Friday, 27 March 2009

Science v. Fairytale

I came across an interesting article about a new book exploring the science of romance. I don't necessarily agree with all of it but there are some interesting snippets such as 'women who wear a spicy floral fragrance are judged to be twelve pounds lighter than they actually are' :-)

Also a link to another article about a scientist who believes a potion that can make you fall in love is not far off! Seriously, it seems that Shakespeare was way ahead of his time with A Midsummer Night's Dream and such a potion could one day be reality. 

I think science might be able to explain how or why we fall in love but I don't see that it has to make the experience of it any less of a fairy-tale. Otherwise we might as well put down our pens/laptops right now...

Imagine the following: Rebel hero meets feisty heroine and both take love potion to resolve all conflict. HEA. 

I don't think so. 

On the other hand it would be a solution to that pesky conflict issue...

6 comments:

Rachael Johns said...

There is a Super recently released - can't name it now as not at home - but it is about a modern day love potion :) Haven't read it yet, so can't say much more!!

Joanne Cleary said...

I'm feeling particularly single today so would love a potion so any man in the world I choose would fall madly in love with me. It wouldn't have to be a famous man, so long as he has a hairy chest and huge thighs ... :-)

Suzanne said...

Forget the love potion - I'm off for a bath in a spicy floral fragrance. Need to lose at least three stones.

Jackie Ashenden said...

Is there a perfume for making you feel at least five years younger as well? Could do with one of those. ;-)

Lucy King said...

I once read a couple of books from a Harlequin series about a magic skirt that made the wearer find the man of her dreams!

Lorraine said...

Rachael - oops, I'd better retract my 'I don't think so comment' then!

Jo - Any rugby player then? Think I can see a theme emerging...

Suzanne - you'd think the perfume manufacturers would use it as a selling point, if it's backed up by science...

Jackie - try being hit on the head instead ;-)

Lucy - Really? I wonder if the magic wears off when she takes off the skirt...