Love has played a significant role in people's lives since they have been able to acknowledge it. Romance appears in almost all aspects of human life from entertainment to politics to business to children's movies. As soon as children can read, write, speak, and understand the world around them, they learn about familial love, friendship, and, most importantly, romantic love. Through romantic love, people resolve problems with parents, find comfort and security, express trust and distrust for the world at large, and answer needs from childhood.
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[...] hypothalamus, which increases attraction (Berglund 8269) and controls the release of dopamine, giving the subject an extra boost of courage to approach his or her object of attraction. Simon LeVay found differences in the hypothalamic structures between heterosexual men and heterosexual women and heterosexual men and homosexual men, with the homosexuals' hypothalami more closely resembling heterosexual women (1034). This could account for the different ways in which homosexuals and heterosexuals process AND and EST. Homosexual men process the pheromones more similarly to heterosexual women than men and homosexual women process them partially like both heterosexual men and women (Berglund 8269-8270). [...]
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[...] Females develop more masculine play habits and do not express the desire to become a mother or to get married (2641). Since 1969, however, scientists such as Simon LeVay have discovered differences in brain structure between homosexuals and heterosexuals. LeVay reports that the volume of INAH a nuclei in the hypothalamus which shows distinct differences between the sexes, also shows differences between sexual orientations in the same sex. In heterosexual men, the volume of INAH 3 is twice that of heterosexual women and homosexual men (1034). [...]
[...] Due to current laws, most homosexuals cannot benefit from joint ownership and do not experience the satisfaction it brings to a relationship. Legality and social support of heterosexual marriages may also contribute to holding them together for extended lengths of time. Sylvia Wieshauss and Dorothy Field found that, in marriages lasting over 50 years, both partners express a “commitment to stay married” (768). This was found in all four main styles of relationships determined by Weishaus and Field: stable/positive, stable/neutral, stable/negative, and curvilinear. [...]
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