One useful skill that any PLU guy should acquire is the look (aside from gaydar, of course, hehehe). I'm sure most of you know what I mean even though I haven't explained what it is yet, but for those you still clueless, the look is that repeated eye-to-eye contact you make with another guy in a public place to signify your interest in each other without being obvious about it to other people. This maneuver (heh) is often done in the mall, in the gym, on the streets, and even in gay-friendly places like clubs and saunas.
Doing the look is something that's quite hard to describe in writing and it's actually not something that somebody else teaches you—you learn it on your own. But for the sake of discussion, doing the look requires that you have eye-to-eye contact with the other guy and lock it for more than two seconds or so. (Nope, you don't need a stopwatch for this.) If the other guy is straight or is not interested, then the eye contact will be broken immediately. But, if the glance lingers, then the other guy is likely interested. It is only when this lingering eye contact repeats for a few more times that you can be sure that something beautiful might happen: you could gain a new friend or, maybe, a good romp in bed. Hehehe.
In my experience, the look happens most often when you and the other guy approach each other (in the mall, on the street, or wherever). The first glance happens sometime right before you pass each other. When both you and the other guy are interested, turning back to look around happens a few moments after. Catching each other looking back is almost a sure sign of interest and at this point, you both may stop and pretend to be doing something (like pretending to text, hehehe) and also to steal more glances. A small smile is often given while looking to unambiguously show attraction. Whether anything further happens from this point on depends on your or the other guy's torpe-level. Hopefully, one of you is not shy enough to approach the other.
It goes without saying that if you're not interested in the other guy, don't look back! Any second or third glance might be misinterpreted as interest instead of curiosity and if the other guy is aggressive, you might be hard-pressed to evade him. This is especially true if you're in an enclosed place that you're not likely to get out of anytime soon. Like the gym.
Anyway, I got to exercise this skill last week as I was going home from work. I spotted this nice cute guy in a yellow shirt and we furtively looked at each other. Several more stolen glances later, we find ourselves exchanging numbers. It turns out that we both live in the same city and I'm likely to invite him out for coffee or dinner one of these days.
So, do you have any experiences employing the look lately?
The model doing the look above is hunkalicious Mark Onir.