• Five ways your girl makes you a better person

Five ways your girl makes you a better person

By Cassie Shortsleeve

Your girlfriend could be rubbing off on you: lovers’ hearts beat as one, according to new research from the University of California, Davis. But it’s not as creepy as it sounds!

In a recent study, the scientists measured the heart rates of 32 couples who stared at each other for 3 minutes without touching or speaking.

The result: close companions showed similar heart rate patterns and breathed in and out around the same times. What’s more, when the participants swapped partners (fun!), heart rates and breathing patterns didn’t match anymore.

Researchers think that when you and your mate are in sync emotionally, it also manifests through other channels, like physiological responses. And if that’s not bizarre enough, here are four more weird effects she has on you. Don’t worry: most of them are good!

Feb 27, 2013

Five ways your girl makes you a better person

New studies have found she really is your better half

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  1. Sir Lofty08:34am Monday 18th March 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Dont wait Julia go now why wait for the embarrassment

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  2. David11:12pm Sunday 17th March 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    My beautiful girl made me a better person. Sonya made my life complete that I felt like if i were to die tomorrow then I have already achieved all my passion.

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  3. Gomez Addams08:53pm Sunday 10th March 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    If Cupid's Arrow is that powerful; why is the divorce rate hovering around 40%. When the reason for failure is acknowledged, success in relationships can be approached using common sense rationality.

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  4. 09:42am Saturday 02nd March 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    What? why didn't they include;the over-sensitivity, the gold-digging, frivolous sexual assault claims and of course, "i need more space" assertion? Ok, #$%$ i'll give you more space.Stay the hell away from me.

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  5. Dan03:44pm Thursday 28th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Do I have to get a girlfriend to make me a better person if I'm gay? lol.

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  6. Glib09:33pm Wednesday 27th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Only 5 ? What garbage.

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