Thursday, October 2, 2008

Love Factually

My friend sent me this Cosmo-ish article regarding interesting facts about love. Maybe finding these observations interesting make us desperate, but what the heck, at least, we are not totally over the hill yet.

My favourite ones are:

1. Men who kiss their wives in the morning live five years longer than those who don't. - There's something good about the stinky morning breath, after all.

2. People are more likely to tilt their heads to the right when kissing instead of the left (65 percent of people go to the right!) - I wonder if it's because majority of the people are right-handed...

12. Eleven percent of women have gone online and done research on a person they were dating or were about to meet, versus seven percent of men. - I am guilty of this, sue me for being well-informed okay! *embarrassed*.

17. People who are newly in love produce decreased levels of the hormone serotonin — as low levels are seen in people with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Perhaps that's why it's so easy to feel obsessed when you're smitten. - ah, finally an explanation.

19. According to mathematical theory, we should date a dozen people before choosing a long-term partner; that provides the best chance that you'll make a love match. - Have a lot of catching up to do here.

20. A man's beard grows fastest when he anticipates sex. - Who knew beard would be such an excellent marker. This is perhaps due to increased levels of testosterone.

More found here.


Josh said...

2. 65% doesn't seem that high when you consider 90% of people (and I guess 0% of polar bears) are right handed....

12. I'll admit to doing that =)

19. I have to say, statistics for the masses don't transpose too well to individuals... I know, it's quite sad that I read that and see nothing but the stats behind it.

Good post.

Zany said...

Thanks, Josh.

There is a funny Ricky Gervais joke regarding controlling Polar Bear extintion. According to some studies, left-handed people die sooner/younger, compared to their right-handed counterparts. So he was like if we could somehow train the bears to be right-handed we would be able to increase their life expectancy.

I know I just butchered the joke, and there's no punch line here. But you catch my drift :-)?!

Zany said...

ooo btw, your online "research" makes you a rare breed Josh :-). Now that's something to gloat about :P.