Living in New York City is a perfectly terrifying, place to practice making eye contact, but I was up for the challenge.I started to do things like taking off my sunglasses when I was inside, and looking around the bar instead of huddling up with my girlfriends. I began to notice that when it came to my dating game, avoiding eye contact made me feel safe, and looking guys in the eye made me feel super vulnerable.If I had looked at the cute trainer instead of away, what would he have said to me?Thanks to a downward gaze and big sunglasses, I would never know.Prolonged eye contact is a powerful feature of body language.It particularly powerful in flirtation and the building of intimacy. But no aspect of body language is more remarkable than the eyes.
So, the next time you see a guy or girl you’re interested in, make eye contact. It may be uncomfortable at first, but for me, the payoff is always worth it.Or if someone’s dealing with a condition like dandruff or a pimple, they’ll be more withdrawn, to try not to draw attention to it (which is why Van Edwards partnered with Head & Shoulders to help women feel their most confident in the dating game).It might seem like a no-brainer, but eye contact makes all the difference—and it turns out that there are chemical reasons behind this.“A square jawline indicates high testosterone,” she says.Guys could alternatively show off their muscular forearms, wrists, and hands (also indicating manliness).