7 Signs You’re Chemically Bonded To Your Significant Other, According To Science

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Falling in love can make you feel all sorts of crazy and wonderful things. Your heart may race whenever your partner is near and you might even get those butterflies-in-your-stomach feelings. But as magical as love can be, it's very grounded in some pretty fascinating science. As weird as it may be, people can be chemically bonded to their partner.

"While many people view love as a completely psychological phenomenon, the truth is that physical chemicals also play a crucial role in bringing couples together," Caleb Backe, Health and Wellness Expert for Maple Holistics, tells Bustle.

According to Backe, the hormonal reaction often begins with attraction and a rise in the sex hormones, estrogen and testosterone. "By producing more of these hormones, your brain is effectively trying to find a mate for you to reproduce by increasing your sexual desire," he says.

Regardless of whether you actually want to reproduce or not, when you meet someone you really like, your body releases "attraction hormones" such as serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. "These hormones are produced in the hypothalamus, which is the brain’s primary reward, motivation, and emotion center," Backe says. "In fact, you have dopamine and norepinephrine to thank for feeling lovesick, as these hormones cause euphoria, lack of appetite, and insomnia."

It's no secret that love can affect your body in different ways. There are so many things that happen to your body when you fall in love. Many of which, you probably don't even realize. So here are some signs that you and your partner are chemically bonded together, according to science.