When I make eye contact with this guy it usually does not last too long, but I really want to let him know I find him attractive and think I should send him a smile. How do I do this when I feel so awkward and with the eye contact not lasting a looong time?
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When you wanna send a signal, you wanna hold eye contact a little longer than is comfortable, but not forever. Eye contact is intense: you can really tell a lot about someone's mood and world from their eyes. We all feel a little vulnerable and scared to have someone really looking. Vulnerability and fear are part of the road to intimacy: just don't overdo it.
And a smile doesn't have to be long and lingering with lots of eye contact to get the point across. Try smiling and holding eye contact until you feel uncomfortable, then just a few seconds longer. The whole staring into someone's eyes thing only comes when you really trust each other and have a history together.1