Love is one of the most delightful feelings of our lives. It is quite true about the saying “love is blind” because you never know when your brain will encounter love. A chemical chain of reaction triggered in our bodies ultimately instigating the feeling of love to strike our minds. Actually, falling in love is getting into a beautiful trap set up by nature, whereby we can’t fight. Based upon some studies falling in love involves many mechanisms and chemicals within the brain, as well as a significant number of chemical reactions, are also involved in falling love.
Different stages of falling in love:
Stage 1- Lust
It can be developed by physical attraction; eye/ body contact of someone or maybe in some time by hormonal changes which make us lusty.
Due to a chemical dopamine, we feel lusty which makes us excited and feel good for some moments. Dopamine also gets released when people take drugs or do something that makes them happy. During this phase, we might not feel an immediate attraction to someone. Lust could be the initial stage of getting involved in love with someone. The feel of lust is basically instigated by the sexual hormones within the body.
Stage 2: Attraction
This is the phase when a person actually starts to feel the love. His or her impatience for attracting somebody leads to excitement, and the individual is left with no other option but to only think about that specific person. In this stage, the brain sends off chemicals that are related to adrenaline and combined with the good feelings of dopamine, can make for a potent cocktail that makes us feel even more motivated to pursue this specific person.
Stage 3: Attachment
When a person completed above two stages of love successfully, then bonding between two bodies becomes powerful. This powerful bonding called attachment. Attachment is a bond helping the couple to take their relationship to advanced levels. By releasing oxytocin hormone person formulates the depth of love and forges the attachment with the partner
Article By: Dr. Himani