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This article was published on December 2, 2014

    This is what your heart rate looks like when you propose

    This is what your heart rate looks like when you propose
    Owen Williams
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    Owen Williams

    Former TNW employee

    Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

    An intrepid Redditor has bravely done what none of us had done before: measure their heart rate while proposing to their partner.

    In a post on the ‘data is beautiful’ subreddit, user Sesipikai shared a graph of their heart rate spanning around 40 minutes before and after proposing.

    The results are about what you’d expect; a nervously high heart rate massively jumping when it was time to actually propose (and dropping while eating ice cream).

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    Sesipikai said in the comments that the heart rate was monitored using a Sports tracker HRM2 belt while visiting the Colosseum in Rome and the data was compiled using Microsoft Excel.

    ➤ Heart rate (bpm) during marriage proposal [Reddit]

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