It’s long established that married men tend to be healthier and live longer than bachelors or divorcees. Now science has found that the effects of falling in love have immediate health benefits on both sexes. Falling in love raises levels of nerve growth factor, a protein important for maintaining the central nervous system.
Plus those lucky bastards are riding a dopamine high. “Dopamine,” according to Rutgers University anthropologist Helen Fisher, Ph.D., “is already associated with euphoria,sleeplessness, loss of appetite, and a rush of motivation.” In other words, the dazzling beginnings of love