8 Weird Things that Happen when You Fall in Love

Ah, to be in love...Ah, to be in love...Miley Cyrus may have recently announced her engagement, but the team that worked with her on The Last Song says they saw sparks from the very first on-set kiss that Miley shared with her now-fiance Liam Hemsworth. And turns out, sparks are a for-real phenomenon that create a whole lot of kooky changes in your brain and bod. Here are some of the biggies.

By Anna Davies

Your Brain Acts Like It's on Drugs
When you're falling in love, the rush of chemicals that flood your brain-oxytocin, dopamine, adrenaline and vasopressin-are similar to the types of chemicals released by heroin.

You May Get a Little Overshare-y
An hour ago, you were strangers. Now you're spilling how you slept with a stuffed bunny 'til you were 10. Your brain decides in 20 minutes whether or not a person is trustworthy-so feeling safe swapping stories is a good sign you're on your way to a solid bond.

You Get a Spine-Tingling Rush
You know those shivers that start when you hear an awesome song like "Rollin' in the Deep?" or see a beyond-beautiful sunset? Well, those same tinglies occur when you're crushing hard on a dude, too.

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Ryan Gosling? Meh.
When you're in love, guys you formerly thought were droolworthy "love drug" hormone oxytocin-which scientists theorize makes you feel more friendly and sociable.

You Get Less Headaches
Who needs ibuprophen? Research has found that oxytocin may actually minimize migraines.

Related: So, You're Dating a Guy Who Lives With His Parents...

You Can See It In Your Eyes
When you see someone you're attracted to, your pupils dilate. Even cooler? Research has found that people rate faces with larger pupils as more attractive than ones without, so all that eye contact is only making you hotter.

You Feel Less Stressed
Kissing decreases the stress hormone cortisol flowing through your bod, meaning a few makeout sessions can totally chill you out.

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