Wonder no more, science has found the proof that true love does exist. The only catch? Only 10% of population experience it. Now, in my humble opinion, I think we all have the chance to get that true love, we just have to settle for the best and nothing less than that. However, I know, craps in life happen and things might not turn out as we wish. This article is purely for you to draw your own opinion. I offer hope for skepticists out there doubting the existence of true love.
"A team from Stony Brook University in New York scanned the brains of couples who had been together for 20 years and compared them with those of new lovers. They found that about one in 10 of the mature couples exhibited the same chemical reactions when shown photographs of their loved ones as people commonly do in the early stages of a relationship.
Previous research suggested that the first stages of romantic love, a rollercoaster ride of mood swings and obsessions that psychologists call limerence, start to fade within 15 months. After 10 years the chemical tide has ebbed away.
The researchers nicknamed the couples “swans” because they have similar mental “love maps” to animals that mate for life such as swans, voles and grey foxes.
The reactions of the swans to pictures of their beloved were identified on MRI brain scans as a burst of pleasure-producing dopamine more commonly seen in couples who are gripped in the first flush of lust." Read full article at the source cited below.
Make us jealous of the swans for "their relationships are intense and sexually active, too, without many of the downsides of first love", doesn't it? Well, at least feel lucky to have found love. May all of us find the true love we dream about. Best wishes-- :)