Your pulse quickens even though you haven’t been running. A tingle runs down your spine at the slightest touch. You feel giddy with joy when he or she is near, black despair when you are apart, and your heart feels like it could break into a million pieces at the thought of losing him or her forever. Yes, when you fall in love, it could feel as though your heart were subject to a series of mild attacks. Why else would you feel shortness of breath, anxiety, and yearning at the same time?

In the latest Thai romance film Heart Attack, 30-year-old freelance graphic designer Yoon finds himself afflicted with a strange rash after pulling five consecutive all-nighters. At the emergency department in the wee hours of the morning, he meets a young resident who sends his heart pounding a little faster every time he goes back for a check-up.

Inspired by Yoon and Doctor Imm, we’ve thought up of five ways a member of the opposite sex can give you a mild heart attack.

1. When you are just close by enough to smell her, but not close enough to get what you want.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were said to have met and fallen in love on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith. (Photo credit: thetimes.co.uk)

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were said to have met and fallen in love on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith. (Photo credit: thetimes.co.uk)

Creatures from mice to moths give off chemical signals to entice potential mates, but do humans? If any perfume advertisement worth its salt can be believed, you’d think that a pheromone-laden fragrance would instantly make you a babe magnet. The jury – or rather, scientists – are still out on the role pheromones play in human mating, but it’s certain that smell is part of the suite of chemical signals emitted from our bodies which could subliminally sway our choice. When two people are still in the initial heady throes of courtship, even just sitting or dancing close enough to inhale each other’s perfume can send one into a tizzy. The scent of your partner evokes just enough mystery to make you want to unwrap those layers, get what I mean?

2. When he tells you that he can’t wait until the next date to see you again.

Remember Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth in Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason? (Photo credit: www.dailymail.co.uk)

Remember Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger) and Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) in Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason? (Photo credit: www.dailymail.co.uk)

Remember how cute Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth were as a couple in Bridget Jones Diary: The Edge Of Reason? He had just spent the night at her apartment and just moments after kissing each other goodbye at the doorstep, she whips out her handphone to text him “I miss you already.” But there’s no need; he’s already close behind her, telling her the same. Awwww!

3. When he rescues you.

Edward saves Bella in Twilight Photo credit: www.india-forums.com

Edward saves Bella from being crushed by cars in Twilight.
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You may not fancy being a damsel in distress, but I like a gentleman to swoop in and catch my elbow, say, when I’m about to totter over those deathly five-inch heels, or being knocked down by a speeding car driven too near the pavement. Or offering to carry my bag without being asked to, when it is obviously heavy. Other acts of chivalry, such as bringing me a glass of water when I am absolutely dying of thirst, also apply.

4. When he presses you against the wall for a kiss.

The famous elevator scene in Fifty Shades Of Grey. (Photo credit: rockpaperwatchfiles.wordpress.com)

The famous elevator scene in Fifty Shades Of Grey. (Photo credit: rockpaperwatchfiles.wordpress.com)

It’s hot and so intense (more so when taken by surprise). The danger of doing something naughty and getting caught escalates the thrill. Held captive with nowhere to run, there’s nothing to do but to succumb to raw lust. But if you’re a guy, don’t try this unless you are 110 per cent sure that she will like it, okay? Other than the fact that Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey has set the gold standard for pinning a girl to the wall and kissing her passionately, you could get sued for sexual harassment if your crush doesn’t feel the same way as you do.

5. The very moment you steal a glance at him, he returns your gaze and smiles at you and you only.

Co stars of Heart Attack, Yoon (Sunny Suwanmethanon) and Dr. Im (Davika Hoorne) Photo credit: GTH film

Co-stars of Heart Attack, Yoon (Sunny Suwanmethanon) and Dr. Imm (Davika Hoorne)
Photo credit: GTH film

Isn’t it such a relief that he’s looking back at you, not at something else (e.g. some hottie) which happens to be located in your general direction? And if you’re the kind who knows in an instant when someone across the room is eyeballing you, aren’t you glad that it’s the one that you like? (If it’s not, you’d probably never look up anyway, right?) It’s called chemistry. Sparks fly when two people lock eyes on each other and no words are needed.

This heart fluttering eye contact is exactly what happens in Heart Attack! Watch this trailer and catch the moment when Yoon (Sunny Suwanmethanon) meets Dr Imm (Davika Hoorne) for the first time during his first consultation with her.

YOON OVERWORK

Yoon is an overworked freelance graphic artist. Photo credit: GV.com.sg

Heart Attack stars Sunny Suwanmethanon from I Fine and Davika Hoorne from Pee Mak.

HEARTATTACK

Catch Heart Attack on October 15. Photo credit: GV.com.sg

Sources: www.scientificamerican.com