Chocolate has long been the “go to” treat when it comes to romance. And why shouldn’t it be? Chocolate melts at 97F (just below body temperature) and therefore literally melts in your mouth. Logically that means it would also melt anywhere else on your body…
Chocolate also contains two very important chemicals that can enhance the romance – tryptophan (think turkey) and phenylethylamine. Tryptophan gets a bad reputation thanks to the turkey dinner myth but believe me, finding a candy treat with tryptophan will bode well for you. Your body uses trytophan to make serotonin. Serotonin stimulates the secretion of endorphins. Endorphins make us feel good. Enough said.
Phenylethylamine stimulates (that’s what we are going for here) the brain’s “pleasure centres” and enhances our feelings of attraction, excitement and giddiness. Here’s an interesting and very relevant fact - phenylethylamine reaches peak levels during orgasm.
You can read more scientific facts about how great chocolate generally is in this article Top Ten Scientific Reasons Why Chocolate Is The World’s Most Perfect Food but you might want to save the reading for afterwards. Get out there and buy that meaningful candy treat for your partner. And by meaningful we mean meaningful for your partner, not meaningful for what it can do for you. So if chocolate means something to him/her, you have a win/win situation. If not, just remember that feeling loved and appreciated by someone produces feelings that can never be reproduced by chocolate. And the effects are much longer lasting.
NOTES: By meaningful we mean something that means something to your partner whether it be a candy treat s/he simply loves and rarely gets to have, if it is his/her favourite colour, was his/her favourite as a child, was something the two of you ate on your first date, etc.
For long distance couples, you obviously cannot buy and get the candy treat to your partner on the same day. That is fine. The important part is that you make the effort to go out and get one. What you do from there is up to you. Best thing to do is at least take a picture of what you got and send the picture to him/her. If you want to send it in the mail, then go ahead. If it will not spoil before the next time you get to see him/her, save it and let him/her enjoy it then. If not possible, get together on video chat and eat the treats together. You will not be eating the treat intended for you but maybe you will learn a little more about the treat that means so much to your partner. No matter what you decide to do with the treats after the purchase, make sure to enjoy each other regardless.