Scientists, in their quest to find answers to all love related questions, have come up with really surprising conclusions. Common myths have been debunked and we have to accept and use more and more new information about relationships. Sometimes scientists’ tips are really useful and help us find love or help us save our relationships from a breakup.
We have found 7 new psychological studies that are useful for those who want to understand what love is.
Everything depends on the first kiss.
A study conducted by the University of Oxford has revealed that the initial kiss may be used to evaluate aspects of a potential man’s or woman’s suitability. As a rule, kisses are considered to be really important when it comes to long-term relationships (especially, for women).
The results have shown that the initial hypothesis stating that the primary function of kissing is to elevate levels of arousal is actually wrong.
People who’ve been living with each other for more than 25 years develop similar facial features.
Scientists from the University of Michigan have studied the convergence in the physical appearance of spouses. The results show that after 25 years together, there’s an increase in apparent similarity. What’s more, an increase in resemblance was associated with greater reported marital happiness.
Among the explanations of this phenomenon that were examined, one based on a theory of emotional efference emerged as promising. This theory assumes that emotional processes produce vascular changes that are regulated by facial musculature.