Butterflies and love and dating dating a nerd
The research gives a comprehensive list of the symptoms of what are dubbed the five stages of love.Symptoms of the first state – known as "butterflies" – include a dramatic increase in libido, a drop in weight and an overall lack of productivity.Biologically, vasopressin - a powerful hormone released by men and women during orgasm - is released to strengthen feelings of attachment between partners whilst oxytocin - a hormone released during childbirth - deepens the mutual feelings of attachment.While all five stages are intricately and clearly defined, researchers have noted that life events can impact an individual's progression.The full breakdown of stages and symptoms, as mapped out during the e Harmony study: Stage 1.Butterflies - heady mix of infatuation and attraction (two per cent) * Weight loss * Lack of productivity * Rise in libido - following release of sex hormones testosterone and oestrogen Stage 2.
When everything slows down and you’ve just become comfortable together.
Finally comes "stability" where levels of trust and intimacy reach their deepest point.
More than half of all Britons in love are residing comfortably in stage five.
Building - getting to know your partner inside out (three per cent) * Lack of sleep * Decreased attention span * 'Happy anxiety' - as a result of the release of monoamines Stage 3.
Assimilation - negotiating a future together (10 per cent) * Increase in stress levels Stage 4.
Honesty - complete openness (21 per cent) * Feelings of doubt and vulnerability Stage 5.