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I know this is silly, and something that shouldn't be invested in too deeply, but it's kind of interesting:

I've heard that large pupils are considered an attractive quality in a sort of subconscious way, and when you encounter someone you fancy your body will sometimes react and enlarge its pupils so that this person will in turn fancy you as well.

I'm not sure if this is true, does anyone have a better explanation?

I'm finding myself looking at peoples' eyes a lot more lately...

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Your pupils are the black bit in the middle of your eye, they change size depending on how much available light there is. The brighter, or more light there is, the smaller your pupil is. Dark.. the bigger. So.. its not really something you can control conciously. As to whether they change when you see someone you fancy, i mean perhaps when you are trying to see something better or more clearly...
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Besides the fact that they change with the light, certain chemicals in your brain affect them as well, such as THC and Alchohol...When you see someone you like your brain probably releases endorphins, which might in these cases cause your pupils to become larger. I guess it's one of those pheramone type deals where we are releasing them but don't realize that we are sending out a special perfume to attract a mate. Maybe our eyes do it too, they are of course the windows to our souls...

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i heard that too from my friend who took psychology, so i'm thinking it's true even though i haven't looked it up yet
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would anyone like to explain pheremones please? [Smile] just curious

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