The Science of Having a Crush

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February 13, 2015

The Science of Having a Crush

Having great chemistry with someone isn’t just a phrase, it’s a fact. There’s a lot of science that’s behind that feeling you get when your crush walks into a room that we like to call “butterflies.”

You may even feel like you’re going crazy-well that’s probably because you kind of are.

Here is the science behind having a crush.


Having a crush can cause physical symptoms such as sweaty palms, racing heart and trembling.


That’s because chemicals are actually being released in your brain: Dopamine, Oxytocin and Cortisol


Chemical signals called pheromones are then released into the body attracting those whose pheromones are genetically similar to our own.


We are also attracted to those with a different kind of immune system than ours to make sure our children can fight off disease. Just evolution being awesome.


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  2. Sarah Rachels February 10, 2016 at 12:14 am - Reply

    Now everytime somebody makes fun of me for having a crush, i’ll say this, and they will be like how did u know that, and i’ll be like NICOLE RAYE???????????

  3. Dawn shay July 7, 2016 at 2:43 am - Reply

    I think that crushes r sometimes caused if we miss someone or if u just want to hang out with that person more.??

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