Spring into the season of love…
Did you ever wonder why when spring is felt in the air that you start to feel more alive? As a relationship specialist, I see more single people coming out of hibernation when the hours of daylight become longer. First of all, in the winter our brains produce more melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone that promotes sleep and a feeling of lethargy. The more sunlight you receive in the spring, your melatonin levels fall and your serotonin levels shoot up. Just like melatonin, serotonin is responsible for the regulation of your mood and energy. With the brutal and long winters here in Nebraska, the change that occurs in your body when the hormones change is dramatic and people become alive again. If you have ever noticed by the end of winter in Nebraska, everyone seems to be less tolerant and easily irritated however once spring comes and the sun is shining, people are walking around with a little spring in their step, a smile on their face and starting to feel the desire to kindle a special romance. The sun also helps with your supply of vitamin D which 90 percent of an average person’s Vitamin D comes from the natural exposure from the sun, this vitamin plays a major role with your mood and libido.
It is not just hormonal though. Obviously the warmer it is people are out more. They want to enjoy outdoor concerts or enjoy places like midtown, The Old Market, Haymarket or the zoo and who doesn’t want to do that with someone special. People start seeing couples together and desiring that romance for themselves.
Also, fewer people are sick in the spring and summer, which always puts a damper in the romance department. Who wants to go on dates while sneezing and coughing? You certainly don’t feel at your best when you are fighting the flu and cold season. With warmer weather and weaker viruses, springtime is the perfect time to hold hands and steal that first kiss.
Springtime is also when flowers start to peek out from the thawed soil and begin to grow. A flower is a timeless symbol of beauty, fertility, and love, and also increases the feeling of being kind and compassionate. As flowers blossom, birds begin to sing and everything comes alive, so does the desire for romance. Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear, I am here, I am beautiful and warm, and I am ready to blossom. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet someone and let your love life warm up through the spring to become as hot as the Nebraska July’s!