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Falling In Love: The Chemical Changes

Updated on April 8, 2016
A couple of candy hearts surrounded by cinnamon hearts.
A couple of candy hearts surrounded by cinnamon hearts. | Source

Love: One of Life's Most Amazing Natural Highs.

Believe if you will that falling in love is controlled by the random act of a little fellow in a diaper as he flies aimlessly throughout the world shooting arrows at those around him.

Just know that you can run from it but you can't hide and that once you are infected there is no means of erasing the fact that you are indeed in love.

The emotions which we experience when we are falling in love are almost enough to set off fireworks. Love is a powerful emotion and one which most of us will luckily have the pleasure to experience at some point in our lives. Love knows no boundaries and it will infect anyone regardless of one's race, stature, age or intelligence.

Love is possibly one of the most powerful natural drugs available for us to experience. It is raw emotion at it's best and it is out there trying to find you.

Falling in love sets off a chemical reaction in your brain that can last upwards to two years. That is one wonderful emotional high.

Newly married couple
Newly married couple
Flower bouquet
Flower bouquet

Love changes your emotional chemistry.

The symptoms of a cold last between seven and fourteen days and although a cold may be annoying, it turns out that it may actually be an easy disease course compared to falling in love.

Love will take you approximately a year, and maybe even two, to recover from. The physical symptoms that love imposes on your body last much longer than a bad case of the flu.

Love attacks the brain and its ability to maintain rational thought, so count on being emotionally unstable, or in layman's terms an emotional wreck, for at least a year after your initial exposure. Be aware that these symptoms can last upwards and well into the three year time period.

There are no known treatments or cures for love and even chicken soup won't help to alleviate any of its symptoms. So crawl into bed and pull the blankets up over your head if you like, but if cupid has shot his little arrow in your direction then sooner or later you are going to find a silly little grin plastered across your face and you will have to acknowledge the fact that you've been struck by love.

As you fall deeper and deeper into the complex state of disrepair known simply as love your brain begins releasing a host of dizzying chemicals into your system and one by one it is these chemical messages that force you to exist in a new state of heightened reality.

It is a little protein molecule in your brain which is suspected to be partially accountable for the unnerving physical changes that you experience as you fall in love. Known simply as "nerve growth factor" or NGF, this little protein experiences a rapid increase in numbers when you fall in love, and it remains proportionally high in your brain for approximately one year after the initial assault that love delivers to your body. For men or women falling in love these chemical changes are basically the same.

Keep in mind that finding someone is only the first step in developing a love relationship.

Why Him? Why Her?: How to Find and Keep Lasting Love
Why Him? Why Her?: How to Find and Keep Lasting Love

Why Him? Why Her? How to Find and Keep Lasting Love can help point you in the right direction for finding, and making, true love work. Finding love is only half the battle. Once you find it you have to know how to make that love last. A successful love relationship is indeed something that many of us need to learn how to succeed at.

 
Couple in love
Couple in love

A loving relationship can make us feel like we are soaring off to heaven.

When we fall in love our brain releases a number of feel good chemicals that send us rocketing onto an emotional roller coaster ride.

A rush of dopamine gives us a feeling of pleasure while phenylethalimine increases that sensation into a feeling of pure bliss. Oxytocin heightens our sense of sexual arousal and feeling of intense emotional bonding. Norepinephrine increases the production of adrenaline which sets our heart beating faster.

We become irrational in our giddiness as these intense chemicals combine to send us on an emotional roller coaster of extreme emotional highs and lows.

Your heart may now beat faster, your palms sweat, and your hands and legs even tremble at the mere thought of your love interest. Being near the source of your infatuation sends you rocketing into heaven.

People in love are often seen glowing, grinning from ear to ear, or hop-skipping like a little kid might, and all these new mannerisms courtesy of the chemical changes occurring within that part of the body responsible for reasoning. Most of the chemicals released during the early phase of falling in love send feel good messages to the body, but this increase of chemical messaging in the brain can also often have the "love struck individual" riding an emotional roller coaster of uncontrollable highs, and lows.

When the one you have fallen in love with disappoints you it is this same chemical heightening of your emotions that can send you plummeting into feelings of worry and despair.

Dating is the process of sorting through to find the person that is right for you. Be patient it may take a few tries to get it right.

I love you candy hearts and seeing stars.
I love you candy hearts and seeing stars. | Source
Dancing couple
Dancing couple

But how do you find someone to fall in love with?

Couples are everywhere. Arm in arm, smiling at each other, and flirting with each other. Even when they are arguing with each other they look happier than you are standing there alone.

So how do you find someone? You haven't managed to stumble upon the next love of your life naturally and she hasn't managed to stumble onto you either.

You've tried the local singles club, internet dating sites, and an ad in the local paper and you are getting out and out right lonely. You've considered going out and howling at the next full moon to see if that draws in some attention but other than that brilliant idea you are left with the option of just sitting around sulking on those long lonely evenings.

If you want love. Then you have to believe in it. Believe in magic. Believe in your dreams, trust in your strengths, and cross your fingers for a little extra luck to help you out.

Sometimes finding that special someone to love can seem to be the hardest part of falling in love. Logically there are people out there who will match up with your personality, interests, and morality. So how do you find them?

Look at hunting for love like searching for a job. If you are not out there looking for a job then it is pretty unlikely that one is going to drop pleasantly into your lap as you sit at home watching television and munching on Cheetos.

The key to acquiring a job is to be dedicated in your search, to always be looking for the ideal position, to never give up, and to be willing to retrain if necessary for you to acquire the position you desire. When you seek employment you enter into a dedicated search for an employment position which is suitable to your skills. You search the newspaper daily, the employment office twice weekly, visit local businesses, search the Internet job postings, and keep a heads up for tips from your friends on any possible openings.

Well seeking love is just like looking for a job. You have to be out there actively looking for it. Love sometimes falls smack dab into your lap by accident but unfortunately that is not always the case. Go where you think the opposite sex with similar interests to you might be.

Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet | Source

Tips to help you find that someone special to fall in love with.

That special someone is out there waiting for you to find them. Read through these little love tips which will help you to find someone, and then get out there, and just do it. Find someone to fall in love with you.

1. Take a course, join a club, attend concerts, or sporting events. Just get out there and participating in events that you enjoy because just maybe the person that you are hoping to meet is also out there doing the same.

2. Ask friends if they know someone who they can introduce you to.

3. Browse the singles column in the local newspaper.

4. Place a singles ad in your local newspaper.

5. If there are singles events in your community attend them.

6. Attend your local church and community events.

7. Post a profile on a reputable Internet dating site. Keep an open mind, but also be wary, people who post on the Internet can pretend to be anyone they want to be. Make sure they are who they say they are before you put yourself in a vulnerable position with them. Safety first.

8. Take advantage of chance meetings in the supermarket, library, department store, or other areas. Use direct eye contact to show your interest. Be friendly.

9. Stop for coffee at a local cafe, and if they are willing, talk to the single people at the table next to you.

Where did you meet the person you love?

Where did you meet the person you love?

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The intense chemical reaction can have you walking on air, blowing kisses into the wind, and writing I love you in your food.

I love you spelled out in candy hearts.
I love you spelled out in candy hearts.
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Whispering angel. | Source

Taking an assertiveness training course may help you to find lasting love.

If you are too submissive or passive an individual then you may pass up opportunities to present yourself to someone that you are attracted to. If you are too aggressive of an individual than you can frighten away potential romantic partners. It takes a well balanced personality to successfully find and hold onto a successful love relationship.

Many of us were not raised to be assertive individuals so a little assertiveness training can go a long way to helping us become more confident, and content, within the many social situations we encounter each day.

It all adds up to you being much more content with who you are and how you acquire the things in life which you desire most. When it comes to finding love becoming a more assertive person may actually help you to find and keep true love. That sure makes it worth while to spend 15 to 30 minutes reading or listening to an assertiveness training course.

An assertive attitude can change your life.

Your Perfect Right: Assertiveness and Equality in Your Life and Relationships (9th Edition)
Your Perfect Right: Assertiveness and Equality in Your Life and Relationships (9th Edition)

Being assertive simply means knowing your rights as well as the rights of others, and being able to exist in harmony while applying both in an ideal balance. Assertiveness training teaches you how to get what you want without stepping on the rights of others or having them step on yours.

 
The face of loneliness
The face of loneliness

But What If Nobody Loves Me Back?

Sometimes love just doesn't work out the way that we hope or plan for it to. For those individuals who do fail at their attempt to find true love the heartache can seem devastating. They usually find themselves in that horrible emotional state of upheaval known as "heartbreak".

Don't panic. Everything will be okay in a little while. The chemical changes that your body undergoes falling out of love subside much quicker than the chemical changes associated with falling in love.

Although "broken heart syndrome" does exist and people can actually die from the adrenalin rush associated with a broken heart, suffering the ill feelings of a lost loved one is rarely fatal. Time will generally heal the wounds received from a disinterested love interest. This devastating event will pass by, you will recover, and you will go out once more to seek that wonderful emotion that we refer to so simply as love.

For those who are not lucky enough to have their love interest return their passion, well they usually recover within a matter of months, and then find themselves going on about their lives just as they had done previous to falling in love. That is until Cupid once again takes aim and sends his fully loaded little arrows flying in their direction one more time. Then you can duck or try to hide but that all encompassing phenomenon known as "love" is bound to find you once again.

To read more about "broken heart syndrome" visit: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/Press_releases/2005...

Kissing couple. Me and my guy sharing a kiss after a hike.
Kissing couple. Me and my guy sharing a kiss after a hike.
Newly married couple glowing in love.
Newly married couple glowing in love.

So this is where true love enters the picture

Fortunately most individuals who fall in love can look forward to some relief from their irrational emotional roller coaster ride with the passing of time.

The overpowering chemical messages being received by their infected brain do begin to lessen with the passing of time and they slowly relax back into a more normal state of mind.

The individuals involved then generally move onward into a more rational and relaxed love relationship with their chosen mate. We refer to this new phase of the relationship as a long term relationship, true love, or a lasting love.

Perhaps the aroma of home baked buns will lead love to you.

Home made cinnamon buns.
Home made cinnamon buns.
People are naturally attracted to food scents. Vanilla, chocolate, or the smell of fresh baked cinnamon buns?
People are naturally attracted to food scents. Vanilla, chocolate, or the smell of fresh baked cinnamon buns?

For a natural love spell recipe that works look in your kitchen cupboards.

Have you been wondering how you are going to find someone to love so you can get your booty nestled happily into a love relationship?

Well it turns out that many of the scents which attract us to one another can be found right in your very own kitchen cupboards.

So if you are looking for a love spell to attract that special someone to your side you may want to look into one of these fragrance options: Men fragrance yourself with chocolate, kiwi, or other light fruity scents and ladies fragrance your body with the scent of chocolate, vanilla, peppermint, cinnamon, fresh baked bread, roast meat, or cheese pizza.

According to research studies done by Chicago neurologist Alan Hirsch Ph.D. the scent which women found most sexually attractive was the natural fresh smell of a man's clean skin. This was most appealing when the man's sweat was also combined with fresh fruity scents. The scents which women found most appealing on men were very light scents, such as ocean breeze, kiwi, or a combination of baby powder and chocolate.

Men were most attracted to the scent of cinnamon buns, chocolate, vanilla, peppermint, roast meat and cheese pizza. (Sounds logical to me.)

Heart Surgery

He knew I was dying silently inside

He knew the chances were slim that I would survive.

I was tired of fighting - tired of trying

tired of hearing of my chances for survival.


I said "I don't care"

He said "You will"

I said "I don't want to"

he said "remember you once did"


Then he took the risk.

He examined my body - examined my brain

decided that I wasn't totally insane.

When he looked in my chest he found it empty and bare

My chest cavity empty ... my heart no longer there.


It took him awhile

he searched quite a time

Then he sighed and he smiled

and I saw into his mind.

With the softest touch and the lightest of thoughts

he reached into my being and pulled out a heart.


The heart did a couple of flippity floppity beats

He put his hand over mine

smiled and promised me

that now

everything would be fine.


I had to believe him for I had no choice

It was his heart loudly beating

that he called mine.

Copyright Lorelei Cohen

What do you think of the processes involved in falling in love?

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      Kiwisoutback 8 years ago from Massachusetts

      Ah, so your chemical explanation gives us some insight on why you see people on TV stuffing themselves with chocolates whenever they get dumped or depressed. Congratulations on your purple star, Squid Angel blessed!

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      Joan4 8 years ago

      Congratulations on that beautiful purple star! What a great lens celebrating one of life's happiest moments -- finding that special someone! And 50 years later, your lens made me smile! An angel blessing for you!

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      Achim Thiemermann 8 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Here's my love poem for you:

      Cupid made me

      act stupid.

      Often.

      Starry-eyed blessing for you. :-)

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      Lorelei Cohen 8 years ago from Canada

      Wow - thank you guys

      Ladymermaid

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      Evelyn Saenz 8 years ago from Royalton

      Congratulations on receiving your well deserved Purple Star!ge

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      NightSquid LM 8 years ago

      Hello,

      Very nice lens, I agree with the eye contact it definitely helps make a connection. I must say I really liked browsing the hillbilly gift store as well. Cheers

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Nice one! Love is very powerful.

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      revealed 7 years ago

      Nasty disease or not...I could use another dose:)

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      dc64 lm 7 years ago

      Falling in love...I wonder if I've ever really been in love. This is a sweet topic though, and now I'm craving chocolate. Go figure.

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      Patricia 7 years ago

      I enjoyed reading what you wrote about falling in love. Blessed by an angel!

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      Cynthia Arre 7 years ago from Quezon City

      What a beautiful lens on one of the most powerful emotions of all. (: I enjoyed this so much that I featured it on my "5 Short Films..." lens. *blessed by an angel* too.

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      Delia 7 years ago

      nice lens and well written...5*...I love the image of the Chimp! lensrolling to my "say I Love You" lens

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      admnproposal 7 years ago

      Wow! great lens it is. Some great kind of information on this lens . here are some nice books.

      I will try to get them. And I think that these will be helpful for me. And I want to give 5 star on this lens.

      Thanks

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      Patricia 7 years ago

      I love to be in love. Blessing this lens!

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      encouragingwords 7 years ago

      Love this lens and lensrolled on Love Quotes and Sentiments!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Information that was well worth taking the time to read. You are making me think my Lady. I just recently was asked to dinner and a movie by someone who used to glow when I saw him, he still does. I don't know if love has found us again or not, but it sure did hurt when we broke up. I'm just very happy that we can be friendly, and I would hope that we can work on being good friends now with all the other stuff out of the way. - I would rather be a happy single than be in a relationship headed for nowhere. ~ Thanks! I don't seem to remember how-to flirt, but I guess maybe, just maybe I could try. ~ Love you!

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      irenemaria 6 years ago from Sweden

      Such LOVELY lens! I enjoyed reading it. Could almost hear Rod Stewart singing " When a man is in love" =)

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      Rose4u 6 years ago

      So it's all about chemicals :) Great lens!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      a very insightful page love it

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Beautiful. I love it. Truly unconditional love

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      VarietyWriter2 6 years ago

      Isn't love grand :)

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      summerevening 6 years ago

      I enjoyed reading your lens. Very interesting! =)

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      Spook LM 6 years ago

      I guess I'm a bit short on endorphins? Blessed by an Angel.

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      @Spook LM: Thank you for stopping. Congratulations on the new wings. They look good on you :)

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      @VarietyWriter2: Absolutely :)

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      blue22d 6 years ago

      Enjoyed this lens very much and some of your other writings I found over at Helium. I met my husband at work (he traveled to his work) and I knew he was the one. After several working meetings together (he was a repairman working on large production camera equipment), I left my hometown and moved to where he lived and stayed with a close friend till I found a job. We eventually dated, married and it lasted 42 years (he died of cancer in Sept. of this year). As I look back, I feel it was predestine. I truly miss him and not sure if I could ever remarry. Amore!

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      @blue22d: It sounds like you two had a wonderful love story...thank you for sharing it with me.

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      mazbond 6 years ago

      Great lens. Yes love can happen when you least expect it and at any age. It can make you act like a teenager again and it feels great.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Ladymermaid, LLLOOOOVVVEEE this lens!... packed full of insight and inspiration... thanks! I've rolled to my lens on Love At First Sight ~ too fun!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Love is Never overrated, it is actually underrated. Love is the Greatest Power we as a People have, it is to shared with as many people possible; as it grows it Can and Will change our World!! Love is that Awesome but like anything, it must have time to grow and mature for it to work at its Full Potential!

      Thanks for sharing this Squidoo Lens, Love is indeed extremely important at any age!!

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      LadyelenaUK 6 years ago

      An enjoyable read with very interesting Facts. I hope Love finds me. Thanks for sharing and giving Hope. :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      You write so very, very beautifully. Thank you for a wonderful lens about falling in love.

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      Joycevoice 6 years ago

      What a fun lens and a powerful article on overcoming loneliness. I loved your reference to you being the center of the circle and your "friends" as the rings. I now feel lucky to have a small group in my inner circle. Before reading this, I assumed that I had a small number of close friends.

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      PRam1 6 years ago

      Interestingly beautiful article on love. Thanks for sharing

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      deisai1 6 years ago

      What a beautiful and interesting lens. I find you as such an amazing writer. :)

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      deisai1 6 years ago

      What a beautiful and interesting lens. I find you as such an amazing writer. :)

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      Lisa Auch 6 years ago from Scotland

      What a beautifully written article, Falling in love happens at the most unexpected time!

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      @deisai1: Thank you for the very wonderful compliment. You made my morning just so much nicer :)

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      @LisaAuch1: Yes sometimes cupid can strike pretty hard and fast.

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      @Joycevoice: Sometimes a person just needs to know why loneliness occurs in order to be able to fix it.

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      sousababy 6 years ago

      How beautiful...this is so full of wisdom too. When I am in love, admittedly, I make a fool of myself. Thank you so much for helping me realize how much love I get from my friends. Take Good Care (and thanks too, for being a fan of mine), Rose

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      The ABC and mystery of love explained - sometimes the line is so blurred it is difficult to understand whether you are in fixation or love. Terrific lens on an emotion that we experience when in love.

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      Lisa 6 years ago from Rhode Island

      I really enjoyed the information here beautifully written

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      @CastleRoyLisa: Thank you.

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      @sousababy: Thank you for visiting.

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      sousababy 6 years ago

      Oh, I came back...this is such a good lens. Thanks for helping out my lonely soul. Hope your holidays are peaceful and full of love, Rose

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      Fabulous lens- explains what happens to my brain when I 'crash' - it falls out of love.

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      awakeningwellness 6 years ago

      Terrific lens...it explains a lot!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Fascinating lens.I found the information on the internal chemical changes especially interesting.

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      @sousababy: Thank you Rosie that is very sweet. Best wishes to you in the New Year.

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      beerhead 6 years ago

      Beautiful poetry. Beautiful lens lens rolled with my wife my life lens.

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      Wonderful lens as usual. I started out on one of your pages and ended up here. Great thoughts and nicely presented. Featured on Love Gifts

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      lasertek lm 6 years ago

      I like this lens - fun to read and educational at the same time. Great job!

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      JeremiahStanghini 6 years ago

      Nice touch having the Celine Dion song on there... Being Canadian, I gotta give you props for that. ;-)

      With Love and Gratitude,

      Jeremiah

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      hayleylou lm 6 years ago

      **Blessed** and featured on My Time as a Squid Angel :)

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      Glenn619 6 years ago

      touchy lens you got here. Was really written from your heart love. I love it

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      LouisaDembul 6 years ago

      It is really true that when we fall in love we stop reasoning like intelligent adults (or something like that!). Never too old to fall in love and marry!

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      Sadheeskumar 6 years ago

      Wow, Lovely lens. I am falling in love your lens.. Good one.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Love.

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      xenoc 6 years ago

      always in love..

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      @xenoc: Me too :)

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      @Sadheeskumar: Thank you that is such a cute comment.

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      Oliversbabycarecouk 6 years ago

      I love this lens.. great work!

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      SweetMarie83 LM 6 years ago

      Great lens! You described falling in love so perfectly...who needs rational thought anyway, right? haha I had a good laugh over what scents men are attracted to...I'll be sure to look out for cheese pizza perfume. ;-)

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      jvsper63 6 years ago

      This, is the funnest Len's II have been to yet.. I am going to record one of the witch doctor song's to my phone and play it around some real hot guy.lol Great lens!!!!

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      @jvsper63: Lol...it sure is a happy song isn't it... I love it.

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      @anonymous: Thank you so much. Happy Valentine's day.

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      @SweetMarie83 LM: Lol...too funny. My perfume is vanilla fields...hmmm? Wonder if that helps my attractiveness...

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      AnneVis 6 years ago

      Great lens! :-)

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      ganeshsank 6 years ago

      nice lens

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      scar4 6 years ago

      I cry like a little baby when we finally met with each other after one-month departure! What a relief to be loved by someone!

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      jackieb99 6 years ago

      Very interesting about all the chemical reactions that take places when you fall in love.

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      SandraKS 6 years ago

      Very interesting article. I think you did a lot of research here. I like it. It's so good to fall in love. Nice lens, If you are interested, here is some info about facial exercise.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Very nice lens, Ladymermaid! I've rolled to mine on love at first sight, thanks!

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      Stoney2009 6 years ago

      I'd hate to think what my wife would do to me if I smelled like chocolate or cheese pizza.. LOL

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      @Mazaka: Thank you :)

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      @Stoney2009: Lol...now that is funny.

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      @jackieb99: It is indeed amazing the many things which we never consider as being a natural part of being human. Knowledge really is power.

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      antoivo lm 6 years ago

      what a fantastic, well put together lens you are a pro well done **BIG** like given

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      @antoivo lm: Thank you Antoivo you always make me feel so good with your comments. Best wishes.

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      sorana lm 6 years ago

      Beautiful lens and so easy to read and follow all the links. And NO, love is not over-rated, we need love in our lives. :)

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      vohraaish 6 years ago

      sweet lens:) being in love is such a wonderful feeling..

      but heartbreaks are terrible....

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      @vohraaish: Yep they can be pretty rough. Fortunately they don't quite last as long as the other...

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      June Campbell 6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      Oh my, it is has been way too long since I experienced romantic love. I remember what a wonderful experience it is.... plus I always lost weight!

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      ardiannor 6 years ago

      love me..@_@

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      mich1908 6 years ago

      What a great lense! For me, nothing beats the love of a child - pure and with sweet innocence!

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      irenemaria 6 years ago from Sweden

      I know that fuzzy feeling of falling in love. This lens was a warm reminder of these days. I have written the whole story in my lens irene marias story.

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      ComedyFrog 6 years ago

      Great lens and so much info - thanks for all your efforts. 22 years for us and it's as magical as day 1.

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      LoKackl 6 years ago

      Lovely stories and I adore the photo of the bird singing "for no one but his own seraphic self'!!

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      BatmanSuperman 6 years ago

      Thank you for your nice comments on my taxi lens :) You have some nice lenses

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      ScalpItchTips 6 years ago

      very informative

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      zhenzhen1203 6 years ago

      Excellent lens and thank you for visited my lens too, I got lot of points because of your visit. Keep up your good works.

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      @invesible_8704: Lol...thank you so much for stopping by my falling in love lens. I hope you enjoyed your visit.

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      @Madpineapple: Thank you. I love the concept of romance and everything that comes along with it, although falling in love can do some pretty funny things to the chemical balance within your mind, lol.

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      @zhenzhen1203: Best wishes and thank you for visiting falling in love.

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      @ScalpItchTips: Understanding what chemical changes occur when we fall in love and how they change throughout the course of the relationship can actually help people to maintain a long term relationship. It's one of those weird fact type things which is actually very important to know. Thank you for stopping by.

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      @MargoPArrowsmith: I tend to flutter around a few neighborhoods too. Thank you for blessing my love lens.

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      gottaloveit2 6 years ago

      What a beautiful lens! Love the different slants you give to love, the most powerful emotion of all. I came late to find the love of my life at 48 but, when I found him, I really fell in love for the first time in my life. Life is so much more pleasurable, the highs are higher, the lows aren't quite as low. Love conquers all. Love your lens!

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      ColorPetGifts 6 years ago

      This is an amazing lens- I really love what it says about the chemistry of love. We can do things to increase the love chemicals- kindness, gratitude etc will have the same effect on the brain as being in love with another person. Squid angel blessed.

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      Heard_Zazzle 6 years ago

      Enjoyed this lens, although I don't think I want to smell like a cheese pizza. I'm all set though. I always smell like chocolate. :)

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      Barthlays 6 years ago

      Falling in love ! that very specific disease you only recover by falling ill again !

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      cire81 lm 6 years ago

      Wonderful and addictive information. Love is about sharing, caring and doting each other. It is never about owning and jealousy. True love is like a good box of ice cream, you will never get sick of it. Keep up the good work!!

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      OrganicMom247 6 years ago

      When you're in love, everything feels so right.. :)

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      Wedding Mom 6 years ago

      Almost everyone loves to talk about the big L. Being in love is good, it awakens your serotonin level up that it makes you feel like on top of the world! This is such a well-made lens, a delight to read! =)

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      JoleneBelmain 6 years ago

      This describes my dave and I perfectly :)

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      Teri Villars 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Absolutely stunning lens! WOW, as a lensmaster, this is what I aspire to be! I have lensrolled this to my new LOVE IS IN THE AIR lens...yes...another satirical look...this time at love..with my very stupid sense of humor....ha!

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      @tvyps: Thank you so much for making my day so much fun. I am glad that you enjoyed this lens on falling in love. Spring is in the air so it is definitely a time for love. Best wishes.

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      @OrganicMom247: You are so right. It seems that when you first fall in love you have the emotional high, then the tide subsides, and a couple years later it is back in full force again. It truly is a wonderful emotion.

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      @BasantSoni: Best wishes and welcome to Squidoo. Looking at lenses by other lensmasters is a great way to see the many techniques which can be used in creating lenses here at Squidoo. So glad you chose my falling in love article to visit :)

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      @Barthlays: Ah so true. Heartbreak is most easily recovered from by falling once again in love. Lol...emotional relapse.

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      squid-pinkchic18 6 years ago

      Very nice lens here! I just recently started reading the Mars and Venus book series. Very helpful as well :)

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      RuthCoffee 6 years ago

      You are never too old to fall in love or to get married for that matter. I met my husband (my only husband) when I was almost 38 years old. We married after my 43rd birthday. His mother was widowed when she was 69 or so and remarried around 72 or 73 years of age. There is no age limit on happiness. Loved all of the good info here.

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      sheriangell 6 years ago

      My goodness this is a fabulous lens! I really enjoyed reading this. I have some perfume called "falling in love" that I just love. Blessed by a Squid Angel today.

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      akumar46 lm 6 years ago

      I fall in Love with this lens.Thanks for this Lovely lens.

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      Brian Stephens 5 years ago from France

      I fell in love in the autumn, could never get the timing right. But then it has lasted 25 years and is still going strong, so must have got something right :-).

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      theprintcenter 5 years ago

      What a great lens! Thank you for posting. I really enjoyed reading this one. Thumbs up!

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      Frannybooboo 5 years ago

      I really enjoyed reading this :)

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      kerjapartime 5 years ago

      I really enjoyed reading this..i' falling in love too..

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      marckq 5 years ago

      all of a sudden, i miss my husband! nice lens. paints one's world. put melody to the heart.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @marckq: Love is such a special emotion to capture. Thank you for stopping by.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @mattseefood lm: Thank you so much for visiting my falling in love article. Stop by again :)

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @BrianRS: Lol...you are a very special person Brian and I would surely expect no less from you than to know that you are in an ever lasting love relationship. My very best wishes.

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      airynne 5 years ago

      wow, now i want to fall inlove.. i came from a broken family and plenty of heartbreaks, i was thinking of not getting married but then again you change how i see things. thanks.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @airynne: I wish you the very best in luck and love. I hope that love is very kind to you.

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      gypsyman27 lm 5 years ago

      This is a very good lens. Between 1995 and 2003, I lost the two women that I loved. They were both younger than I and they both died of cancer. After no. 2, I thought "what the hell is this" and my heart shut down. Recently my youngest son turned twenty I'm a single parent) and I realized one day he would leave the nest and I'd be alone. So I'm sort of looking and I'm hopeful. One day love will come along again. This lens has given me renewed inspiration. See you around the galaxy...

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      dannygator7790 5 years ago

      Beautiful lens! Love is such an amazing and powerful emotion

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @gypsyman27 lm: Oh that is such a sad love story that you have endured. There must be a reason why those loves were entrusted to your care. I hope that the next love in your life lasts till you are both so old that you have trouble remembering each other's names ;)

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @kerjapartime: It is spring and that is definitely the time when a person's thoughts turn to love. Good luck out there.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Beautiful lens.We all need to read such inspiring thoughts again and again.

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      puerdycat lm 5 years ago

      So happy to make your acquaintance! thanks for your heart-tug! like-fave-roll to my-valentines day and OO-EE thanks for including "Witch-doctor" among your many wonderful gifts.

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      gottaloveit2 5 years ago

      Amazing lens and so very beautifully written. I found love when I really wasn't looking for it - just 3 months after my then husband and I separated. I tried to push this younger man, John, away for a while until I realized that he was my one true love. And, I've been proven right - 3.5 years later, we are madly in love and will make it stay that way. Thanks for the great read over coffee this morning!

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      gottaloveit2 5 years ago

      Ok, I know I'm in love but didn't mean to enter two of the same comments! Sorry!

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @gottaloveit2: Lol...fixed it up so that you really are only in love with one husband ;)

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @anonymous: Love is a very powerful emotion and I just want to encourage as many people as possible to find that really deep true emotional love that comes along with a long term relationship. So glad that you stopped by.

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      ojahyazid 5 years ago

      My hubby and I started off as friends (I even rejected his first few attempts for us to become special couple).. even when we were first married, I do not think I'm really in love (haha I am a bit head-in-the-clouds kinda person).. after 7 years of marriage and two lovely boys.. I found myself smilling silly whenever I think of him.. I'm head over heel in love now with him.. love this lens loads.. and thanks for visiting mine :)

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      sujaysen 5 years ago

      Love is a part of my life.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @ojahyazid: Lol...that is a wonderful love story. I too am slow to fall in love, but once I am hit oh my gosh, but I fall hard. Love really is a very wonderful and special event to be blessed to enjoy.

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      s-sellars 5 years ago

      Heh I just called by and had a read of your Lens. I just wanted to say I really enjoyed it. You are very right about the effects of falling in love. It is the oldest known and most powerful emotion :-)

      (Also I have not heard "Ooh Eeh Ooh Ah Aah Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing" for a long time and it brought a smile to my face too)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This lens captures the very essence of falling in love. I loved reading it, you were indeed right on a lot of things. I whole thought that you are emotionally connected to a person is like a Bliss. Thanks so much for sharing this lens. It just makes me sigh *-* and happy reading this great material of yours.Well done!

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      CarynJSwift56889 5 years ago

      love is always a topic for us

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      greetingcardsinfo 5 years ago

      Really great lens I found my sweetheart in london nightclub and we have been together now for over twenty years

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      Love is easy to find, if you allow your heart to look for it.

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      bames24 lm 5 years ago

      love can be really nice but it can also be a trifle bothersome when things go bad :)

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      WorldVisionary3 5 years ago

      I loved this lens - thanks for putting it together! Thumbs up.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @AlexAdrian: Thank you. It's very special to me because love really does have a great deal of science behind it that many people do not take into consideration. It's an interesting subject ;)

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @bames24 lm: Yes it really can hurt when a love relationship ends but sometimes this ending is for the best. Other times just knowing the science of how the emotional aspects how of love works can help us to better maintain our love relationships.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @greetingcardsinfo: Aww that is sweet. You are definitely someone who knows how to hold onto love. Best wishes :)

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      daylu9 5 years ago

      Nice postings. Love does take work and mutual cooperation. But, it is so much worth it!

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      digitaltree 5 years ago

      great article about love.

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      Rawane 5 years ago

      Isn't love just a wonderful thing! :) I enjoyed reading your lens.

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      aliciamaggie54 5 years ago

      Thumbs up!!!

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      riconquistare 5 years ago

      great article.Falling in love is awesome.

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      vauldine 5 years ago

      Girl, this is the best thing that can happen to anyone. In high scholl they told me that it was better to love and lost than not to have loved at all. I tell this to my children. I loved and lost, but I enjoyed it and the memories are still precious. Thanks for sharing such sentiments. Great lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      well love is for everyone and at the same time it's free

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      InquisitiveOne LM 5 years ago

      This is absolutely lovely! What a wonderful lens. You have captured so many aspects of love with contemplation, an uplifting spirit, and wonder. Thank you.

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      pramodbisht 5 years ago

      falling in love lens, nice ;)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Love is something we experience everyday, but sometimes we just don't realize it.

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      successwithpaul 5 years ago

      well i never fell in love before but i pray and hope i will some day

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      Injete 5 years ago

      A wonderful lens on love it makes me want to fall in love again :-)

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      jessicahoward 5 years ago

      what a wonderful lens.....Now i m really wanna fall in love.....

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      TIRMassageStone1 5 years ago

      Very interesting aspects of love to think about, thanks!

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      sugardaddy_sky 5 years ago

      Love the lens! thanks for sharing! I'm falling out of love but hopefully I can fall in love again soon!

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      anaamhussain 5 years ago

      In Love with your lenses. This is again a masterpiece. Love all the lovey dovey stuff. Yes I am hopelessly in love and my heart has permanently become a pretzel, that makes your lens all that appealing to me. Bless you :)

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      seoacrossworld 5 years ago

      I just fall in love with this lens

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      Ronald Tucker 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      Hi Ladymermaid, I think the chemical reaction that occurs in our brains when we fall in love is out of our control and it would be wise to just follow the flow!

      The late Teddy Pendergrass recorded a song over 30 years ago that said..."Love is sooo good, when somebody loves you back. He said...he wasn't talking about no 70-30 or 60-40, he was talking about a 50-50 love!

      Those lyrics has stood the test of time and your lens brought back a lot of fond memories for me.

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      jaredsgirl 5 years ago

      I "love" this lens! No pun intended. It's really good. Thanks for all the fantastic tips. I can see why your lens is ranked so high. Nice job.

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      ellagis 5 years ago

      Falling in love is great..... it makes you wish to sing, to smile under the rain, it makes you feel invulnerable and powerful... but it lasts few months, and then it takes ages to get rid of the end of the story....

      At the moment, I´m running and hiding. Please, don´t tell where I am!!!!

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      Joan Haines 5 years ago

      I fell in love for real for the first time at age 47. It was awesome. I felt like all of a sudden I knew what the love songs were talking about.

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      home-remedies 5 years ago

      Love it, just don't like the bit where it all goes wrong :(

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @ellagis: Lol...Cupid has a strange way of finding people. Love is sometimes hard to hide from.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @jaredsgirl: Thank you for such a wonderful compliment on my "falling in love" article. I am so glad that you enjoyed it.

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      MaryB613 5 years ago

      I love your lens. Makes me remember when I first fell head over heels in love with my wonderful hubby. We'll be celebrating three great years of marriage on Sept 5.

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      collierlewisjew 5 years ago

      Love, being empowered and powerless all at once, it's amazing!

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      NidhiRajat 5 years ago

      love is universal, only thing for survival in this earthy environment.

      amazing lens!!!! I just loved it...

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      amkatee 5 years ago

      I've always thought the scent thing was interesting. I've always heard men were attracted to pumpkin pie and apple pie scent. Must be a thing about reaching their primal urges...a two for one. Nice lens!

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      Rammelfirdaus 5 years ago

      Thank you for this lens. I know I'm back in love again.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      everyone likes to read good success stories and its always good for those in love to remember why and how they fell in love. Thanks for writing up your lens ... if you ever browse lens, please visit mine, let me know if you like the feel to it on my comments, thanks!

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      seeker2011 lm 5 years ago

      that is what the world needs, love and peace. nice lense

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      ilovehaagendazs 5 years ago

      love is what everyone want, but not everyone can play the love game without losing sometime. But I guess we just need to learn loving. Thanks for the sharing.

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      Wendy Leanne 5 years ago from Texas

      My husband and I were neighbors at an apartment complex. I met him at the mailboxes. It totally took me 2 years to recover from falling in love. I was googoogaga over him for a long time.

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      RuthClaire 5 years ago

      Nice lens, nice advices and nice tips of finding the right true love. Thanks for sharing some ideas. It is indeed really difficult to find someone to fall in love with. This is the very initial step and yet very crucial and difficult. The finding of the right will not involve compatibilities as to what his or her likes and dislikes are. The finding of the right love is something you have to understand, comprehend and meditate. your instinct is right. As for me, when I first saw my boyfriend I knew already he is the ONE. :)

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @Wendy Leanne: Lol...that is so cute. I love a good love story.

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      oivatco 5 years ago

      I think now a days Love is so hard to find, especially during these fast pace lifestyle; everybody seems to be too busy to slow down and really look into finding that Special one. Who knows hopefully sometime would come. There's a saying -good things happen for those who wait-, patience and persistence after all!

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      jays23 lm 5 years ago

      It's great how you can make an over-rated topic without making it mushy into a great lens! I like your writing style here. The advices are really good. At first, when I read the title, it got me curious,I thought it was a greeting card type of lens. Wow I was wrong! I really love your lens! Your approach is different and full of ideas.

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      Septamia 5 years ago

      In love, a man who loves stronger ceases to thin-skinned and weak.

      Unfortunately, in my case, that person was me. (

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      merilindic 5 years ago

      It is great to be in love.. <3

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      what a great article. thank you very much for this enjoyment. finding someone is only the first step in developing a love relationship, I enjoyed that.

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      Thesaylers 5 years ago

      falling in love isn't as impressive as staying in love. I believe love is a verb and requires dedication and endurance, yet the prize is absolutely priceless!

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @Thesaylers: Love is definitely a two part system. Falling in love and staying in love once the chemical processes involved with putting us in love wear off. Which is why knowing about the chemical processes involved with love are so very important in learning how to keep love alive in a relationship. Long term love really is worth it.

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      dahlia369 5 years ago

      I don't believe in coincidences. Instead, I believe I create/attract everything that happens in my life, including love and all the relationships. I've been having quite a ride so far and am always eager for more.Wonderful lens, thank you! :)

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      viscri8 5 years ago

      Ag, its never takes too much or too long -- I am currently married and quite safe of all of it -- but wish happiness/quick recovery to all those who get involved. Age does not count, that is true too! Keep well, all you people currently in love!

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      Lisa Auch 5 years ago from Scotland

      I love my husband more than words can ever say! I hada few very tough relationships, and was getting fed up with people sying "there are plenty more fish in the sea" and then one day out of the blue, in really weird circumstances he was there! he is my soul mate, we think alike, act alike and just know what each othe ris thinking I have been to this page before but this time I can leave a little sprinkling of Angels dust! Wonderful resource

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      Hello ... at the moment, I am seriously contemplating: "What do you think of the processes involved in falling in love?" Well, I am open to the possibilities of the processes falling into place so that I might be able to report, "I am in love." It's been a while for this old gal. But, there is hope for all of us. TYVM

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @julieannbrady: My husband and I met later in life and we are very happy together. It is just a process of finding someone to fall in love with. When you are ready to fall in love again you will see in their eyes if they are also looking for someone. Right now with it being the holiday season I am shocked how many lonely people there are out there who are looking.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @LisaAuch1: I am so very happy that you were able to fall in love with such a wonderful person. It's funny how the person does not have to be anywhere close to perfect to be the right one - he just has to be the perfect one for you ;)

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      blue22d 5 years ago

      Well, Ladymermaid, this is an excellent lens. I have a strong interest, currently, in this thing called Love. I recommend, for fun and to understand the opposite sex, a book called: Love and Limerence by by Tennov. It is an old book but the game is the same. It has help me to understand the strong desires I currently have for someone. I just wish the electricity would flow the same way.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I totally enjoy the processes involved in falling in love....and may the sweetness remain. I'm glad to see my blessing has worn off here so I can step in for cupid and refresh the angel dust just in time for Valentine's Day....sweetness!

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      Nirmal Shah 5 years ago from India

      Enchanting lens. It's such a wonderful feeling about falling in love and caring so much for your beloved. Love can single handedly fight other vices in this world given man becomes a little less selfish.

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      Country Sunshine 5 years ago from Texas

      I don't think love is over-rated at all! I believe people need to be open to it, and then it will find them. Very nice lens! I really enjoyed. it! Thanks for the blessing on Our Love Story, and may you find a lot of love in your life!

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      norma-holt 5 years ago

      This is a great lens and you have covered so many aspects of the love mystery with insight and good information. Blessed and featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2012 and also on For My Valentine. Hugs

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      It's such a wonderful feeling about falling in love and caring so much for your beloved.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @anonymous: Once you have nestled into a loving relationship it is indeed like having your best friend closest to your heart. It is wonderful.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @norma-holt: What a wonderful day to stop by. The day of love. Your visits are always so appreciated.

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      cynthiannleighton 5 years ago

      Thanks for a great lens! The mystery of love...

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Just stopping by to enjoy all the love here again!

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      siobhanryan 4 years ago

      Awesome lens and I am going to recommend this lens to a few clients that are addicted to relationships

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      JGracey 4 years ago

      I have to admit, I don't know anything about the process really. I met my husband when I was a 13 year old kid ... one look and I was hooked, but he wasn't. Told my mother that summer that he was the guy I was going to marry. Six years later we married. There wasn't a process for me, it just "was" and there was no getting out of it.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @JGracey: What a lovely love story. I thank you so much for sharing it here. How people meet and fall in love is just so romantic. I love it :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Honestly, it really depends on the individual because Falling in Love doesn't happen the same way for everyone, but that doesn't mean that it won't happen. Me personally, I love Unconditionally, this means I have no conditions for me to Love someone. All can have it because it is Free ans made Available, but to be Close to me and to Know who I really am, I am not quite sure how to share this, I guess I will know when it happens. Until Then, I will continue to guide and Inform people on the "Flow of Life!" :D ;)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Falling in love is a very special feeling, can't really describe in words. It is sweet, thoughtful and romantic, especially when the other person also falling in love with you. But how to sustain the love is a lifetime lesson.

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      BorderCollie LM 4 years ago

      Despite being such a powerful feeling and emotion, love is so hard to put into words, but I think you did a really good job :)

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      Spiderlily321 4 years ago

      This is a great lens. There is so much involved in falling in love. I fell in love with the man of my dreams on my 25th birthday. We have been together for a little over 2 years and are currently engaged. He is amazing and my son and I love him so much.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Just stopping back to say that falling in love is the best feel good drug ever!

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      Belle13Dreams 4 years ago

      @JGracey: Lovely story! To fall in love at 13 and be with that man for all your life! Like in fairytales!

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      Teri Villars 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      I thought I fell in love once but was only dreaming as I fell out of bed. Blessed.

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      kokomagne 4 years ago

      love is is everything, it is the most important emotion, in fact, if you ask me, it embraces all other good human feelings. There is therefore so much to say about love, and your lens just scratched the surface but did justice all the same, good work.

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      Ruthi 4 years ago

      Having been bitten by the love bug a time or two I think I would rather catch the flu!

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      Diva2Mom 4 years ago

      Love is PURE CHARITY and GREAT PASSION, and it's NEVER deceiving.

      Love is MORE important than money. LOVE is WEALTH. A person without money, but has love will survive; but a person with a lot of money, but without love may not be happy or make it far. Love is what I have right now: my wonderful husband and 7 precious little ones. I'm so grateful to God for the great LOVE that I feel deeply in my heart. I can't ask for more... love is multiplied by the humber of people I have in my heart :) Thank you! Great lens! God bless you!

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @Diva2Mom: Love is certainly one of the most powerful emotions in the world. It's affects are as powerful as morphine. It also has the amazing ability to cure a lot of past hurts and create hope for the future. It's multi-dimensional.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @Ruthi: Ha...it's just moving into the long term comfortable phase of love that has to happen. Once you hit that phase in about 10 years into love then there is usually no looking back.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @kokomagne: You certainly are correct. It would take a library of books to begin to embrace all the many aspects of love and falling in love.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @tvyps: Ha...yes my friend. Easy to fall in love in your dreams. A little hard hitting the old floor in the morning though. Hope you are having a wonderful week.

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      Pastor Cher 4 years ago from United States

      I agree it is a process that begins with friendship. But roast meat may be a close second :)

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      gottaloveit2 4 years ago

      Stopped back by to give you a dusting of Angel love. I LOVE this article!

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      LeopoldBlatt 4 years ago

      Such a difficult subject matter but you have done a marvellous job of falling in love.

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      maryLuu 4 years ago

      Life and love are complicated things!

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @maryLuu: Yes but aren't the both so very wonderful. Falling in love is such an emotional roller coaster ride but it makes sense when you look at all the chemical changes occurring within the brain. It explains why some people feel as though they have fallen out of love too but it may actually just be the reduction in chemical messages instead. Our biological makeup is amazing.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @LeopoldBlatt: Thank you. It fascinated me how some people could think that they were falling out of love when they became comfortable within the relationship so I started investigating the chemical changes involved with falling in love. I think many more individuals may be able to hold onto long term love if they understand the processes involved with falling in love and the early stages of love.

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      MimayManalo 4 years ago

      It is so amazing to fall in love. Like your lens...

      there are lots of purpose to fall in love and when you fall in love give your senses a boost! Enjoy!

      its like heaven :D

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      LizardKing3 4 years ago

      Nice lens, falling in love is great. I try to do it every weekend! LOL

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      msseiboi 4 years ago

      Love is so complex and the processes involve may vary with individuals

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @traveller27: Love is one of the deepest emotions that we can experience but it is also a very misunderstood emotion. A lot more relationships may survive if the basic biological reactions of falling in love are known.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @msseiboi: You are so very correct on the process of falling in love. It's funny because it seems that even once you are in a long term relationship those early wild and crazy chemical emotions can kick in again simply through the renewing of your love for your partner. It's amazing.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @LizardKing3: Lol...watch your old heart as cupid just may send a dart your way. They sting for only a moment but the effect of that arrow can last for a lifetime. So glad you stopped by as you sure gave me a good chuckle.

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      Mamabyrd 4 years ago

      My husband and I met in the military and I truly believe we were meant for each other.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My hubby and I met at work ... it was love at first sight. It might sound as a cliché but it is true. This is such a wonderful lens, a big squidlike from me.

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      Cynthia Davis 4 years ago from Pittsburgh

      It just happens, no-one knows when or why, it just does. Blessed**

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      coolaunt 4 years ago

      I have always thought there was a better way to explain falling in love. And look here it is. That explains why young love or crushes are so powerful. Then there is the love that endures which brings such great fulfillment in life. You have done an amazing job of explaining a very complicated and personal matter. My grandfather used to always tell me to be sure not to marry someone I loved but someone who I actually liked as well.

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      WithLove 4 years ago

      There are nothing better than falling in love! I have been together with my girlfriend for six years now and i love her more that ever. Love is a great gift that all people feel. Thanks for the great lens!

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      Frischy 4 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      I think growing in love might just beat falling in love. Maybe. In the long run. It might not be as exciting, but it could be more durable.

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      Linda Hoxie 4 years ago from Idaho

      Married to my best friends for 32 years now, and I have to agree that love grows stronger through the test of time. Beautiful lens!

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      Beth Buckley 4 years ago from Portland, OR

      This lens is full of awesome, inspiring information, thanks for sharing!

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      What a fun lens for a rainy day like today. Pinned to my love board, and blessed. The Celine Dion video was wonderful. The assertiveness classes are a brilliant idea - self-confident communication without being aggressive. PS - I do like Frischy's comment that "growing in love" is the trick - that is when we take it past the chemical craziness of young love.

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      Jane_Andersen 4 years ago

      We're lost without love. If you meet that someone special and look into his/her eyes the Earth just stops for a few seconds. The feeling can't be explained, it must be felt. Great lens!

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @Jane_Andersen: And the intense feelings of falling in love can last for a year or two. Love truly is an amazing experience with so very many emotional levels throughout the long term course. It is an adventure too good to miss.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @Gypzeerose: I think maybe if we understood the process of falling in love then maybe a few more relationships would actually better last through the long haul. There really is so very much to know about the chemical processes we go through and how they affect our emotions and our reactions to different situations.

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      aquarian_insight 4 years ago

      Love is so remarkable and so many things to so many people that it almost defies explanation; so you have really done a great job here. There is nothing like love and all of our hopes and fears are bound up in it. I've been reading a tarot reader for almost 2 decades and most of the questions I am asked relate to love. A beautiful lens *blessed*

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      darciefrench lm 4 years ago

      Came back to refresh the blessing on this lovely lens - you are a loving person and it shows in all you do <3

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      Loretta Livingstone 4 years ago from Chilterns, UK.

      Ah. Now they say first love is sweetest, they say that all the time, but last love is the truest, for it stands the test of time. (Sorry, it IS Valentine's day and I just keep writing love poems, sigh)

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @Loretta L: I love it. How truly wonderful it is to see when couples get through the initial phases of love into the deeper sweeter emotional stuff. There really is no other feeling to replace it.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @darciefrench lm: Thank you Darcie. You are a sweetheart. I have been blessed with much love in my lifetime.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @aquarian_insight: I was quite surprised by what I discovered as I researched the process of falling in love. It certainly is an emotion that once you understand it, makes perfect sense as to why so many relationships either make it, or don't.

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      stella_mcartney 3 years ago

      for me newspaper advertisement work and my relationship is going really well as time is growing cheers

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      socialcx1 3 years ago

      I have been married for 42years and am still in love.

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      kriskappa 3 years ago

      Love is a super feeling. But not everybody can manage it. Thanks for the lens!

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      Gloria Freeman 3 years ago from Alabama USA

      Love can have you on cloud nine or down in the pits of hell. I love the feel of love, it joy and happiness.

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      Vortrek Grafix 3 years ago

      At first it seems like you were hit by a rolling boulder of soft cotton candy which struck you from out of nowhere. Then life does not feel complete unless your soul mate is by your side. There must be a major chemical component involved in love, because the body certainly undergoes significant behavioral changes when love is found and when love is lost.

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      Lorelei Cohen 3 years ago from Canada

      @Vortrek Grafix: There certainly are and you described it so very well. There are so many different phases in the process of falling in love and being in love and each has a depth of emotion to it that is unmatched.

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      Lorelei Cohen 3 years ago from Canada

      @kriskappa: Understanding the chemicals that come along with love can help a person be more successful in finding long term love. There are many processes to love and usually during the highly emotionally charged initial period is when people begin the bonding process.

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      Lorelei Cohen 3 years ago from Canada

      @socialcx1: You are indeed rich. I find the emotions within a long term love are the strongest. They sort of wash over you like waves of warmth. You know each other so well that you truly do become soul mates.

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      AnonymousC831 2 years ago from Kentucky

      I love everything about love. Great lens.

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 2 years ago from Lakewood New York

      Just to answer your question above!! Yes I do believe in Love at first shght!!! Thanks :)

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      James Jordan 2 years ago from Burbank, CA

      You write really good lenses. Did you watch Maleficent? I love how it is all about true love!

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      Hannah Writes 2 years ago

      What a wonderful article! The best part about love is that the true love will still permit you to feel this highs that you first had...if you can find someone to watch the kids for a night and you can get away!

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      sujaya venkatesh 2 years ago

      oh i love it

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