"My heart skips a beat" meaning?

I'm talking about the love meaning not medical.. So you know in movies you see couples saying "my heart skips a beat when im around you" I honestly don't get it? Does your heart actually skip a beat when you're in love? I don't know if its just me but when i'm around my boyfriend... show more I'm talking about the love meaning not medical.. So you know in movies you see couples saying "my heart skips a beat when im around you" I honestly don't get it?

Does your heart actually skip a beat when you're in love?
I don't know if its just me but when i'm around my boyfriend my heart just beats really fast, i feel as if i can't breathe.

I don't get it when people say my heart skips a beat when they are in love? What exactly happens? because sometimes i question myself, am i actually in love or do i just think i am.
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