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Is That a Look of Love...or Lust?

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The all too familiar question: “Where is this relationship going?”

Well, modern science has come a long way and it can now help ladies in knowing the answer to this question! How? By the eyes of course, the "portal to the soul" as some would say. A new study found that if you pay attention to your man’s eye movements, it could reveal whether he is in lust or in love. Find out what to look out for! 

The study looked at male and female students from the University of Geneva. They found that participants fixated more on a face when they perceived an image to evoke romantic love but that their gaze shifted to the rest of the body when an image seemed telling of sexual desire. 

"Although little is currently known about the science of love at first sight or how people fall in love, 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," said the study’s lead author Stephanie Cacioppo.


She also found that feelings of love and desire for sex were located in different parts of the brain. 

Her husband, John Cacioppo, a researcher at the University of Chicago, has joined her in her discoveries. He said the identifying eye patterns is what can help determine if it’s love or just desire.

"An eye-tracking paradigm may eventually offer a new avenue of diagnosis in clinicians’ daily practice or for routine clinical exams in psychiatry and/or couple therapy."

Will you be looking into your partner’s eyes more than usual tonight? Do you believe you can tell what he sees in you by staring at his eyes?

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