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Why Is Oxytocin Known as the “Love Hormone”? And 11 Other FAQs

10/06/2020 04:04 PM | Click to read full article

Researchers found that couples in the first stages of romantic attachment had significantly higher levels of oxytocin than their unattached counterparts. When you’re attracted to another person, your brain releases dopamine, your serotonin levels increase, and oxytocin is produced. This causes you to feel a surge of positive emotion. The hormone has also been shown to decrease stress and anxiety levels when released into certain parts of the brain.