BuzzWatch Video: The Science and Statistics of Romantic Love

Ah, love. What a wonderfully mysterious, inexplicable, completely illogical phenomenon that overtakes our hearts and minds without any explanation as to how, why, or when it might hit.

Actually, that’s not at all the case — love is just as calculated and chemical as any other biological function. The latest video from BuzzFeed shells out a few scientific and statistical facts about that feeling of romance that sweeps us up every so often (agaisnt our best judgment, usually), proving that there actually is a method to the madness.

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But that doesn’t mean it’s not, in fact, madness. The amount of time and money expended on dates, the avenues we take to find our mates, and the delusional ecstasy that overtakes the human brain might all take you by surprise. But in the end, it’s for the greatest thing a person can hope to achieve — that feeling that you truly belong with another person. Calculated and chemical, maybe, but still pretty sweet.

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Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.

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