You’ve been blatantly flirting with the cute guy at the gym for months. The chemistry is there, but for some reason, things haven’t gone beyond the post-workout smoothie at your gym’s snack bar. Never fear, TikTok is here. According to user Sophie-Rose Lloyd, this one psychology love eye trick can turn your flirty relationship from Cady Heron and Aaron Samuels to Noah Calhoun and Allie Hamilton in a matter of seconds. Find out how.

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What is the psychology love eye trick?

The psychology love eye trick is a coy technique that supposedly stops your crush dead in their tracks and gets them to fall in love. (Hmm. Sounds…too good to be true.) To execute the psychology love eye trick, simply look at your crush’s left eye, then down to their chin/lips, then to their right eye. This should all happen in a matter of seconds—you don’t want to get caught staring at their chin for too long, they’ll think they have food or something stuck there. “You want to make sure you’re in a one-on-one conversation with this person,” Lloyd instructed. “It may not work if you’re in a group because their attention will be on all the people around the table.” Another tidbit for maximum efficiency: Make sure they’re the ones talking so a) they maintain eye contact and b) you don’t get distracted and they notice you doing it.

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Okay, is the psychology love eye trick really effective?

According to Lloyd, she has tried the trick on people she liked and even friends with success. However, she says the trick is only effective on people you have been talking to already and have shown mutual interest. Sorry, that means your cute new neighbor, the delivery guy at your favorite pizza place and the new bartender at your neighborhood pub will be utterly unaffected if you try it on them.

It’s also worth noting that there is no actual trick to make someone fall in love with you (outside of charming them with your dazzling personality and your gentle, kind heart, of course). What may get people hooked during a one-on-one conversation is actually the eye contact you’re making, not necessarily the psychology love eye trick itself.

“For many people, [eye contact] is a sign of interest…Holding someone’s gaze is one of the easiest ways to acknowledge to another person that you notice their existence and consider them a valuable human,” says Better Help. “So it's no wonder that making eye contact with someone immediately boosts your attractiveness in their perception. People tend to like those who like them.”

Psychology Today also revealed there is some scientific backing as to why eye contact increases the level of attraction, stating, “Elevated oxytocin levels increase mutual eye gaze and provide a sense of well-being, which then increases mutual attraction. Oxytocin also increases pupil dilation, which indicates interest. The wider the dilation, the more attraction people feel toward one another.” So, the key here is to maintain eye contact. If you’ve tried the psychology eye trick with no success, try simply looking into your crush’s eyes as they speak. It will work just as well, if not better.

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