Did you know just looking into each other’s eyes can make complete strangers fall in love?
Check out this cool article about some facts on love. Let’s focus on #19:
The eyes are the mirrors of our souls, as they say, so there’s probably no surprise that simply looking into each others’ eyes can make us fall for each other, even if we don’t know jack about each other. It has been proven that when someone is gazing at you, the person’s body produces a chemical called phenylethylamine, which is associated with the fight-or-flight response. So if you decide to continue looking at each other, you’re asking for Cupid’s arrow. (info)
Have you ever had that really intimate moment with a stranger where your gaze lasted a little longer than is socially comfortable? It’s kinda awkward and kinda exciting all at once. I know now that I’m married, I like to stare at Nate a lot. Even without saying a word, I feel closer to him just with those prolonged glances.
If you can’t muster up a smile to go along with the prolonged eye contact, at least let your eyes do the smiling:) The more your eyes are smiling, the less creepy your glances will be.
Here’s an idea of how to smile with your eyes:
It takes a tiny bit of squinting with your eyes, like you’re up to something a little mischievous. A tiny grin about to form always helps too.
Here’s what it might look like if you’re not smiling with your eyes:
You don’t want to look like you’re angry or displeased. The object of your prolonged gaze will not know what to think.
Whatever you do, don’t give a blank stare, like you’re looking right through a person. That’s creepy.
I know it sounds silly, but you should practice smiling with your eyes in the mirror, that way you know what is coming across when you look at strangers. Self awareness is crucial. Are you going to try it? I wanna know how it worked! How did the stranger respond? I’d love to know:)