How long does it take a man to fall in love?
Apparently less than 10 seconds, according to a report in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior.
Scientists claim it takes men just 8.2 seconds to fall head over heels. They say the longer a man gazes at a woman – the more interested he is, the U.K.’s Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday.
For the study, scientists used hidden cameras to secretly track the eye movements of 115 students as they spoke to actors and actresses.
They found men looked into the eyes of actresses they considered beautiful for an average of 8.2 seconds, but that dropped to 4.5 seconds when they were looking at someone they were not attracted to. The researchers believe that men use eye contact to seek out fit and fertile partners.
However, it’s not the same story when it comes to women. Scientists said they let their eyes linger on men for the same length of time whether they found them attractive or not.