Here’s What Happens When You Stare Into Someone’s Eyes for 4 Minutes

Try to watch this without crying

It’s been claimed staring into just about anyone’s eyes for 4 minutes can make you fall in love with them. It can also apparently help heal rifts in long-lasting relationships.

The trouble is, it’s really, really hard to do without looking away. Watch as the couples try and then try it yourself.

In an experiment funded by Prudential life insurance asked husbands and wives, parents and children, and siblings to look into each others eyes for 4 minutes to see if it could in fact improve relationships. According to at least one study, it can.

If you’re wondering why a life insurance company cares about relationships, consider that loneliness is the number one factor in premature death.