According to a new study from the University of Chicago, where your date looks at you indicates whether it’s love or lust. People who felt romantic love were likely to look in their date’s eyes, while those that merely felt lust were more likely to look at other body parts.

Harris Faulkner, Sandra Smith, Jedidiah Bila and Ainsley Earhardt discussed the study on Outnumbered with today’s #oneluckyguy, stand-up comedian and Red Eye regular Tom Shillue.

“I believe in love at first sight,” said Earhardt, who met her husband on a blind date. “I’m a hopeless romantic.”

Bila felt differently. “I don’t believe in love at first sight. I believe in lust at first sight, for sure,” she said. “You can fall in love quickly if you have a few dates and you get to know someone’s personality … but not at first sight, for me.”

“And I have found that the men who focus on your lips are the trouble-makers,” she added.

Smith agreed with Bila on the importance of working on a relationship and getting to know someone.

“I believe in perseverance. I don’t believe love at first sight has to happen,” she said. “I don’t think that there has to be an initial spark. I think that can certainly come over time, and sometimes I think that can ... sometimes lead to a stronger relationship.”

“I think love at first sight does exist,” Smith concluded. “I don’t think that we’re dependent on it.”

Watch the full discussion in the clip above.


The Outnumbered panel also discussed a new survey reveals that despite the stereotype that women are shopaholics, men are actually more likely to hide their shopping habits. In fact, the number of males confessing to lying about what they had purchased nearly doubles the number of females, according to a study done by Voucher Cloud.

“This is another example that men are turning into women,” Shillue said. “Be a man and tell (your significant other) what you’re doing.”

Bila pointed out that much of that social and leisure spending—nights out on the town, in other words—shouldn’t happen in the first place.

“You’re saying women shouldn’t hold men accountable if they’re out (using) credit cards that they both pay for on drinks and cigarettes?” she asked. “I like a strong woman in the house, able to tell her man, ‘Honey, you’ve got to get yourself together.’”

Shillue suggested that “men behave irresponsibly (financially) because there’s nowhere else for them to be men anymore.”

“The world is driving them down!” he concluded.

“I’ll tell you how to be a man,” Bila countered. “Be responsible. There’s a lack of responsible men.”

Watch the clip below.