Feeling anxious? Experiencing a loss of appetite? Struggling to get a good night’s sleep? I hate to break it to you, but you might just be in love.
If there isn’t a special someone in your life, you might want to seek medical attention for all those symptoms, but if there is, then you’ve got little to fear — except for lovesickness and possible heartbreak.
Love is not simply the butterflies in your stomach or the songs that remind you of your crush. It also brings hormonal changes that can cause problems, distractions, and mood changes. Serotonin and dopamine are involved during the first stages, which is really your body’s way of letting you know that you’re about to take a big trip down lover’s lane.
Although science is involved, you do have some control over the situation. Apparently, proximity, eye contact and being in danger with someone can all increase your feelings of attraction and eventually love toward someone. If you don’t want to fall in love, prioritize personal space, stare at the floor when having a conversation and never walk along a shaky bridge with someone attractive. Problem solved. Learn more about what happens to your body when you fall in love here.