The chemistry of love: Oxytocin may drive monogamy in relationships

November 26, 2013 12:16 AM

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The chemistry of love: Oxytocin may drive monogamy in relationships

Come for the romance, stay for the oxytocin. That’s the neurobiological bottom line on monogamy, according to a new study.

Men spritzed with oxytocin, a hormone from the pituitary gland, showed a renewed attraction for the faces of their romantic partners, but not for equally attractive strangers, according to a study published online Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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