Smitten? It's good for you! Scientists say the reckless behaviour that comes from being in love can actually benefit couples
From the grandmother who falls head-over-heels with her Mediterranean hotel waiter to the aid worker who’s set to marry her migrant beau from The Jungle camp in Calais, the tale is a familiar one.
Now scientists have discovered the reason why so many seemingly strait-laced women end up eloping with exotic lovers – and why Shirley Valentine-style relationships so often ultimately fail.
Kissing, cuddling and falling in love raise levels of the hormone oxytocin, which stimulates the reward mechanism in the brain.
But researchers have found that it also encourages people – particularly those... read more
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