According to a recent study from the University of Singapore, not only are humans hardwired to associate love with sweetness, but we even perceive the things we eat and drink as sweeter when we think about romance.
The first experiment involved having volunteers rate on a scale of 1-7 how much a particular emotion -- love, jealousy, passion, sadness and betrayal -- is associated with a particular taste -- sweet, sour, bitter, salty and spicy. The second experiment asked volunteers, "If love were a taste, what taste would it be?" and had them write down at least two tastes that came to mind. The same question was asked for jealousy, sadness, betrayal, and passion.
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In both experiments, participants paired love with sweetness, while jealousy was most often coupled with sourness and bitterness.
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