security thanks to oxytocin, while your mood improves as a result of your reward center flooding with dopamine.
Here are seven ways your body and brain change when you fall in love.