Mmmmmmluvvvvvvvvvvvy stuff…

a-loveYes, 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.
No comment.

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?

(H/T:  MSN)


11 thoughts on “Mmmmmmluvvvvvvvvvvvy stuff…

  1. Well, a couple thoughts spring to mind.

    #2. Not all feminist women are man-haters, and you do not have to be female to be a feminist. Feminism in actuality means wanting equality, not wanting to be treated better. In that sense, though I’m a man, I am also a feminist. Along the same lines, being in a relationship (at all) should not have anyone subservient to anyone else. That’s not emotionally or psychologically healthy, regardless of what the Bible says. Relationships that will last are give and take.

    #10. My woman has prioritized it like this: Me first, the cake for after. I can certainly deal with that.

  2. 1. What if you’re kissing someone else wife in the morning? I suspect the lifespan is shortened by more than five years.

    2. This is a symptom of the emasculation of the American male. These mommy’s boys want to be looked after by a strong woman. Then they vote for the Nanny State.

    5. Philadelphia is the city of brotherly love after all. I wonder if Sen. Larry Craig…

    6. A man’s “beard” grows? Is that what women are calling it now days?

    10. Yeah. In non-medical terms it’s called porn and lust.

  3. I’m wayyyy stronger willed than my husband. I wouldn’t say he’s submissive and he sure isn’t a wussy, but he pretty much lets what I say rule. Maybe he just agrees with me that much, don’t know for sure.

    All men go around anticipating sex all the time, don’t they? They should all be sporting ZZ Top beards probably.

    I’m not a romantic person by nature, but our life could use a small touch of it. Nearly 14 years has bred familiarity. We rarely kiss, so that should tell you more than you wanted to know.

  4. AJ
    Submissive doesn’t mean servile or subservient…the Bible is routinely misread and misquoted out of its true context. (It also says in the Bible that a woman is to not be contentious.)

    I’m surrounded by the banshee type of feminists, so I go by my own experiences, because that’s all I have.

    I prefer a nap, well, if I were to have good reason.

    Yeah, I’d say a guys’ life would be shortened big time. Don’t even get me started on the cheating shenanigans…it stokes my fire.

    And silly me wants men to be men. Not aloof and cold-hearted, but leaders in a compassionate and godly way. I’m such a dreamer.

    Have you been to Philly?

    That’s what I’m saying.

    Well, as for the romance…takes two….it don’t just happen by itself. 🙂

    There’s having a will and having a voice, and then there is beating a guy over the head. I had an aunt like that and my uncle had no say in much. He seemed kind of lost in his last years. My grandmom was the same way…my grandpop spent a lot of time at the local tavern.

  5. I guess my hubby basically agrees with most of the way I think and what I say. He hangs out here more than I want him to sometimes- he needs a hobby. 😉

    And I know what you mean- seen couples like that before. You can definitely tell who wears the athletic support in those families. 😀

    Hardcore “feminists” piss me off. Somewhere along the way, they lost sight of the purpose of feminism being equal pay for equal work and equal treatment. They pitched manners, common decency and good traditions right out the door. I feel for guys really. I’m sure they never know whether to be decent and open doors or comment on someone looking nice for fear of having their heads ripped off and shoved down their necks.

  6. Among the feminists that I’ve met, who opens the door basically depends on who gets there first. I guess it’s sort of a generational gap. I hang around with a bunch of (very) butch lesbians (the most frequently stereotyped as feminazis). I guess just taking people as individuals would be the biggest thing, to them, anyway.

    Most of the man-hating has died out of the movement, at least amongst those my age. (I’m 20)

  7. Snigs
    I agree.

    I work with men who aren’t afraid to give a compliment. It is nice, because not many men do so. It matters what men think. To not acknowledge that would be dishonest of me.

    I’m 40, and at the risk of sounding like an old fart…you’ve got some experiencing to do. I wasn’t around the ardent folk until I went to college and then began work in my profession (late twenties). Many (not all) see men as enemies and as a hassle.

    However, of course, this is not the point of my post. I was really just trying to have fun.

  8. Oh, I know you weren’t trying to be argumentative. I was doing some friendly almost-trolling. I like getting discussions started, because I’m still young enough to be an idealist, and thought I’d savor it. 🙂

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