The Rites of Spring

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for spring weather to be here—and STAY here! In our area it’s often 70 one day and 50 the next, while in the meantime, spring flowers bravely bloom, daring the cold to stifle their beauty.

Spring, it is said, is the time for romance. And while it may be a popular theme in poetry and song, there is some scientific fact behind our “spring fever.” Relationship expert April Masini, in an article for Brit and Co., says spring does the same thing for humans as it does for animals—it’s the time to look for potential partners.

She offers three reasons why spring is the time for new (or renewed) relationships. First, we’re coming out of our own winter hibernation. As soon as temperatures warm up, we head outside after a long, cold winter. “With all these folks outside,” April says, “especially after being cooped up for the winter, your options for dating are suddenly rich.”

Secondly, she says, spring weather puts us in a good mood. The sun is shining, and that Vitamin D naturally boosts our mood AND our libido. “People want to reach out,” she says. “They want to connect. And they want romance.”

And third, we’re shedding the sweaters and coats and showing a little skin. After three months or more of chilly temperatures, we can’t wait to break out the sundresses and t-shirts!

So there is science behind springtime romance! (And you thought you’d never use those biology classes you took in school) Enjoy spring and enjoy the science of renewing your relationship or finding a new one! If you want to read more about the science of spring romance, here’s the article.

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