How can romantic love be described by scientists?


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    $\begingroup$ It sounds like a big topic. I guess this would be a starting point: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love#Biological_basis $\endgroup$ – Jeromy Anglim Jun 23 '13 at 13:59
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    $\begingroup$ I don't think love is just a biological process. Its also a social process: the idea of love itself has many socially defined/described aspects (magazines, movies, friends) thay set expectations for the party's involved. Of course, the biological aspect (attraction?) is also there. $\endgroup$ – Keegan Keplinger Jun 23 '13 at 22:53
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    $\begingroup$ There are books on this topic. From an extremely general physiological point of view - I recall that phenylethylamine is released in your brain for around a year once you fall in love with someone, then after that the relationship is "endorphin based." I read that somewhere on the internet like 8 years ago so I don't have a citation. $\endgroup$ – user3433 Aug 25 '13 at 5:06
  • $\begingroup$ Can you edit this question and narrow the scope somewhat Miroslav? I think there's a really interesting question here but as it stands an answer could be as long as a book... $\endgroup$ – Josh Aug 30 '13 at 21:17
  • $\begingroup$ Well, though this book is more about how love is in terms of evolution aspects rather than biological aspect, I would say it is worth reading and you might get some stuffs clear about 'the inside and outside of love'- goodreads.com/book/show/20707972-anatomy-of-love $\endgroup$ – Harini May 19 '17 at 18:26