What Happens to Your Body When You Fall in Love
It’s fair to say that emotional roller-coaster we feel on the outside when we fall in love is actively taking place on the inside of us, too, but hey, that’s what makes it fun. Here's what happens to the body when we fall in love.
Falling in love can be fun but it also affects our health in many ways we may not even realize. Our brains are one of the most powerful organs in our bodies. Before our bodies can catch up and realize what we are feeling and why, our brain has already triggered the responses and the chemicals are released causing our bodies to respond.
You know you're in love when you have butterflies in your stomach just by the thought of your significant other. Sometimes we get sweaty palms, our hearts may race a bit, our face gets flushed. With the way our bodies respond to falling in love, you would think the object of our infatuation would be able to tell. Thankfully these signs are subtle. Feel-good chemicals such as dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin are released and here of the ways our bodies react.
Infatuation happens in the earlier stages of falling in love. We say their name all throughout the day, we dream about them at night and here is why. Infatuation is a result of hormones being released. When the serotonin chemical drops in the brain, it causes a boost in your feelings of infatuation.
We want to be with the person we love all the time. The bonding chemical is known as oxytocin. This chemical relaxes and bonds couples together when partaking in intimate activity. Whether it's holding hands, kissing or hugging, that warm and fuzzy feeling is from the release of oxytocin.
Lastly, being in love can cause slight feelings of stress as well. Norepinephrine increases the heart rate causing you to feel warm or even flustered when your person of interest is near. Falling in love may overtake your mind and body, but if you asked, most people would say they would not want it any other way!