Eyes reveal what men really want

If he maintains eye contact for long periods, he is thinking of his date as a potential long-term partner. But if his gaze strays regularly from the face to the body, he is thinking of other – more short-term – things.

The study carried out by Dr Tom Currie of Tokyo University found that faces were far more important than bodies if men were seeking a life partner, the Daily Mail reported on Tuesday.

Psychologist Dr Anthony Little of Stirling University, told the UK daily: “If you are looking for long-term relationships you are looking for a friendly, humourous, co-operative pleasant partner – information we all get from faces.

“But when it comes to men and short-term relationships they are not so bothered about whether someone has a nice-looking face, the body becomes a bit more important. They shift their attention.” The conclusions were drawn from a study of 260 volunteers, equally divided between men and women.

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