It all makes sense why the oldest trick in the book of watching a scary movie often leads to cuddling and holding onto a certain someone tightly.
If you are one of those who want the comfort of being snuggled cozily up inside and want to just enjoy some real chills from horror movies, all from the safety of your blankets, well we have got some news. But before that, imagine watching it with your loved one on a Friday night, that sounds amazing, doesn't it?
It has now been found out that couple who watch horror movies together have the happiest relationships. “When we’re scared, our brains pump out the feel-good chemical dopamine, the same chemical we release when we’re infatuated with someone. Your heart races and you can become addicted to that feeling—as the euphoric serotonin hormone also shoots up,” co-founder Michael Roizen, MD told YouBeauty.
And honestly, what better satisfaction in watching a horror movie when the words "Based On A True Story" flashes on the screens. This also comes from the research on a hypothetical bridge situation where a beautiful woman stands on two different sides of the bridge – one scary and one safe.
The researchers later made them walk along each bridge and this is followed by the woman giving them her phone number. It found out that the men who crossed the “scary” side of the bridge were more likely to give a call to the woman, than the ones who didn’t.
“If you’re watching a scary movie, you’ll attribute most of the arousal to the movie. It’s an easy explanation for why you’re scared out of your wits,” Psychology Advisor Dr. Markman, explained. “That said, when the movie is over, the arousal doesn’t disappear right away. You’ll still have some energy in your system. That energy is going to go into what is going on in your life.”
“If you do some scary activities the main thing it’s going to do is increase your overall arousal level. You are much more likely to be more passionate about anything when your arousal is high than when it’s low,” he added.
The expert said that there are other factors that determine how close a couple can get while watching a movie. Dopamine, snuggling, and vulnerability will help the couple to arouse romance and intimacy while watching the horror movie. It will also found out that those who regularly watch horror movies tend to be less stressed out people as compared to those who do not. And this also has a major impact on your relationships.
When a couple watches a horror movie together, they experience all kinds of emotions together and this keeps their relationship healthy and exciting. It all makes sense why the oldest trick in the book of watching a scary movie will more often than not will lead to cuddling and holding onto a certain someone tightly. And now, even science agrees to it.
So what are you waiting for? It is time to clean up your place, turn on Netflix or any other streaming platform and snuggle up cozily inside the blanket with your loved one because even science agrees that's one way to ensure you are happy with the loved ones.