It’s Valentine’s Day on a school night so you may end up ordering in and snuggling up with a romantic movie, but which one to choose? A British online movie rental company LOVEFiLM examined couples watching romantic movies for neurological responses.
“When a couple watch a romance together each person mistakenly attributes a part of the adrenaline buzz produced by the film to the presence of their partner,” said neuropsychologist David Lewis, of Mindlab International, which analysed the reactions.
“Couples are far more likely to touch, hold, hug and kiss one another than couples watching a less emotional film,” Dr Lewis said.
“LOVEFiLM editor Helen Cowley added: “Our research shows that romantic movies can cause a romantic reaction, which is why snuggling up with a carefully chosen film is the perfect way to spend time together this Valentine’s Day.”
“The Top 10
1. Love Actually
2. The Notebook
4. Notting Hill
5. Dirty Dancing”
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Do you agree with this list? Do you buy this study? Do you think couples are more touchy, feely when an emotional movie is on? What movies would you rank as the most romantic?