The brain gets a similar ‘hit’ from love as it does from a small dose of cocaine.The results showed that some strikingly similar brain networks were activated by love and sexual desire.
According to a study conducted in 2009 with a national sample of 4,002 adults, 22% said they had met on the Internet; making the Internet the premier way to find a partner, after meeting through friends.Love is built on top of these circuits, with one key area of difference being in the striatum.This area of the brain is typically associated with the balance between higher- and lower-level functions.~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry From the initial moment of attraction to growing old together, here are 10 psychology studies that all lovers should know.It takes a fifth-of-a-second for the euphoria-inducing chemicals to start acting on the brain when you are looking at that special someone.Finkel, along with four other co-authors, reviewed over 400 psychological studies in their 64-page analysis.The scope of the article covers general sites like Match and Ok Cupid, as well as niche sites, family matchmaker sites like Kizmeet, video/virtual dating sites like Woo Me, self-report algorithm sites like e Harmony, websites like Scientific Match and even mobile dating apps such as Zoosk and Badoo.Today, nearly half of the public knows someone who uses online dating or who has met a spouse or partner via online dating – and attitudes toward online dating have grown progressively more positive.To be sure, many people remain puzzled that someone would want to find a romantic partner online – 23% of Americans agree with the statement that “people who use online dating sites are desperate” – but in general it is much more culturally acceptable than it was a decade ago. And they certainly don't want to prowl smoky bars waiting to be picked up and/or rejected" AXE, known coast-to-coast for their dating game expertise, came up with the idea of finding "America's Best and Worst Cities for Dating," using 24 distinct criteria including, among others: population density, percentage of singles, frequency of hooking up, dating venues such as coffee shops, bars, and intimate apparel stores and flowers and jewelry bought as gifts. In the last year, this reporter has received dozens of complaints and pleas for help from singles ranging in age from early 20s to late 60s. They want to meet someone special but don't know how to do it or where to go.