Your heart skips a beat, there is an extra spring in your step, and somehow you just can’t get that special someone off your mind. That one of a kind moment that you realize your deeper-than-friendship feelings for that special someone is something truly unmatchable. Relationships are a beautiful thing, allowing us to open ourselves and our lives to somebody who we feel enhances who we are. Though they often have their ups and downs, it is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all…right?
Love and relationships: prominent factors in our young lives…but related to science? Of course!
A BBC Article I read recently provides some very interesting scientific background about love and relationships. It suggests that falling in love is broken down into three main stages: lust, attraction, and attachment. Each stage is outlined with the hormones that are produced in excess during that specific time. A very fascinating portion of the article talks about how teenagers (that’s us!) may even experience these stages to be much stronger due to the increase in hormonal activity at this faaaabulous time in our lives.
While I definitely do agree with the information presented in the article, I feel like it reduces the glory of falling in love to a scientific process. Isn’t there so much more to it? Or is love really just chemical reactions in our body that signal to us who that special someone is? What do you think about love, is it merely science or is it something far beyond the realm of experiments and labs?