Wednesday, January 7, 2009

True Love - Proved !

"Is true love really true?"
I have been asking this question for just about 2 weeks now - till before that, I just thought it was, maybe a little far fetched, but I was sure is was possible and existent.
A discussion with 2 very good friends made me question it, as they were quite sure that there is no such thing, but as a consoling statement, said, "It would be nice if it does exist though..." That was the biggest blow. If they'd just stuck to their vehement "no, it's all farce, I would've been happy to believe my point of view and not consider alternatives, but they were trying to console me for my "childish beliefs". Then started my 2 week long search for the answer, I got just one firm answer confirming my original idea, and a whole lot of "I'm not really sure...", "I don't know, really..." and one "If you want me to leave, you can say so directly". After those very encouraging words, I'd decided to put off my search till I was older, when maybe, just maybe, if my childish beliefs stayed on amidst all the skepticism, it won't be deemed childish anymore.
But, guess what ?! Here I was sitting checking my yahoo mail, and guess what I see...
I got my answer, with proof !!! 
Here you go !

True love, passion does last a lifetime, says study

Mon, Jan 5 02:51 PM

Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) True love and passion is hardly ever dented by ravages of age, says a new study based on brain scans.

Brain scans of couples who have been together for 20 years prove that they are really capable of loving each other with the same intensity and passion as they felt in their initial relationship, until their last breath.

These scans showed that a tenth of them showed a burst of pleasure-boosting dopamine while looking at the photos of their loved ones, the same chemical reaction that young couples exhibit in the first flush of lust.

It contradicts a previous study suggesting that passionate love peters out in 15 months, after going through a roller coaster ride, called 'limerence' in psychological parlance.

Stony Brook University (SBU) researchers who conducted the latest study said that when limerence matures, it permits couples to enjoy 'intensive companionship and sexual liveliness'.

Simply stated, they are able to sustain the same level of romance and passion decades later.

Researchers concentrated on factors like passion, romantic love and lust. They nicknamed such couples 'swans' because swans, voles and grey foxes stay paired for a lifetime.

'The findings go against the traditional view of romance - that it drops off sharply in the first decade - but we are sure it's real,' said Arthur Aron, SBU psychologist.

Billy and Michelle Jordon, one such pair of 'swans', who live in California, still amaze friends and acquaintances by holding hands all the time. 'It comes very naturally,' said Michelle, 59.



So Ha !

It does! and I am going to keep waiting for it :D

Spread the luuuuvvvveee baby !