Falling in love can make someone go out of their mind, and that isn't totally an exaggeration. The real, measurable changes in the brain that take place are absolutely fascinating. Really, the weird things that happen in men's brains when they fall in love are a bit surprising. You'll never look at a lovestruck dude quite the same way again.
When men fall in love, the brain changes are real and sometimes lasting. "And mating is as important to men as it is to women. Once a man's love and lust circuits are in sync, he falls just as head over heels in love as a woman — perhaps even more so," said Louann Brizendine, MD, in NPR. She literally wrote the book on this subject, appropriately titled The Male Brain.
Because love can be such a brain-changing experience, it's fascinating to take a deeper look at what's really going on in that head. If you've ever seen an otherwise aloof guy turn into a sweet, doting partner once he finds the right person, well, there's some science to back up that behavior. Fortunately, learning more about the mind's inner working doesn't make these behaviors any less charming or adorable. Smitten dudes in a healthy relationship are kind of wired to become so devoted.