Here’s What Happened After 6 Couples Were Asked To Look Into Each Other’s Eyes For 4 Minutes

Six couples. Four minutes. One wonderful result.

The New York Times published an article last month describing an experiment in which two people are made to stare into each other’s eyes for four uninterrupted minutes. It’s been theorized that at the end of the four minutes, each person should feel closer and more connected to the other, no matter their relationship to each other prior to the experiment.

Inspired by the article, YouTube’s SoulPancake recently gathered six couples to test out the theory. Among the couples they recruited was a pair of strangers, a duo on their fourth date and a married couple who’d been together for 55 years.


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