Love is one of the most profound emotions we experience as humans. It’s bigger than us, meaning, though we can invite it into our lives, we do not have the control over how, when and where love starts to express itself. Love is bigger than you are. You can invite love, but you cannot dictate how, when, and where love expresses itself. What makes women fall in love? This is an existential question for many a beating hearts. Women are creatures working on emotions. The question of what makes women fall in love has a very simple answer, and that is an attraction. This initial attraction later builds up to become something as beautiful as love, but at the very start, it is just plain attraction. Mind you, an attraction is not all about looks, only a bit maybe, but not all.
Chemistry of attraction:
Attraction is the first and foremost thing that makes a woman go weak on her knees, and then with the passage of time as she gets to know him, she begins to like him, and the liking develops into love. The interesting thing is that in the phase of love you will come to realize that the things that you liked initially do not matter entirely, and it is only the person and how he is towards her.
However, an attraction is all about chemistry, and specifically, a group of chemicals called “monoamines.” These chemicals send messages between your brain and your body, and they’re the reason love can literally make your skin tingle. Love isn’t just a bunch of chemicals, but brain chemistry plays an important role in why we feel the way we feel about other people. Knowing what a hormone is will be a great start to learning about the chemistry of love. Our hormones have been associated with behavior, depression, stress, anxiety, reliability, and guess what? It is also highly responsible for romance and sexual behavior.
Here are some hormones which are more responsible for women’s in falling love…
- Norepinephrine and Phenylethylamine: When women fall in love, their bodies also produce norepinephrine and phenylethylamine. These increase focus while creating a sense of euphoria. That’s why women often become focused on one man to the exclusion of other things when they’re falling in love. It’s why women, feels extra alert waiting for a text message, or why people have trouble sleeping or even thinking about anyone else.
- Dopamine: when we feel good things, there’s usually a lot of dopamine involved. Dopamine is the chemical the brain releases when people women or men experience any kind of pleasure, including love. When you’re around a person you’re attracted to, dopamine is released into your brain, making you enjoy the time you spend together and want more of it.
- Oxytocin: Oxytocin leads to the deep bond that we share with many of our loved ones not only sexual partners. It’s released by men and women during intimate moments such as orgasms, kissing and cuddling. Research has also shown that increased levels of oxytocin can be linked to increased empathy in a relationship.
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Reported by Dr. Himani