When you fall in love, it's more than just an emotional thing. The human body can experience chemical and physiological reactions as you fall in love with someone else. And while some of these reactions and experiences are only temporary, others can linger a little bit longer if the relationship progresses and lasts long-term. If you're in a relationship and wondering how your partner might respond to falling in love, there will be some physical responses, some noticeable and some not so noticeable. There are some ways the male heart and body react to falling in love, according to a cardiologist, that you might want to know, but that can be applicable for the female heart and body as well.
"The complexity of the emotions elicited by being attracted to someone else will eventually lead to reactions fairly similar to stimulant drugs," Dr. Ida Mazza, MD, a board-certified cardiologist at Tenet Florida Physician Services, tells Romper by email. "The reason is a series of truly fascinating chemical reactions which occur throughout the nervous and endocrine system which generate the 'euphoria' associated to love and attraction."
In addition to these chemical reactions, Mazza says that there are some physical reactions and responses affiliated with falling in love that affect both the heart and body (that are often tied to the chemical and hormonal responses). From general cardiovascular health to the immune system, blood pressure, pain tolerance, and more, there are a number of ways that a male (or female) heart and body is affected when they fall in love.