I don’t know about you, but whenever I see a girl and a guy who are a legit couple or just started dating, I’m able to tell how much they are (or aren’t) fond of each other just by their way of locking eyes.

Regardless if you’re observing the special moment of prolonged eye contact in a movie or you’re experiencing it in person, you can feel the tension and sheer beauty of that moment.

You feel as if time has stopped, and you are the only two people left in the world.

Suddenly, you don’t notice anything and anyone around you because that moment of prolonged eye contact shifts you to a completely different dimension.

It’s like your body starts producing electricity, and you feel like you’re going to explode or be electrocuted every second.

I could keep describing the power of prolonged eye contact for days, and still, I wouldn’t even cover half of it.

If you’ve ever experienced the special moment of prolonged eye contact from a guy, you have probably asked yourself multiple questions, and you’re still looking for answers.

Whenever a guy locks his eyes with mine for a few seconds, I can’t help myself but think: OMG does this mean that he really likes me? Or maybe I have something in my eye? Am I imagining things, or is this really happening?

If I could stop overthinking for a second, I would be the happiest person in the world.

If you also feel the same way (and even if you don’t), today you’ll learn everything you need to know about the power of prolonged eye contact and why guys do it!

Eye contact is a powerful tool when it comes to catching someone’s attention.

man and woman making eye contact while standing near door

Yup. You know that moment when you enter a room full of people, and there is this one guy that you accidentally lock eyes with for a few seconds and then pretend like nothing happened?

I personally hate when this happens to me because it makes me feel vulnerable. Whenever I make prolonged eye contact with someone (especially a stranger), I feel like I’m naked.

It took me a while to realize that this actually makes perfect sense. The reason why I feel naked is because I’m literally staring at the other person with my bare soul.

They say that eyes are the window to the soul, and now I realize how true that cliché actually is.

Now let’s get back to that moment when you enter a room full of people, and that one guy is making prolonged eye contact with you from a distance.

Your body and mind start giving you mixed signals, your body language “goes wild,” and you can’t get rid of that warm feeling filled with anticipation and tension.

You continue acting as if nothing happened, but inside you’re burning from the desire to FIND OUT exactly why this happened.

Was it intentional or by accident? Is it possible to experience prolonged eye contact with someone you’re not interested in?

Here’s why a guy uses prolonged eye contact with you:

Prolonged eye contact is a sign of intense attraction.

man and woman making eye contact while standing near water

Yup, ladies. No one in the whole wide world would establish intense eye contact if there weren’t the slightest trace of attraction, affection, or whatever you want to call it.

These things don’t happen by chance.

Regardless if you’re in a relationship, dating, or they’re a complete stranger, the reason why he used prolonged eye contact is because something motivated him to do so, and that something is attraction.

Now, there are different types of attraction, and it all depends on how well you know each other.

If you’ve never met each other, your eye contact won’t be that intense, but still, you might experience those cheerful butterflies in your stomach and the feeling of warmth.

Prolonged eye contact could be another way of defining love at first sight.

They say that soulmates connect through the eyes. Two souls recognize their soulmate by locking eyes. I personally have never experienced it, but some of my friends and other close people have.

They described the feeling as being struck by lightning. I hope to experience the same thing one day. Till then, I’ll just say that eye contact is definitely one of the most powerful things in the world.

If you’re in a relationship, intense eye contact symbolizes deep trust, a powerful connection, and ultimate affection.

There are lots of things he’s trying to tell you by using prolonged eye contact, and one of them is feeling grateful for having you in his life.

It’s when his love for you is so powerful that he can’t express it in words. You can see in his eyes how much he loves you without him even saying a word. When I was in a relationship, this was my favorite part.

I would lie next to my partner and look him deeply in the eyes for hours. Sometimes we would start laughing after a few seconds because staring at each other’s souls is not as easy as it seems.

It takes courage to be open and honest with each other. It takes time and patience to connect with each other on so many levels.

If you’ve just started dating, intense eye contact is a surefire sign that your romance is evolving.

You can expect intense eye contact to happen on the first date, second, or tenth. There are no rules here. Every romance develops at its own pace.

So, if you just started dating and you already had special moments of intense eye contact, this is a great sign that your romance is turning into something more meaningful.

It is a sign that you’re developing a strong attraction toward each other, and it’s only a matter of time until you’ll become a legit couple and start saying those three words.

Prolonged eye contact is also a sign of confidence.

man and woman making eye contact while standing on the street

Have you ever met a shy person or someone with low levels of self-confidence locking eyes with you? It might happen sometimes, but chances are really low.

So, if a guy makes prolonged eye contact with you, this also means that he’s self-confident. You may not think of it at first because you’ll be too busy thinking about other things like Does he like me or not?

Look at it this way: This confident man wants you to notice that he’s looking at you.

If he weren’t interested in you at all, he wouldn’t bother looking at you. It’s as simple as that, so no need to overthink it.

Now, allow me to express my appreciation for self-confident men who know how to display affection.

I personally think that there’s nothing hotter than that. When a guy gives me that intense look, I can’t help myself but instantly shiver (of course, if I like him back).

Here’s an interesting hypothesis: You might not be aware of the fact that he’s self-confident, but you know it on a subconscious level. So, maybe that’s the reason why you start liking that one guy you wouldn’t notice under regular circumstances? Hmm…

I’m not a relationship expert, but I know one thing: Intense eye contact can both mess up your life or make it a fairy tale.

You cannot know which one of the two you’ll experience until you connect with them on a deeper level.

Here are some interesting FACTS about the power of eye contact:

man and woman making eye contact while sitting on car's trunk

Did you know that maintaining eye contact encourages others to be more honest with you?

If you have ever tried lying to someone while looking them in the eye, then you know how hard, if not impossible, that is.

There is something interesting about it. When we don’t look someone in the eye, we find it easier to lie to them.

But when we do, we suddenly feel as if their soul is judging us through their eyes. It’s funny because it’s true.

Eye contact helps others to remember your words and actions.

When we establish eye contact when communicating, this helps us remember everything they say or do during a conversation.

Why? Probably because locking eyes makes the conversation more meaningful and memorable.

If you want to know how a person is really feeling, their eyes will tell you.

This is my favorite fact. We often rely too much on other people’s body language but somehow keep neglecting what their eyes are telling us.

If you ask someone how they feel, their words can tell you anything, but you’ll know the truth when you look into their eyes.

“Eye contact is way more intimate than words will ever be.” – Faraaz Kazi

man and woman making eye contact while standing outdoor during sunset

Indeed, eyes can tell us when someone likes us (or dislikes us), when they’re happy or sad, and much more.

Eyes can tell us things that words will never be able to. It takes an open and honest heart to be able to lock eyes with someone and allow them to see into their soul.