How does Having a Significant Other Affect your Life

Recently it was Valentine’s Day. The day in which if you do not have a couple, you will feel very lonely. However, if you have one, you will surely have a nice day. Do you know why? Well, it is because significant others have an impact on our lives. I will present to you several reasons why this happens. 

When you are in a relationship, you feel the magic thanks to the effects that love~ has on your brain and body. 

Being Love Struck causes high levels of dopamine

Dopamine is a chemical that influences movement, learning, attention, and emotion. Dopamine may activate your reward circuit; therefore, you feel pleasure when you are with your significant other. The effects of dopamine can be similar to those that addictive substances cause.


Constant Thinking 

Has that person appeared in your dreams already? It may be because you think a lot about them daily. This is related to the dopamine cycle and the reward system rewarding these thoughts. The anterior cingulate cortex may also be working. 


Being in Love can make your life span longer!

Being in love with the correct person can result in living more years! Several kinds of research showed that single people had 24% more chances of dying at a younger age. 


Pain relief

Have you ever had a painful headache but seeing your partner made it go away? Well, this happens very often due to being distracted and feeling pleasure when you see your s/o. Plus, seeing “that person” activated the reward system in your brain; helping your body deal with pain.

Wara Quintanilla

Hi. I am Brisa, and I am a Junior at ACS. I love music and photography <3

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