In the past, live performers used to play pieces entitled ‘ode to joy’ or, ‘ode to sadness.’ These pieces of symphonic music induced real emotions amongst listeners. The rooms used to be full of visible emotions such as courtship, anger, melancholy, etc.
However, music’s changed now. Musical clips can’t surely impact us or our relationships, right? Wrong!
Our body and our minds respond to tempo, rhythmic changes, lyrical interpretations, and everything else we find in both modern and classical music.
Here’s how music affects us and our relationships –
The Single Phase
Long before you’re even in a relationship, your music taste can impact your chances of attracting members of the opposite sex. For instance, sexually aggressive songs, can make men feel misogynistic. Similarly, men-hating songs induce negative thoughts in female brains, especially the way they view the men in their lives.
Quite possibly one of the first dates or meetings you share with your partner will be marked with a soundtrack.
Rare moments of intimacy (e.g., the first flirtation or the first kiss) are registered in special regions of our brains.
These memories become ostensibly linked to whatever music we were listening to during that time.
That’s why many people have certain soundtracks or songs that remind them of the ‘happiest days.’