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Fun Facts About Why We Love

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“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” ― Dr. Seuss

Ah, love. There’s nothing like having your feeling reciprocated and getting into a new relationship. It’s exciting to get to know a new man or woman and have them want to discover things about you, too. But how much can science explain being in love? There are actual explanations of what happens to our bodies during attraction, mating and heartbreak. Physical signals of deep feelings make sense now.

Every wonder why we kiss our partners on the mouth? Seriously, when you think about it, locking lips is weird! If aliens came down, would they be grossed out? Check out the logical and scientific reasons of our love signals.

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How and why we can tell someone is in love…

Getting red in the face?

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Blushing in the face is an involuntary and uncontrollable reflex caused by the sympathetic nervous system, which activates the notion of fight of flight. This causes adrenaline to pump out a hearty blood flow, which means more oxygen to your veins. More oxygen in your veins means a reddish tint will appear on your skin.

While seeing someone blush for you is flattering, why do women wear rouge? It indicates youthfulness and fertility, which is attractive to potential mates for reproductive reasons.

Making out?

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While there isn’t proof, a widely accepted theory about locking lips is that it helps us sniff out a quality partner. Because our faces are close enough for our pheromones to mix, kissing exchanges biological information about whether or not two people will make quality babies.