Most people set out to find and experience love at the very beginning of the year. This is when couples make a grand declaration of each other's love through romantic gestures, gifts, intimate getaways, etc. However, Mother Nature dictates that the best season for love is Spring.
During Spring, the days become longer and warmer; the birds migrate to their settlements to build their nests, and animals come out of hibernation and go into breeding. These are all tell-tale signs that love is in the air during the Spring and nature embraces it.
Why Is Spring The Most Romantic Season?
Flowers are a timeless symbol of love, beauty, and fertility, and during Spring, there are several beautiful flowers in bloom. Springtime is a time for flowers, and that's good for both your health and romance.
A 2006 Harvard study on the effect of flowers revealed that flowers not only make people feel good, they bring about instant mental lift, influence positive emotions, and boost energy while reducing feelings of sadness and depression. You can use some of Summer's beautiful blooms to bring about feelings of compassion.
The sunny days of Spring are not just good for flowers and plants; they are also good for going on dates. Romantic escapades are no longer restricted to restaurants and the stuffy indoor heating of movie theaters; in the adorning sunshine of springtime, you can go on picnics, hikes, and long intimate walks. And believe it or not, sunshine is good for your love life.
During Spring, your levels of melatonin fall, and the production of serotonin increases. Serotonin is responsible for energy functions and regulating mood - less sunlight means less serotonin. In fact, Seasonal Affective Disorder is significantly related to low serotonin production during Winter.
A study published in Biological Psychiatry in 2011 uncovered that serotonin makes people eager to be part of an interdependent relationship and more receptive to intimacy.
For the study, participants were asked to look at photos of couples and determine their apparent closeness; those with low serotonin underestimated the intimacy captured in the photos, which led researchers to conclude that low serotonin correlates to aggressive behavior that may manifest as romantic reluctance. But in springtime, couples tend to be much more affectionate.
On the dark winter days, the human brain produces a lot of melatonin, the hormone responsible for feelings of lethargy, and promotes sleep, which is good for days that you need to get a good night's sleep. When Spring comes around, it brings longer days and ample light, which produces a sumptuous surge of energy and a fall in melatonin levels.
There is also evidence that melatonin inhibits the body's production of testosterone, but since Spring means less melatonin, individuals will experience a flutter of seasonal filtration and a burst of newly energetic hormones. This surge of energy might just be what you and your loved one need to do something fun together.
Nothing can effectively put the brakes on romantic evenings as sneezes, sniffles, and snot. Scientists suggest that flu-causing germs are usually a menace in the cold months of Winter and dormant from the onset of Spring. This is because the flu virus thrives in dry and cold weather, but the rise in temperature during Spring means less sharing of germs indoors.
Of course, this is a good thing for your romantic life. With weaker viruses and warmer weather, Spring is the perfect time for some serious alone time with your significant other.
Take the Time to Enjoy Your Significant Other's Company This Spring
If you happen to feel let down after the end of Valentine's Day, you needn't be. Of course, there is a whole year to trudge through before you get to that special day in February when you get to go on dates, have a romantic getaway, and get showered with gifts and affection, but Spring is around the corner. Outlined above are the reasons why Spring is the most romantic season of the year, and it should be embraced.