Eyes Really Do Adore Attractive People

Ever feel like people are staring at you? According to a recent study, you may be so beautiful that eyes are subconsciously compelled to lock onto your loveliness.

A Florida State University research team had heterosexual men and women look at photos of both very good-looking and average-looking people, timing how promptly and how long they fastened their eyes to each picture. The single participants couldn't help but instantly and prolongedly fixate on the images of attractive members of the opposite sex.

"If we're interested in finding a mate, our attention gets quickly and automatically stuck on attractive members of the opposite sex," study leader Jon Maner explained to the press. However, "If we're jealous and worried about our partner cheating on us, attention gets quickly and automatically stuck on attractive people of our own sex because they are our competitors."

So next time you find yourself the object of ogling, remember, they're not being rude-you're just so gorgeous, they can't help it.