Why love is blind? In the very first we like to justify, is love really blind? After we will write the reason why? The things that others don’t see either, we see many people in our life who overlook floss in their partners which are crystal clear to us. This lives us wondering about the blindness of love.
William Shakespeare said, “Love is blind and lovers cannot see the pretty follies that themselves commit.”
Now we like to discuss the cause of blindness. Let’s analyze blindness of love from a neurological, psychological and evolutionary perspective.
From a neurological perspective, when in love, certain parts of the brain are activated while some other parts of the brain are deactivated. The deactivated regions are frontal cortex, parietal cortex, and mid-temporal cortex. The deactivation of these brain regions results in Inhibition of logic, cause, social judgment, critical assessment, and negative emotions. This explains the areas of the brain that would normally allow an individual to see what perhaps they should see are a superset. These hampers are thinking reasoning, and judgment deactivation, which makes us neurologically blind.
From our brain, falling love is a stress reaction which causes the release of the stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol serves two purposes. It narrows our vision and makes us feel excited. Therefore the excitement which we feel, when we are in love due to this stress hormone.
We cannot think straight when we are stressed out which makes us blind to obvious things and we develop a tunnel vision therefore, we overlook floss in our partner. So, due to stress and the inhibition of logic, reason, judgment, and negative emotions, we are neurologically blind when in love.
The psychological perspective of why love is blind:
When in love, our perception of a partner is idealistic rather than realistic, which creates a positive illusion of what we want to see rather than what is actually exists. This means that we see only those things in our romantic partner which we want to see and overlook things which we don’t want to see. Therefore, to a certain extent, we are psychologically blind as well when in love.
Due to the suppression and shutdown of certain brain regions, we do not critically assess or judge our sexual mate. Instate the other circuits of brain which are associated with reward, focused attention and goal-directed behavior is turned on. Which helps us reaching our survival goal-directed behavior is turned on. And that helps us reach our survival goal through reproduction. This also helps us in finding a suitable mate without being too much critical about the floss. Therefore this blindness in love is advantages from an evolutionary point of view, implies an important function in the form of passing on the gins and survival of species by reproducing.
We hope by now the reason why love is blind might clear to you. Basically, when we are in love, we cannot control ourselves being from a blind. So, we must think and take the right decision regarding our life before falling in love.