Video: Is it love that you're feeling? Or just a chemical reaction? It's both! Here are 26 fascinating facts about the science of love.
In this video from the Mental Floss YouTube channel, host Adriene Hill explains how love and science are intertwined in a long-standing affair of their own. You'll learn that staring into someone's eyes will actually increase both of your affection toward each other.
Love is similar to OCD on a chemical level, over-analysing romantic comedies with your partner can actually strengthen your relationship and both men and women experience an increase in nerve growth factors during the first year of a relationship -- explaining why your significant other might give "butterflies" early on. Now take your newfound knowledge and get experimenting in the relationship lab.
26 Facts about the Science of Love [YouTube]