Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. - Lao Tzu.
Researchers indicate the desire for a romantic connection results from the flow of oxytocin in the brain. Levels of this chemical rise when couples watch romantic movies, hug, or hold hands. This leads to even more loving behavior.
Relatives of the mouse and prairie voles injected with oxytocin pair much faster than usual. In human behavior, couples bond to certain characteristics in each other. For this reason some individuals become attracted to the same type of man or woman repeatedly.
Those in love become entwined in each other's emotional (limbic) center of the brain. As a result, each one physically exists in the nerve-cell pathways and brain synapses of the other.
Celebrate with your Valentine's brain.
Use sensory imagery to describe the feelings of being in love. Is infatuation a drawing done in chalk but true love an oil painting of vibrance and colors? How do you react to sound, scent, and visual cues sent by your romantic connection? What are three characteristics you require beyond the chemistry?
Love looks not with eyes, but with the mind. - William Shakespeare