Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Fascinating Love Facts

"Feminist women are more likely than other females to be in a romantic relationship."
AMAZING. The Muslim community seems to have a false perception that any woman who gives an inkling for her God given rights is a crazy feminist and that all crazy feminist are man haters. Further Muslim men have the audacity to repeatedly seek quiet, submissive, non-opinionated women all of which are traits antithetical to "feminism." No, I'm not making this up. Some men actually seek these qualities in women.
"Falling in love can induce a calming effect on the body and mind and raises levels of nerve growth factor for about a year, which helps to restore the nervous system and improves the lover's memory."
I wonder if this has an impact on finals stress levels.
"Love can also exert the same stress on your body as deep fear. You see the same physiological responses — pupil dilation, sweaty palms, and increased heart rate."
"Brain scans show that people who view photos of a beloved experience an activation of the caudate — the part of the brain involving cravings."
Showing me a picture of my husband will have the same impact as showing me one of chocolate, according to this. No complaints.
"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."
Why wouldn't you do online research about the person you are dating, or being otherwise courted by. In the era of Google searches, it seems like the most responsible first step.
"Forty-three percent of women prefer their partners never sign "love" to a card unless they are ready for commitment."
Makes perfect sense. No time for mixed signals when life is busy and short.
"Philadelphia International Airport finished as the No. 1 best airport for making a love connection, according to an online survey."
It's settled. When the rishta attempts fail, and there's nobody on the MSA scene catching your eye head to the airport. No joke. Let's be creative.
"One in five long-term love relationships began with one or both partners being involved with others."
Disturbing, beyond words.

More at: MSNBC
Hijab Flutter: S. AlHabib


x l said...

Interesting info... And, I agree wholeheartedly with the statement about Muslim men seeking women with no real personality.

Marya Bangee said...

however, that is changing (i mean, zahra just got married, right?!)

very interesting article, such a "hi im zahra and im in love" blog post ;)

H Mary M said...

I have seen those love connections @ Philly Airport! haaa no wonder...

About the last statement, I think that sometimes people get clarity about what they like or dislike while they are courted/involved with someone, so when they do find someone more aligned to their likes, its more of a long-term relationship.

Thanks for the good Post Zahra :)

It's good to see you pondering the fluffy stuff in retrospect to the Muslims in Love Doc ;-)