The slide and settle is a quick movement - the whole thing’s over in 10-15 seconds – but it’s impressively accurate.Eye movement studies show we look at different parts of other people’s faces depending on the situation and level of attractiveness.This effectively says, ‘You instantly attracted me and you’re still the pick of the room even after I’ve checked out the competition.’One other point while we’re on the topic of eye slides – if you’re interested, it’s best to break the very first eye contact made by dropping your eyes straight down, then directly up again to lock eyes after a few seconds.
Try a two-eyed wink for variation by blinking in slow motion, consciously slowing it down to half or a third of the normal speed (the average blink lasts one fortieth of a second).
Fellas, if you're in your 50s, single and dating (and feeling like you're not getting anywhere), consider this a little friendly feedback from the ladies.
Prolonged eye contact produces intense emotional reactions regardless of whether it’s a fist or a pair of lips heading your way.
It activates the nervous system, raises our heart rate and blood flow and stimulates the production of certain hormones.
With lovers and people we fancy, the triangle broadens even further, dropping below the mouth to include the breasts and other good bits like the genitals.
The more intense the flirting, the more concentrated the eye contact becomes at certain parts of the triangle.Eye to eye contact becomes fast, furious and constant, seconded by long periods spent staring at the mouth.Our eyes spend the rest of the time making little side journeys to the bits at the bottom of the triangle.As intense emotion almost always produces tears, it stands to reason our blink rate increases when we’re incredibly happy, sad, attracted or excited as the eye tries to clear excess liquid.Nudge, nudge, wink, wink jokes and Carry On films have turned a once sexy flirt tool into a bit of a joke.Maybe you've heard it all before, maybe it doesn't apply to you, maybe you've got the dating thing down -- it doesn't matter.