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Love’s first blush fading? Lost that loving feeling? Love is not all around?
Sick of cliches?
Take heart, scientists have discovered that people can have a love that lasts a lifetime.
Using brain scans, researchers at Stony Brook University in New York have discovered a small number of couples respond with as much passion after 20 years together as most people only do during the early throes of romance, Britain’s Sunday Times newspaper reported.
The researchers had apparently scanned the brains of couples together for 20 years and compared them with results from new lovers.
About 10 percent of the mature couples had the same chemical reactions when shown photographs of their loved ones as those just starting out.
Previous research has suggested that the first stages of romantic love fade within 15 months and after 10 years it has gone completely, the newspaper said.
“The findings go against the traditional view of romance — that it drops off sharply in the first decade — but we are sure it’s real,” said Arthur Aron, a psychologist at Stony Brook, told the Sunday Times.
Interesting, isn’t it?
5 Responses to “Scientists: True love can last a lifetime”
Natalie Chew Says:
June 2nd, 2009 at 2:00 am
LOL! Interesting research done. It would be nice to have this feeling with the right person. Haha! Hopefully, don’t end up like the man in the pic
June 2nd, 2009 at 10:47 pm
I guess he forgot to trade-in his clothing as well
t witt Says:
August 25th, 2010 at 6:34 am
True love is being able to give of ones self completely to better the lives of all people within our close circle of friends, family and community both locally and globally. How this is done can vary widely and in an infinite number of ways, but why it is done can not. We do it because that is the deepest meaning of love.But first you must care about your self at least enough to maintain good health so you can be strong enough to give all you can.Second you need to seek people who believe in you and your cause. Third take the action that is necessary to accomplish your goal. Nobody said it was going to be easy, but there is strength in numbers. I would wish you success in your mission to love!
Taufiq Khalid Says:
January 16th, 2011 at 3:48 pm
Later today, I am going to write that True Love is accepting someone wholly without understanding him/her completely.
I like your blog. Permission to link?
Have a wonderful Sunday, mon ami.
Salams from Malaysia.
January 16th, 2011 at 11:13 pm
Yes you can Taufiq!
Thanks for linking btw
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