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New research shows lovers' heartbeats match-up when together




A couple jokes around in a mall selling Valentine's day gift items at Orchard Road on February 14, 2013 in Singapore. Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate love, romance and friendship and is celebrated worldwide annually in different ways on February 14.
A couple jokes around in a mall selling Valentine's day gift items at Orchard Road on February 14, 2013 in Singapore. Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate love, romance and friendship and is celebrated worldwide annually in different ways on February 14.
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Well whether you meet a mate online or off, new research suggests you may be syncing up with your partner in unexpected ways.

A new study out of UC Davis appears to confirm the wisdom of countless love songs: That two hearts in love really do beat as one.

Jonathan Helms is the romantic who decided this would be a good topic for some scientific research. He's a doctoral student in psychology at UC Davis and the lead author of this study.