Fall in love drug?

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I am nieve in many ways. This is enitrely an innocent question from an innocent and curious person.

Which drug (legal or illegal) gives the closest feeling/effect to a human of being in love?

I guess there still recquires somoene that you desire present for the effect to occur? Or maybe only a picture of them will do? Or maybe it dosen't recquire anyone present? But then who are you in love with?

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Evo
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I don't know of any drug that simulates the "feeling of being in love".

Danger
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It's called 'chocolate'.

Evo
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For me it's angus beef burgers at Hardee's. I would gladly give up chocolate for their hamburgers.

Mk
For me, it's cheesecake with a little bit of whipped cream (the good quality stuff), and some raspberry stuff drizzled on it. It genuinely makes me feel all lovey. It was only after I had that the first time at a restaurant when I understood how people talk about a food being an aphrodisiac.

lisab
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The feelings induced by drugs are nothing like the wonderful feeling of falling in love. Love is so much better!

Wish I had some right now ... this girl messed me up :( Life would be different.

My http://www.erowid.org/chemicals/mdma/mdma_faq.shtml#effects" is that MDMA / ecstasy gives you a feeling not of romantic love but of the “Aw shucks, you guys are all so great!” love-the-world variety.

Also, dilation of the pupils is a http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/132/3423/349" [Broken]. They'll actually photoshop the pupils of models appearing in advertisements to achieve this effect. So if someone's taking a drug that does the same thing it might make you think they've falling in love with you.

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Illegally, from what I've heard, ecstasy. Legally (and naturally) I'd say its the real "Love Drug" oxytocin.

Viagra, of course.

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Seriously, Viagra goes against evolution. If your so old you can't get it up (or just impaired), then you don't need to be screwing.

Kurdt
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Seriously, Viagra goes against evolution. If your so old you can't get it up (or just impaired), then you don't need to be screwing.
That might be true if humans just made love for procreation. Humans also have sex for pleasure.

Seriously, Viagra goes against evolution. If your so old you can't get it up (or just impaired), then you don't need to be screwing.
Ah, dude, not to be an age discrimination Nazi or anything but alot of people would say that's very ignorant. Sure it's when you're a teenager or young adult that the juices are really flowing but people don't become asexual when they get older.

lisab
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Seriously, Viagra goes against evolution. If your so old you can't get it up (or just impaired), then you don't need to be screwing.
Believe me, binzing, you will SO want to screw when you're old.

Eee gads, old sex. BTW, I meant like 65 plus. Not those below that. When I'm like 70 and up I am gonna be the most crotchey, ornery old b@$t@rd on Earth. It'll be so much fun! lisab Staff Emeritus Science Advisor Gold Member Eee gads, old sex. BTW, I meant like 65 plus. Not those below that. When I'm like 70 and up I am gonna be the most crotchey, ornery old b@$t@rd on Earth. It'll be so much fun!
:rofl:

Yeah, that'll be fun...but don't be surprised if you feel a bit from time to time !

Eee gads, old sex. BTW, I meant like 65 plus. Not those below that.
Remember that some of the people reading this may be 65+.

Yes yes, and my compliments to them if they are still partaking of that fine, athletic activity at that age.

lisab
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Yes yes, and my compliments to them if they are still partaking of that fine, athletic activity at that age.
...well it doesn't have to be like doing gymnastics, ya know...

It's called 'chocolate'.
God damn. I was going to say that. Kudos to you, sir.

Chocolate by itself is all right, but combine chocolate and a dark red wine after a steak dinner....no contest

Some the drugs stated like viagra or ecstasy are for enhanced sexual performance. I was thinking of the feeling of love without explicit sexual feelings. i.e the physiological effects from the heart.

I can remember once noticing her and acting so uncontrollable that people might have thought I was on drugs or something. I just couldn't control myself at the time, I was acting very irrationally. At the time, I was thinking whether being on drugs gave you the same uncontrollable feeling. However during those love moments, I don't get any sexual thoughts.

Chocolate by itself is all right, but combine chocolate and a dark red wine after a steak dinner....no contest
Chocolate? Very different to being in love with someone though.

i know of better drugs to slip into ladies' drinks.