Look At THIS Part Of His Body To Find Out If It's Love Or Lust (Yes, Really!)

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Study Says Looking At His Eye Movement Reveals If It's Love Or Lust
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It's science!

If eyes are the window to the soul, then eye movement is a dead giveaway of what a stranger is looking for as they shift their gaze while talking to you.

Not that we should be totally surprised, because eyes say a lot about someone's intentions. I mean, look at Crazy Eyes from Orange is the New Black. There's a lot to be deduced from her adorably wonky stare.

Now a study conducted at the University of Chicago has found that you — yes, you! — can "definitively" figure out if a new guy just wants to have some sexy fun or is looking for something meaningful and long-lasting ... by just watching their eye movements! 

First, we had to focus on body language to be able to tell what a possible love interest might be thinking, and now this?

It's so much work trying to scoop up a boyfriend (or even a one-night stand)!

So, how can you tell if a guy really likes you? Easy!

Making eye contact, even for the briefest of moments, means you're looking to connect with someone on an emotional level, whereas eyes looking downward at the body instead of in the other person's eyes means their desire for sex is more prominent.

I always thought that looking downward was something people just naturally did when they were bored with a conversation, because it seemed more polite to look at their body than to completely stare off into the distance. But, based on this, I've been telling men, women and everyone in between that I want them, because I get bored easily. Well then ...

Lead author of the study, Stephanie Cacioppo, explains that although this research doesn't scientifically prove love at first sight, or even why people fall in love with each other, "These patterns of response provide the first clues regarding how automatic attentional processes, such as eye gaze, may differentiate feelings of love from feelings of desire toward strangers."

To prove their scientific theory, students were given two sets of black and white photos.

The first set contained heterosexual couples engaging with each other in a not necessarily romantic way and the second set showed members of the opposite sex staring directly into the camera. The students were then asked to decide if the mood of those in the photos was erotic or romantic.

Through the analysis of the eye movements, both the men and women participating in the study concentrated on the faces in the photos when saying the mood was one of romance, and, in contrast, focused more on the bodies when deciding that what they were witnessing in the images was a desire for sex.

And voila! The proof is pretty much in the bag.

It goes without saying that these findings don't mean these outcomes are guaranteed every time you either make eye contact or catch someone starting at a part of your body other than your eyes.

But, I guess, for those out on the prowl, learning to read eye movement, just like learning to read body language, brings them one step closer to figuring out this whole crazy "love or lust" thing.

Once we've mastered that, there's no telling what we can conquer next.

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