How Long Do You look at someone? I'm confused about the propriety here. I mean...I guess i get the feeling that people get the wrong idea. I've just been taught that eye contact is congenial. I'm walking to class, I see a cute girl, I try to make eye contact...if it's reciprocated, you get a smile or whatever. But today, I think i put a girl ill-at ease, because i looked to long. 2-3 seconds has always been around my standby...it just felt right. But this girl had time to look away(normal), look back up...and then look away again. I dunno...i just felt like i was at fault for making her feel strange.