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Watch Six Pairs Stare Into Each Others' Eyes As A Love Experiment

If your heart hurts, it's probably because it just grew a few sizes.

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Can uninterrupted eye contact boost intimacy, even if people don't know each other well?

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Last month a New York Times writer recreated a psychologist's love experiment, which requires two people to gaze at each other for four straight minutes (and also answer 36 questions). The idea is that feeling vulnerable can cultivate closeness.

Soul Pancake collected a dozen people to recreate the visual portion and test this theory.

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The six pairs' relationship levels varied from meeting for the first time to being married for 55 years.

Have some tissues ready just in case.

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