Sure, there are plenty of reasons to shy away from a relationship (if you're currently single) — not only is dating emotionally straining, but it can wreak havoc on our budgets, our self-esteem, and our personal time. After all, we could wax poetic on the joys of being single for hours. But, on the flipside, there are some real benefits to being in love. Besides the fact that you always have someone to go to brunch with, coupling up causes plenty of positive changes to your physical and mental well-being.
There are the well-known effects like increased production of oxytocin (the same hormone that bonds new mothers to their babies), but some unexpected ones as well — for example, kissing your S.O. can boost your immune system, and helps break down plaque and keep your mouth healthy. It may not be sexy, but no one wants cavities, right? Watch the video below from the lucky-in-love team over at BuzzFeed to get the lowdown on everything you need to know about love. (BuzzFeed)