Were you in the love department?
Well, like so many other life problems these days, TikTok seems to have got you covered.
It’s not a new concept, but the triangle method has taken over the video-sharing app recently and people can’t stop raving about its effectiveness.
One of these creators is Valeria Romerofrom Atlanta, whose TikTok video details the concept and has been viewed by more than 6.8 million at the time of writing.
The overlay at the beginning of the clip reads “A triangle method that will make your SP (a specific person) obsessed or fall in love with you”.
Valeria Romero is one of the TikTok creators who spoke about the triangle method
She explained the flirting technique, which has garnered more than 42.1 million views, under the hashtag, saying, “You’ll look into their right eye, then their mouth and then their left eye.”
Master your style! How to pull off the triangle method
- Make eye contact with the person you’re trying to flirt with
- Look into their right eye
- Look at their mouths
- Look at their left eye
Valerie continues, “I don’t know if you’ve heard of the triangle method before, but I tried it. Let me tell you the story, but first let me tell you how you do it.
Say you are having a conversation with the person. So what you want to do first is make eye contact with them.
Then you will look at his right eye, then at his mouth and then at his left eye.
Then Valeria shows what the eye movement should be.
“You’re shaped like a triangle or you can do the same thing by looking at their right eye, then their left and then their mouth,” she said.
After explaining how it works, Valeria shared how it worked for her.
“So I was hanging out with this boy and we were having a deep conversation, right?” I explained.
We were looking at the sunset and everything and he was sitting across from me, and then he kept looking at me, so I did it (triangle method) and he told you this guy was like… I fell in love in that moment.
Another creator CharlesTheGr8 seems to have been on the receiving end of the triangle method and it seems to have been effective
And it’s not just her she’s obsessed, as the hashtag has amassed over 42.1 million views.
another creator Charles He seems to have been on the receiving end of the triangle method and it seems to have been effective.
In the TikTok video, a seven-second clip cuts between the creator playing two people in a conversation — one himself and the other a woman he’s talking to.
“I speak casually,” the text superimposed over the clip appears when it plays by itself.
He interrupts playing the role of a woman with the words: “She does the triangle technique.”
CharlesTheGr8 plays himself, stopping to speak and giving his companion a winking look.
The video has been viewed over 3.1 million times.
This works very well. “I did it on a crush, and since I always notice her staring at me or when I’m staring at her,” one person said in response to Valeria’s video.
Added another “Defo works”.
“Some girls did this to me, but I’m so folded,” one social media user wrote, while another said, “I just realized I kinda do it all the time.”
People on the social media app have reported implementing the method as well as being on the receiving end
Body language expert Judi James, who has been writing about the method — also known as “eye movement” — “for many years,” said it’s “the best flirting technique in the book, but only if it looks relatively natural and unrehearsed.” ‘
“Eye contact in and of itself is an attraction signal, but eye expressions need to appear soft and more eye smiles to keep it light and fun instead of a stare that could be seen as intimidating,” Judy told DailyMail.com. .
And you have to notice that you are in tune with their looks. If the other person is shy and less comfortable with eye contact, you will need to do it in small doses to avoid making them feel uncomfortable.
“Otherwise though, eye contact followed by a pass down to the lips and back up would seem like a suggestive or giving signs of approval for a kiss.”
Judy said the “eye smile” was crucial to the success of the move.
“She explained that if you’re just looking at their lips without a hint of a smile, they may worry that food is stuck in their teeth or that their lipstick is smeared.
“Of course the big problem here is the transition from a clever body language technique to a viral ‘hoax’,” Judy added.
Like any body language techniques, the moment you switch from unconscious to conscious and perform it, it can lose its charm and effectiveness.
“It’s one thing to feel like someone (is) flirting with you (by) throwing signs of approval at you, but quite another when you groan because someone is clearly trying to use ‘triangle style’ on you and make it look contrived.