Just One Year  

_CoffeeNoCream_ 52F
6527 posts
12/1/2005 12:12 am

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Just One Year

Your heartbeat accelerates, you have butterflies in the stomach, you feel euphoric and a bit silly. It's all part of falling passionately in love -- and scientists now tell us the feeling won't last more than a year.

The powerful emotions that bowl over new lovers are triggered by a molecule known as nerve growth factor (NGF), according to Pavia University researchers.

The Italian scientists found far higher levels of NGF in the blood of 58 people who had recently fallen madly in love than in that of a group of singles and people in long-term relationships.

But after a year with the same lover, the quantity of the 'love molecule' in their blood had fallen to the same level as that of the other groups..

Hmmmmm...when even your molecules are working against monogamy, you have to wonder just how monogamous humans were ever meant to be

liefs Coffee

dutchpete 54M
563 posts
12/1/2005 1:28 am

It looks like we are heading for a new vitalising drug in the near future. An aphrodisia but in what kind of color ?

Will it be blue like some of the hardeners ?
Or should we focus on the red, being the color of love ?

Am also curious about the scientific graphs showing the peak levels of the molecule. And maybe we can develop a simple measuring device which the partners can use to identify exactly when the levels are dropping.

During a small fitness session a quick scan and then 'Sorry dear, your NGF has dropped a second time in a row now, bye'

leyndokona2 49F

12/1/2005 2:15 am

I read about that one and was going to write a blog about it! Lately my NGF has been dangerously high and seams like it's gonna stay that way.

Efilnikufecin69 47M

12/1/2005 3:25 am

Monogamous? Humans? No way! I don't care how much you try, even the Pope gives in to temptation.

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ByteChaser2 52M

12/1/2005 7:38 am

Not even goin there...

interested13563 53M
2557 posts
12/1/2005 10:31 am

Finally science has the means to explain some of the human
behavior. Those finding if confirmed and analyzed further
may have profound philosophical consequences as well as
practical applications.

Erik_Bloodaxe 56M

12/1/2005 11:00 am

Coffee. I am mad. There is a gene for everything apparently. No doubt there will be a blog gene.....or an on-line chat gene.

Erik (Seething of Tunbridge Wells) Bloodaxe

rm_goddess1946 106F
13518 posts
12/1/2005 11:40 am

Monogamy is a choice...nothing natural about it as we were created...
methinks. Meknows that the love bug is a healthy one, however...

Just a little food for thought.............
If you really want to be happy, nobody can stop you...

Green_Tea_Boy 50M
1064 posts
12/1/2005 8:00 pm

wonders if I can get injections?


rm_1hotwahine 63F
21091 posts
12/1/2005 11:11 pm

Yeah, I think we're in the process of evolving out of monogamy, but not quite over the hump of evolution (I do believe that, but couldn'nt resist the pun). We're like in the adolescence of that evolution -- all gawky and weird and emotional about it.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]

craic111000 58M
29 posts
12/1/2005 11:12 pm

That could help a lot of people. If they accept that their partner, while being socially and emotionally monogomous, is chemically driven to serial monogomy they may be able to forgive their partner's "Window Shopping".

Comment like "You were looking at the woman's butt!!!" or "You seem to be gving him the eye!!!" can be met with the honest reply of "Yes dear. I can't help it. It is a chemical imperative."

_CoffeeNoCream_ 52F

12/5/2005 1:55 am

Let me recheck them, Nipa

redmustang91 57M  
8605 posts
12/7/2005 11:37 am

All mammals studied, with perhaps two exceptions, are not monagamous. Humans and primates never were and never are. We just lie hypocritically a lot! 80% of men and 60% of woman admit to affairs. The rest are ugly, or lie! DNA tests show lots of cheating!

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