Friday, April 4, 2014

Fool For Love Blog Hop - Don't Stop Being the Fool April 4-6

The characters in romance often do foolish things while they fall in love. They say things they don’t mean and hurt each other. They leave things unsaid that should be said. One often lets the other walk away “because it’s for the best”. Sometime she insists he chase her, despite the fact she checks her phone for texts from him every twenty minutes. He may drop by her office “because he was in the neighborhood”. My favorite is when he sends her flowers but forgets to sign the card or sends them to the wrong place then gets discouraged when she doesn't fawn over his gesture.

I don’t mean to burst your bubble but in the real world people in love do foolish things. Many of you know I am a huge fan of strange studies regarding sex and love. So I did a little research and found studies have shown intense, passionate feelings of love really can mess with your mind and body.

  1.  People who are passionately in love are less able to focus and to perform tasks that require attention. -  Leiden University in The Netherlands
  2. When you fall in love, the same neural system in your brain linked to cocaine addiction becomes active, giving you that feeling of euphoria. – MRI scan study, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.
  3. Forget the Vicodin, love eases physical pain. Some of the areas of the brain activated by feelings of intense love are the same areas that drugs use to reduce pain. -  Stanford University

Here are a few other facts I found:
1.       Men adjust their walking stride and speed when they are in love with the woman they are walking with.
2.      When a couple is in love, their hearts beat the same rate.
3.      Sometimes a partner is willing to take unnecessary risks for their lover.

After being married for almost 23 years, I appreciate my honey making ridiculous gestures and doing silly things. The fool in him makes me smile from my heart to my face. They are simple signals that make my body hum. Nothing is better than a good laugh followed by a passionate kiss.

Whether you are falling in love or have been in love for a long time, 
don’t stop being Fools In Love.

Be sure to leave a comment. 
I will be giving away a FREE download of Crow Magic during the blog hop.

Thank you for stopping by and please be sure to continue with 
the Fool For Love Blog Hop 
and check out many amazing authors and chances to win super cool prizes.


Anonymous said...

Crow Magic looks awesome! Definitely added to my TBR list!

Alee said...

Interesting facts about being in love! I really enjoy how you always take the little bit of time to do some research on an interesting topic for your readers! Crow Magic is a wonderfully romantic story, looking forward to more of your writing!

Unknown said...

Looks awesome!

JeanMP said...

Such interesting facts. Crow Magic sounds like a fantastic story, look forward to reading it.
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Christine Merritt said...

Congrats on 23 years of marriage - I agree laughter and kisses are so important in a happy relationship!

Anonymous said...

Crow Magic looks great! I'm definitely adding it to my wishlist!

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Unknown said...

I know how you feel after 6 kids and 12 grand kids by three of my kids we still got the love and on May 11th of this year we will be married 23 years. Love is Grand!!! Of course we both had to find it in our second time around and we do have the HIS, MINE and OURS kids: his 2, my 2, and our 2, but we got so lucky there to because we never had to point that out either they were just ALL ours and they all lived with us as one big HAPPY FAMILY!!!!

Unknown said...

Loved the Love facts... I am a fool in love... Have have been Love with my husband for almost 15 years... we will be married for 11 this year... We have had our ups and downs but balance each other's crazy pretty damn good. Thank you for being part of the hop.

bn100 said...

Interesting info
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Beth said...

So foolish! Congratulations on 23 years. What a great testament to love. :D

Unknown said...

Love the book cover! Thanks for the giveaway!

The Scarf Princess said...

Great facts! Thanks for being part of the Hop!

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Tina B said...

Wow, some interesting facts! :)
I have witnessed and done a few myself. Lol.
Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway.
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JoAnna said...

Great facts! Thanks for the chance!

Angie_STL said...

I love the scientific facts!