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  • They say you can tell a lot about someone by looking in their eyes.

  • And when it comes to having a crush, theyre right.

  • That's awkward.

  • Hey love bugs, I'm Trace.

  • When youre looking at someone you like, I mean, like like, your body actually changes in a variety of ways.

  • And one of the things that happens is you go all googly-eyed.

  • No really, your pupils dilate.

  • Your pupil size is controlled by your autonomic nervous system,

  • which regulates all of your involuntary actions like breathing, heart rate, and sweating.

  • A branch of this system called the sympathetic nervous system, or SNS,

  • is responsible for your body’s fight or flight mechanism.

  • This mechanism acts up when youre under stress, like when youre talking to your crush,

  • and releases the hormone noradrenaline, causing your pupils to dilate.

  • This same hormone also causes you to sweat more and your heart to beat faster around someone you like.

  • And having dilated pupils might actually serve a purpose.

  • Another study published in 2004 in Evolution and Human Behavior supported these findings

  • and also showed that women were more attracted to men with medium or large sized pupils.

  • Even as far back as 500 years ago in Italy, women trying to attract men would put the

  • extract of the belladonna plant into their eyes to dilate their pupils.

  • Today, we just use photoshop.

  • Another sign of attraction is that flushed look on your face anytime you get up the courage to talk to someone you like.

  • Blushing is also a result of your SNS, which causes the blood vessels in your face to dilate,

  • increasing blood flow and giving you rosy red cheeks.

  • It’s more common in women than men, and although there are a few theories as to why this happens,

  • scientists still aren’t clear on the purpose of blushing.

  • But even if you aren’t the blushing type,

  • your crush might still be able to tell that you like them when you speak to them.

  • There have been numerous studies done on what happens to your voice when you are attracted to someone

  • and they all seem to agree that your voice changes,

  • but they don't necessarily agree on how.

  • According to a 2014 study published in Evolution and Human Behavior,

  • males speak in a more melodic fashion when they are talking with someone they like almost the way you might speak to a baby,

  • and also they deepen their voice.

  • Another study published in Nonverbal Behavior supports this,

  • noting that both sexes had lower pitched voices when they were talking to someone they found attractive.

  • Excuse me, young lady, youre looking awfully nice tonight!”.

  • Maybe I should work on that.

  • In both those studies, participants looked at potential partners that they found attractive.

  • But a study done on people in relationships had different results.

  • Research published in the Journal of Nonverbal Behavior took people in new relationships

  • and had strangers listen in on their conversations.

  • The strangers had to guess if the subjects were talking to platonic friends or romantic partners.

  • Listeners noted that the tones people used with their partners were, quote,

  • more pleasant, sexier, and reflecting greater romantic interest”.

  • They also found that males and females both changed their voice to closely match or mimic the other's tone.

  • Males spoke with a higher pitch, while ladies deepened their voices.

  • It’s almost as if they were trying to come together in harmony and make sweet, sweet beautiful music.

  • So obviously, more research is needed to tell exactly how and why your voice changes when you're talking to your crush.

  • Just remember that even if youre trying to play it cool, youre still giving off physical cues that you're one smitten kitten.

  • And if things get serious, remember for 100 years every kiss begins with Kay.

  • Once you and your crush have finally gotten past the awkward beginnings,

  • you might be ready for some cuddle bug time.

  • Check out this video to find out how spooning is good for your health.

  • How do you guys react when you see your crush?

  • Let us know in the comments, make sure you subscribe for more DNews and thanks for watching.

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