New Study Says Being Drunk In Love Might Be A Real Thing

Beyonce knew it, science confirmed it.

According to a new study published in the journal Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, being drunk and being in love feel pretty much the same to our brains, Medical Daily reports.

The study noted the similarities between the effects of oxytocin (the chemical compound your brain produces when you are crazy in love with someone) and alcohol (the thing you drink because you are crazy in love with someone and it feels great and also awful) and saw that both lowered inhibitions, particularly during stressful situations, which could be why we often feel fearless once we're in a relationship.

That said, there are some drawbacks. Like alcohol, not every one of oxytocin's effects are positive, as it can also create aggression, jealousy, selfishness, and increase the amount of trust you feel for another person (which, if misplaced, could be dangerous).

So basically, alcohol and love can be very dangerous things, as Beyoncé foretold.

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.

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