According to CNN Health, falling in love can have some serious effects on your body.
Researchers from Rutgers University said, “fall in real love is much like the sensation of feeling addicted to drugs with the release of euphoria, including brain chemicals like dopamine, oxytocin, adrenaline, and vasopressin.”
The effects of Oxytocin are also similar to that of alcohol, releasing fears and inhibitions.
But how does your body know if it’s really love you’re feeling, and not just lust?
A lot of relationships begin with lust, and physical attraction is certainly an important part of a relationship, but how do you know when there’s something more – when you’re fall in love?
According to Psychology Today, there are 8 questions you can ask yourself to help decipher your feelings.
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However, all the questions and research in the world can’t give you the answer you’re looking for, because ultimately, you are the only person who can tell you whether you are falling in love or not.
You can’t always choose who you fall in love with – it may be unexpected, sometimes even unwanted, but the first step is to acknowledge your feelings, and then you can figure out how you want to act on them.
If you never put yourself out there and take a chance, chances are you’ll never experience falling in love.