Before he departed on extended holiday, lucky sod, to the far east Jeff would often engage is a little Friday Blog Love, so when I say this I thought of him. Don't worry Ann not in that way.
Apparently those clever scientists have found evidence that the early highs of love are still present and reachable by those who have been together for 20 years. Ah bless. When showing pictures of their loves ones there was as much passion detected in brain scans in those long term couples as those deemed to be in the first throws of love.
Previous research had shown that the rollercoaster ride of mood swings and obsessions deemed to fill the first stages of romance started to fade after 15 months, and that after 10 years the chemical tide would have ebbed away. But this latest research into what the scientists call "swan couples" ie that they've mated for life shows that the emotions they had at the start are still as real 20 years on.
So folks it appears that there is still hope for love and passion in this world. Sadly while the Times headline says that scientists have unearthed the secret of love it doesn't tell us how to get started on the right track.
Back to the research people, quick, quick.