Yes, I’m going to saturate my blog in love this week. I should be a twitching, drooling mess by Wednesday.
I decided to find some fun facts about love. I found a list of 25 at MSN, but I’ll only list 10. I might break out into hives if I list more.
1. Men who kiss their wives in the morning live five years longer than those who don’t.
You know what guys–that beats taking vitamins. So, remember to kiss your lovely wives.
2. Feminist women are more likely than other females to be in a romantic relationship.
Well, that’s what I’m doing wrong. I need to be a demanding wanker, stop shaving my armpits and legs, and I need to shriek like a banshee about every little thing I think is unfair. Dang. (Do you agree with this one?) They must know how to pound men into submission, which is something I’ll never learn to do…not Biblical.
3. The oldest known love song was written 4,000 years ago and comes from an area between the Tirgris and Euphrates Rivers.
Here is a line from the lyrics: “I saw you through the papyrus./I wanted to give you my words of love written on the finest tablet of hardened mud./But you left with your nomadic tribe and I never saw your eyes through the slits of your veil ever again.”
4. People who are newly in love produce decreased levels of the hormone serotonin — as low as levels seen in people with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Perhaps that’s why it’s so easy to feel obsessed when you’re smitten.
5. Philadelphia International Airport finished as the No. 1 best airport for making a love connection, according to an online survey.
Holy crap! That’s down the road from me! For what grand invitation am I waiting?
6. A man’s beard grows fastest when he anticipates sex.
I don’t know what to say about this, but I will now be analyzing beards. I wonder if that’s why some women like facial hair. I especially like the scruff kind of facial hair…scruff into goatee…maybe it is an overall hormonal thing. Hmmm….
7. Every Valentine’s Day, Verona, the Italian city where Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet took place, receives around 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet.
Yeah…that’s kind of dumb and cute at the same time.
8. Familiarity breeds comfort and closeness … and romance.
Then why do so many people tell me the opposite? I think they are afraid to admit how much they really love their significant others. Wusses.
9. Two-thirds of people report that they fall in love with someone they’ve known for some time vs. someone that they just met.
I’d have to say that’s true for me; although, I just don’t go around falling in love, either. I don’t trust people and I’m pretty guarded. However, when I fall, it is someone that I’ve taken some time to get to know.
10. Brain scans show that people who view photos of a beloved experience an activation of the caudate — the part of the brain involving cravings.
Now, I wonder which would get more of a “cravings” response: the beloved other, or a piece of chocolate fudge cake? What?