Psychologist Arthur Aron and his wife psychologist Elaine Aron have studied love for over fifty years. They found that that by having couples answer a series of 3 sets of questions with each other and then having them stare into each other's eyes for four minutes was successful in creating intimacy. After the experiment, subjects reported a deep attraction and closeness with their partners. One couple even married six months later.
Soul Pancake recently put the eye staring theory to the test. They took six couples in different stages of their relationships and had them sit face to face and stare for 4 minutes. Watch the results.
Access the full PDF of Aron's Experimental Generation of Interpersonal Closeness here.