How Long to Fall in Love? 8.2 Seconds

A man's gaze can indicate his intentions: study
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Mar 26, 2009 10:15 AM CDT
Wait for it. If the stare lasts 8.2 seconds, the man may just be in love, a new study shows.   (Shutter stock)

(Newser) – Is he in love? Grab a stopwatch to know: At first encounter, the length of man’s gaze betrays his interest in a woman, a study of 115 students’ eye movements has uncovered. Four seconds say he’s unimpressed, but 4.2 more and he may be in love, the Telegraph reports. Researchers say the tactic—used exclusively by men—helps them find fertile mates.