Here are 7 surprising facts about the actual science of love and heartbreak.

The few times he gets up the nerve to approach her, something gets in the way and messes things up. A lot of guys can sympathize, some more than others.

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There are male dating gurus who train men in the dark art of the female putdown.

They tell guys that playing hard to get is the way to make a woman fall head over heels; that women prefer men who behave like jerks, with a touch of humor thrown into the mix.

There is some truth to their claims: when we obtain what is hard to get, we appreciate it more.

Sensing signs of love from a jerk may feel like more of an achievement than from a guy who constantly dotes on us (or on any woman he lays his eyes on).

But these male dating gurus are not entirely right, either.

Behaving like a jerk for too long builds resentment.

Sometimes those negative feelings surface with a vengeance and we simply fall out of love, almost overnight.

Love advice spreads across the internet Gangnam-style, especially this time of year.

But much of the advice on love – and breakups, for that matter – is little more than urban legend.