Thursday, February 14, 2008

'Hotties' Not So Hot When You're in Love

As if inspiring countless songs and poems and an international holiday weren't enough, love now is being credited with a truly amazing power- the ability to resist temptation:

"Feeling love for your romantic partner appears to make everybody else less attractive, and the emotion appears to work in very specific ways by in enabling you to push thoughts of that tempting other out of your mind," said Gian Gonzaga, lead author of a study, which appears in the current issue of the journal Evolution and Human Behavior. "It's almost like love puts blinders on people," said co-author Martie Haselton, an associate professor of psychology and communication studies at UCLA.