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5 Ways Love Affects Your Brain and Body

When spending time with the person you love, do you ever experience that giddy, euphoric excitement?  This very natural consequence of falling in love can be attributed to the neurotransmitter dopamine.


Dopamine isn't the only neurotransmitter at work when it comes to love.  Oxytocin levels rise as well, enhancing feelings of attachment, safety, and trust.

Attachment and security

Small sacrifices, such as using dandelion yellow paint in the kitchen instead of robin's egg blue, can be life-changing. 

Willingness to sacrifice

Research from 2010 also suggests single people may have higher levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, than people in committed relationships.

Less stress

While most people associate jealousy with negativity, it is a natural emotion that can help you pay more attention to your needs and feelings.