NCBI ROFL: Scientifically proven dating tips for the ladies.

By ncbi rofl | September 23, 2011 7:00 pm

Women’s eye contact and men’s later interest: two field experiments.

“Previous studies indicated various nonverbal behaviors including eye contact of women are associated with men’s approach; however, duration of the eye contact was not tested. In Exp. 1, a female confederate established eye-contact of 3 sec. or 1 sec. with a man when entering a bar. Duration of returned glance was the dependent variable. Analysis showed mean duration of the return glance was statistically shorter in the 1-sec. condition. In Exp. 2, the confederate made eye contact with a man and looked at him less than 1 sec., 2 sec., or 4 sec. The presence versus absence of smile was the dependent variable. Longer duration of eye contact was associated with an increase of smiling.”

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