When a man feels attraction for someone, he will usually make eye contact. This eye contact lasts longer than normal and will often turn into an interested gaze. This prolonged eye contact is an indication that feelings of attraction may be developing.
Like touch, eye contact triggers the release of oxytocin. When someone is attracted to you, they subconsciously will try engaging in lots of mutual eye contact. They do this to feel closer to you, and because they are interested in you and what you are saying.
Several visual cues can show you that a person likes you. If a persons eyes become moist, lights up, or glitter whenever they are around you, it may be a signal that they are attracted to you. Raised eyebrows after making eye contact is another body language that can show you that a person is into you.
The power of eye contact But, in general, appropriate eye contact can make you seem more confident, likable, attractive, trustworthy, attentive, and memorable. It also makes the recipient feel recognized, understood, and validated. Its a virtuous cycle. They believe that you like them, so they in turn like you.
Can you make too much eye contact? You can make too much eye contact and, as a result, come off as aggressive. As a rule of thumb, make as much eye contact with someone as that person makes with you. When you make eye contact, keep a friendly facial expression to not make the other person uncomfortable.
Prolonged eye contact is a good place to start. Researchers have found that most people in conversation give eye contact anywhere from 30 to 60 percent of the time, but couples who are in love look at each other 75 percent of the time when talking. Theyre also far slower to break eye contact when interrupted.
People normally keep eye contact 50% of the time when talking and 70% of the time when listening. Its common to break eye contact every 4-5 seconds. Every person you talk to is different, and its safest to keep as much eye contact with someone as they keep with you.
Breaking eye contact to look down is a submissive action, designed to look demure and inviting, while looking back up to re-initiate eye contact is a way of checking to see if you noticed and are still looking.
If you cant make eye contact with someone, it may mean that you feel intimidated or anxious around them. It can also mean youre feeling insecure, which can explain why you keep looking away.