Who Knew??? Crazy Love Facts...  

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5/21/2006 10:40 am

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Who Knew??? Crazy Love Facts...

What is a girl to do on a lazy Sunday morning? I decided early to surf the net, but only after I had showered. So I'm sitting here in front of the computer with my hair in a towel and a satin short robe on (and nothing else) I decide to take in the joys of the erotic pleasures of the internet...


My sarcasm caught hold early on with the first article I found... do I need to say more?

The article...

Who knew? Crazy love facts

Wait till you hear the fascinating facts scientists have uncovered about how and why we humans fall in love. Oh goody, I can't wait! *reads on with anticipation*

The secret to a romantic night is… Damn! I knew there was a secret to it!

So it’s date night and you want to set the mood for romance…what’s the right plan to make? Interestingly, you should go to a movie, but not any old flick. If you want kisses after the credits roll, then a romantic chick flick should be your choice, according to a recent study by the University of Michigan. A chick flick. Ewww! Give me a porn any day! Researchers reached this conclusion after testing the hormone levels of three different groups of men and women who were shown a variety of movies. Did they test porn too? I think not or that would be #1. One group watched a romantic scene from The Bridges of Madison County, a second viewed a violent portion of The Godfather: Part II, and a third was shown a documentary on the Amazon rainforest. While the viewers watching the rainforest footage experienced no hormonal changes, researchers found that The Bridges of Madison County caused a surge in both men’s and women’s levels of progesterone, a hormone that triggers the urge to cuddle. “Progesterone is known to have anxiety-reducing, soothing effects,” explains Oliver C. Schultheiss, associate professor of psychology at the University of Michigan and co-author of the study. In this way, progesterone can pave the way for romance and help couples bond, he says. I'm going to stick to the porn. How about you guys?

Should you wed the first person you fall for? OMG... I hope not!
How many people should you wine and dine before you can feel confident enough to say you’ve met your one and only? Believe it or not, mathematics has the answer: A dozen. “Check out and reject 12 people, then pick the next best that comes along, and you’re likely to have a very good match on your hands,” says Clio Cresswell, a mathematician and author of Mathematics and Sex. I need to get that book! I love math 1+1 That’s because when it comes to decision-making, formulas reveal that your chances of picking the right answer improve as you expose yourself to more options. Or you're just desperate by the time #13 comes alone you'll settle for anything! But there does come a point when you are over-researching: If you date and reject 30 or more potential mates, “you've probably met someone that you could possibly have been more than happy with, and passed them over,’ notes Cresswell. Or you've had sex with all of them and satisfied your burning desire. God, how I love having no strings attached.

The best time to bond *giggles* I think I know!
Many people agree with John Gray–men are from Mars, and women from Venus. However, a new study suggests that there is a brief time in our dating lives when men and women are pretty much from the same planet. It's when we first fall in love. LOL... LMAO... ROFLMAO... that's because we are all stupid when love takes over! Our logic is totally gone! For this, you can thank your hormones, which, researchers from the University of Pisa in Italy found out, fluctuate like mad when a new relationship blooms. Damn hormones! Now I know I wonder if there is something I can take to stop them buggers! When guys are smitten, they experience a drop in their body’s levels of testosterone, a hormone linked to aggressive, sometimes domineering behavior. Meanwhile, love-struck women get a testosterone boost. *speechless* Men become women... women become men! Who would have thought! All this time I thought it was because we were all horny.

“Men, in some way, become more like women, and women become like men,” researcher Donatella Marazziti explained. And there’s a very good reason for this hormonal gender-bending: We’re more likely to have a rapport with someone who shares our personality traits. *giggles* The poor man who is like me... well... maybe he's the lucky one... we would have loads of SEX! This blissful, two-peas-in-a-pod feeling doesn’t last forever, though. I KNEW IT!!! When researchers tested subjects one year later, they found that men’s and women’s testosterone levels had diverged and returned to their pre-relationship levels. So many things I could say about this... 'the honeymoon is over'... 'reality hit home'... 'I told you all that love wasn't real.'... so on and so on...

Is it lust or love?
If you’re swooning over your new sweetie, you may think you’re deeply in love. [colro blue] Nope I know the facts... it's pure lust! I just want sex, please. Friends, however, may say, “You’re just in lust.” Who’s right? They are! Researchers have recently found evidence that people can distinguish between true romance and plain old sexual attraction. For the study, scientists performed MRIs on men and women as they looked upon photos of the person they were in love with and photos of acquaintances (both attractive and less attractive ones). The results showed that the two sets of photos affected the brain very differently: Photos of loved ones triggered more activity on the right side of the brain (an area associated with romantic emotions) than did the other photos; photos of extremely attractive people triggered more activity on the left side of the brain (a hotbed for sexual urges) than did the photos of subjects’ beloveds. My left side of my head hurts when I'm here on AdultFriendFinder... now I know why!

What this suggests, says study author Arthur Aron, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at the State University of New York-Stony Brook, is that the emotions of love and lust are more distinct than we think, and that people can indeed discriminate between the two. Tell that to your cynical friends! They know I lust, thank you very much!

And your soul mate’s name is… Is he good in bed?
Would you choose a romantic partner because his or her name sounds like yours or because you share the same initials? Scoff all you like, but a new study suggests people do just that. And they're like 13 too! When a team of researchers led by John T. Jones, Ph.D., of the United States Military Academy checked out marriage records stretching back to the 1800s, they found a significant number of couples in which the woman’s maiden name began with the same letter as the man’s surname. Come on this is stretching it! To further test the research, the team conducted an experiment in which male college students were first asked to write about a flaw of theirs (we’ll explain why in a minute). Then they were asked to evaluate women’s personal ads in which the full first name and first three letters of their last name were listed. Subjects, it turns out, were especially drawn to profiles in which the names resembled their own. And it's a know fact that men don't mature as fast as women. Girls do this in grade school. I'm sorry guys, but it's true!

Why, exactly, do matching monikers prove so magnetic? Because they have nothing else in common? In a nutshell, because people tend to have a positive association with their own name–and this need for familiarity increases when people are under stress or forced to dwell on their shortcomings. “Especially when they’re anxious, people may gravitate toward self-relevant symbols,” Jones explained. “We think there’s something about these symbols that makes people feel more secure.” Added bonus: If you two last for the long haul, you sure can save on monogramming costs. If any of you buy that I have this bridge I would like to sell...

Reported by Judy Dutton, Lisa Cericola, Elise Nersesian, Jessica Brown, and Laura Schaefer.

digdug41 49M

5/21/2006 11:26 am

Interesting, I dont know I've been married to long to give an in depth comment but again it was intereting cyalater beautiful

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5/21/2006 5:09 pm

See [post 262297] for the best opinionated viewpoint on chick flicks I have ever seen. I miss giasine's always different viewpoint on things and I hope she returns to contributing that viwpoint here again soon.


elysianpleasure 47M

5/21/2006 9:20 pm

I am with you on the porn flick...

goodguysneedit2 56M

5/22/2006 5:39 am

Good read...LOL

I don't have to have a porn flick, but I do love something with some sexual intensity within a good R movie...maybe something that takes you by surprise or the tension has been building towards in the movie.

Chik-fliks generally have a tendency to trick me into painting my walls pink and then spending the rest of the day tending to a barf bag...lol

I'm a rather sensitive guy, really... but chik-fliks are lethal sometimes.

Honestly...as long as we are on the same wave-length, the fact we are in a darkened room surrounded by people is reason enough to see how much you can get away with. To hell with the movie!

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