It is true what they say, love is actually a drug. Love has been shown to prevent pain, last decades, and even cause silly behavior (Barber). Chemistry is to blame for all these reactions but research is still being done to get a full look into the mind of someone in love (Barber).
It is still unknown if humans are naturally meant to be monogamous but “married couples are addicted to each others company and spend so much time together that it limits their opportunities for relationships with other people they find sexually attractive” (Barber). The chemicals in our brain do wonders attracting us to others, creating butterflies and establishing bonds (Newman, 10). Limited research is available on love in the online realm but various studies have shown that it is equally as emotion filled (Simply Zesty).
No need to worry though if you are not one of those local, lucky people to find their brains overcome with this love drug. The Daily Beast ranked Washington, D.C. No. 10 among the “Best Cities to Find a Date in 2012” (DailyBeast.com). Glamour magazine also found that “86.7 percent of District women interviewed are happy with their dating lives” (DCist.com). This survey was a partnership with Match.com dating service, proving that local online daters are finding love over the internet (DCist.com). If anything was learned through this blog, it’s that online relationships spark the same feelings felt offline (Simply Zesty). Our brains are hardwired to adapt to social networking’s ability to connect us with anyone, anywhere. It’s human nature to bond and form relationships and with modern social networking, the chemical process of love is limitless.
Barber, Nigel. “Monogamy Is Social Not Sexual.” The Human Beast. Psychology Today, 27 July 2010. Web. 19 Apr. 2012. <http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-human-beast/201007/monogamy-is-social-not-sexual>.
“Best Cities to Find a Date in 2012, From Atlanta to Boston.” The Daily Beast. Newsweek. Web. 19 Apr. 2012. <http://www.thedailybeast.com/galleries/2011/12/26/best-cities-to-find-a-date-in-2012-from-atlanta-to-boston-photos.html>.
“Magazine Survey Says Single Women Are Happiest in D.C.” DCist. 8 Mar. 2012. Web. 19 Apr. 2012. <http://dcist.com/2012/03/dc_single_women_the_happiest.php>.
Newman, Judith. “The Science of Love.” Parade 12 Feb. 2012: 8+. Print.
“Why Your Internet Addiction Is Simply Biological.” Simply Zesty. 25 Aug. 2011. Web. 21 Mar. 2012. <http://www.simplyzesty.com/technology/the-science-behind-your-internet-addiction/>.
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