1. Generates happiness: There’s a good scientific reason why you feel that rush of excitement and infinite levels of happiness when you’re in love. It’s because of a release of hormones called Dopamine, which is the chemical that gives the brain energy, motivation, and a feel-good rush.
Falling or being in love creates a surge of dopamine that gives you a pleasurable, over-the-moon, on-top-of-the-world feeling. Such excitement of love and euphoria are known to keep you happy and elated that makes you enjoy the moments shared with your partner.
2. Reduces stress: Kiss your stresses away with your loved one. As its name suggests, the “cuddle hormone” or “love hormone”, Oxytocin, is released when there are physical acts of affection like a cuddle, caress or a kiss.
In a study conducted at the University of Zurich, Oxytocin was shown to lower the ‘stress’ hormone cortisol and regulate interpersonal relationships in a positive way. Apart from building trust and intimacy, the hormone is also known to lower blood pressure and acts as an effective sedative.
3. Improves alertness: Remember the restaurant where you had your first date? How about what your partner was wearing on that special day? One reason why you are able to recall such level of detail is because when you’re in love, the hormonal rush in your brain increases your level of alertness. You become more receptive to learn things from those around you, expanding your knowledge of the world. Interestingly, this increased awareness can be harnessed further with creativity and possibly nurture better communication – thus improving the quality of your relationship.