Buzz·Posted on Feb 14, 2015Watch Six Pairs Stare Into Each Others' Eyes As A Love ExperimentIf your heart hurts, it's probably because it just grew a few sizes.by Kasia GalazkaBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Can uninterrupted eye contact boost intimacy, even if people don't know each other well? Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Soul Pancake / Via youtube.com 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. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Soul Pancake / Via youtube.com The six pairs' relationship levels varied from meeting for the first time to being married for 55 years. After some uncomfortable fidgeting, you can see their unease start to melt away. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Soul Pancake / Via youtube.com I'm not crying, you are! Have some tissues ready just in case. View this video on YouTube youtube.com And check out BuzzFeed's version of the experiment here.