Why love?

Billions of people speaking different languages ​​live on earth, and in each of these languages ​​there is a word like love. But what is love? Why should a man love? What gives him that feeling? We will try to find the answer to these questions in the light of two popular directions: science and religion.

What is love

In terms of science

Science is trying to explain everything, including love. So, scientists define this feeling just as a chemical reaction. Three stages of love are distinguished, giving each of them a scientific explanation.


The first stage is love. From the point of view of science - a condition that is affected by the hormones estrogen and testosterone. At the sight of the person we are interested in, these sex hormones trigger the production of certain chemicals in the brain. So noradrenaline and serotonin make us worry, our breathing quickens, our palms sweat, and our heart starts beating faster and faster. At the same time, dopamine makes us feel a surge of excitement and a feeling of incredible happiness.


The second stage of the love rush is the emergence of affection.During this period, two other hormones are responsible: vasopressin and oxytocin. The latter is involved in such important processes as labor contractions during labor and orgasm during sexual intercourse, and this undoubtedly indicates its importance. Vasopressin is a hormone responsible for loyalty. Scientists say that polygamous and monogamous people depend on its quantity.

Choosing a marriage companion

The third stage is the choice of a marriage satellite, that is, a partner for life. It does not necessarily occur after the first two, it can be held in parallel. A person on a subconscious level is governed by the desire to choose the best partner for the continuation of the race. Pheromones play a huge role here. Thanks to their action, you can intuitively find in the crowd the only person that suits you. The smell of pheromone is unique and inimitable, so sometimes the choice seems strange and incomprehensible from the outside, but not to the person who made it.

In terms of religion

In the Holy Scripture, in the Epistle of the Apostle Paul to Colossians, in Chapter 3 verse 14, the following words were written: “Put on love, which is the totality of perfection.” Love here is equal to perfection, that is, the more love we have, the closer we are to perfection.The Bible also says that God himself is love and that we are created in his image and likeness (1 John 4 chapter 8 verse, Genesis 1 chapter 27 verse). The chain is seen: God is love - we are created in his image - so, from the point of view of the Bible, love is our essence.

Why should a man love

In terms of science

If you come from a scientific point of view to the issues of love, then its appearance is explained by the chemical reaction that occurs in the human brain, as a result of exposure to pheromones. When we get into the field of view of the person we need, the brain receives a command, and the hormone production process starts. Thus, nature takes care of the continuation of our kind, the mechanisms responsible for the process of childbirth are included.

Of course, man today does not consider the relationship between a man and a woman only as a way to get offspring, but perhaps this was the case at the dawn of the human race.

In terms of religion

What the Bible says about why a person is given the opportunity to love. We are not created by our Creator robots, we are created by living people, able to manifest a lot of different feelings, of which love is perhaps the most important thing.So what motivates a person to love? Nowadays, people, thinking about love, pursue a variety of goals. Among them:

  • desire not to be lonely;
  • have someone congenial;
  • get the opportunity to take care;
  • to express tenderness and other similar feelings;
  • imitate your Creator.

From the point of view of the Bible, a person loves, because he was created with such a need, and only by showing love can he feel happy.

What gives a person love

In terms of science

It is practically impossible to scientifically explain the benefits of love for a person, because the desire to continue one's gender can be realized without love. However, scientists operate on the arguments that much depends on this feeling in a person’s life. Love affects such areas of human life as:

  1. A family.
  2. Health.
  3. Life in the community.

A family

Can a happy family be without love? Obviously not. It is no wonder that they are called the cell of society for good reason; therefore, interrelations within it are projected onto the whole society of people. Today, many scholars pay attention to the problems of the family, prompting them to reflect on the growth of intra-family conflicts.This important moment cannot be ignored, because love in the family gives confidence, a sense of reliability and the ability to recuperate after a collision with an aggressive environment (stresses, conflicts, problems of a different nature).


Love gives a person health, both physical and emotional. Scientists have shown that lonely people live much less and are more often susceptible to various diseases. In addition to physical ailments, people who skimp on the manifestation of love, more than others suffer from emotional disorders. They are accompanied by depression, poor sleep, irritability, discontent with others.

Community life

Love is not just a romantic feeling between a man and a woman. It is much bigger and deeper. You can love someone one, but not love people in general. Today we can notice such a tendency - people have become more indifferent to each other and are not in a hurry to come to the aid of those whom they do not personally know. And it is completely in vain. The manifestation of love for our neighbors, those around us is a pledge of a happy existence, life in a society that responds to us in return.

In terms of religion

The above views on family, health and life in society originate in the Holy Scripture. The family was conceived by our Creator, as an opportunity not only to continue his race, but also to satisfy physical and emotional needs. The link and the main active component here is love.

The basis of human relations can be seen in the golden rule that Jesus Christ expressed in his Sermon on the Mount. He said "how you want people to treat you, and you treat them." It turns out that if we want to receive love, it means that we ourselves need to love.