Question: Why do people go blind in love?

Converging evidence suggests that our perceptions of romantic partners are often not based on objective reality, but are rather positive illusions. Thus, for example, we may perceive our partners as more physically attractive than ourselves, a phenomenon that has been called the love-is-blind bias.

Can being in love make you blind?

As reported by BBC News, it appears that “once we get close to a person, the brain decides the need to assess their character and personality is reduced.” So, while love might not be totally blinding, according to Sara Reistad-Long of CNN, it can definitely blur your vision.

What is love and why is it important?

But why is love so important? Scientific studies have shown that being in love causes our body to release feel-good hormones and neuro-chemicals that trigger specific, positive reactions. Levels of dopamine, adrenaline and norepinephrine increase when people are in love.

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