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27th Jan '17 3:27:54 PM RoseAndHeather
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* The platonic variant happens frequently on ''Series/TheRachelMaddowShow'' when Rachel's dear friend Richard Engel[[labelnote:*]]NBC's Chief Foreign Correspondent[[/labelnote]] appears on her show, particularly (but not always) when he's actually in-studio. Though other close friends of Rachel's do interviews with her frequently -- Chris Hayes, Steve Kornacki, and Nicolle Wallace are just a few -- and she's always glad to see them, something particularly special happens whenever Engel comes to visit. Unlike with anyone else, they sometimes seem to forget that the camera is there at all, instead taking visible and unrestrained delight in each other's company even when Engel is thousands of miles and multiple time zones away. When he's actually in the studio with her, they might as well be sitting on her sofa, just entirely focused on each other and geeking out over foreign policy.

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* The platonic variant happens frequently on ''Series/TheRachelMaddowShow'' when Rachel's dear friend Richard Engel[[labelnote:*]]NBC's Chief Foreign Correspondent[[/labelnote]] appears on her show, appears, particularly (but not always) when he's actually in-studio. Though other close friends of Rachel's do interviews with her frequently -- Chris Hayes, Steve Kornacki, and Nicolle Wallace are just a few -- and she's always glad to see them, something particularly special happens whenever Engel comes to visit. Unlike with anyone else, they sometimes seem to forget that the camera is there at all, instead taking visible and unrestrained delight in each other's company even when Engel is thousands of miles and multiple time zones away. When he's actually in the studio with her, they might as well be sitting on her sofa, just entirely focused on each other and geeking out over foreign policy.


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* ''Series/LawAndOrderSVU'' has this between detective Olivia Benson and ADA Rafael Barba, whose mutual ShipTease has been noticeable since the latter first appeared in season 14. In season 18, however, this gets turned UpToEleven; these two can't seem to go half a scene with each other without a long, meaningful, sensually-charged gaze that frequently lasts for half a minute or more.
26th Jan '17 9:15:14 AM jamespolk
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* Jack in ''Film/ApartmentZero does this with half the characters and a cat.

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* Jack in ''Film/ApartmentZero ''Film/ApartmentZero'' does this with half the characters and a cat. cat.
* ''Film/WifeVsSecretary'': Whitey is the "secretary" part of the love triangle that also includes her boss Van. While Van never actually cheats on his wife they ''do'' have an attraction for each other, as seen in the long held gaze that happens after Whitey helps a drunk Van to his hotel room.
23rd Jan '17 9:50:41 AM LadyNorbert
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* This is seen a fair few times during Cullen's romance arc in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition.''



* Donnie [=DuPre=] from ''WebVideo/DemoReel'' does with nearly every single cast member, male or female. Let's just say there's a reason why he personally asked for SlashFic.

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* Donnie [=DuPre=] from ''WebVideo/DemoReel'' does this with nearly every single cast member, male or female. Let's just say there's a reason why he personally asked for SlashFic.



* Couples on ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' often employ this trope for ShipTease. For instance, Ferb and Vanessa share one when he first meets her, and Phineas and Isabella have also held each other's gaze - most notably in the special ''Summer Belongs to You!'', when they are stranded on the island, and in "Act Your Age", [[spoiler: when they become a couple.]]

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* Couples on ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' often employ this trope for ShipTease. For instance, Ferb and Vanessa share one when he first meets her, and Phineas and Isabella have also held each other's gaze - most notably in the special ''Summer Belongs to You!'', when they are stranded on the island, and in "Act Your Age", Age," [[spoiler: when they become a couple.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has a few of these. One with Mai and Zuko in the Boiling Rock episodes after being forced to lock the cell door on her (this one is more of deep hurt though), one with Suki and Sokka on the Serpent's Pass leading to an AlmostKiss. Then finally the one between Aang and Katara which leads to the BigDamnKiss and end of the series.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has a few of these. One with Mai and Zuko in the Boiling Rock episodes after being forced to lock the cell door on her (this one is more of deep hurt though), one with Suki and Sokka on the Serpent's Pass leading to an AlmostKiss. Then finally the Finally, there's one between Aang and Katara which leads to the BigDamnKiss and end of the series.
7th Jan '17 10:09:50 AM nombretomado
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* The "long distance love-scene" from LaurenceOlivier's film version of ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', where Hamlet and Ophelia hold each others' gaze from opposite ends of a corridor.

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* The "long distance love-scene" from LaurenceOlivier's Creator/LaurenceOlivier's film version of ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', where Hamlet and Ophelia hold each others' gaze from opposite ends of a corridor.
27th Dec '16 2:32:03 AM yin_13147
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* Victor and Yuri from '''Anime/YuriOnIce''' do this [[spoiler: after Victor tackles and kisses Yuri]] in Episode 7.

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* Victor and Yuri from '''Anime/YuriOnIce''' ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' do this [[spoiler: after Victor tackles and kisses Yuri]] in Episode 7.
21st Dec '16 3:14:34 PM Ravenya003
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* A possibly romantic though still ambiguous one takes place between Jyn and Cassian in ''Film/RogueOne'', in which they spend an entire elevator ride gazing intently into each other's eyes.
8th Dec '16 10:38:35 PM pugmom45
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*''Series/PennyDreadful'': In the Season 2 episode "Above the Vaulted Sky", no less than three different CoitusEnsues moments are interspersed with Ethan and Vanessa sharing an intense held gaze moment, although [[{{UnresolvedSexualTension}} nothing ends up happening between them]] that night.
7th Dec '16 7:53:29 AM Gosicrystal
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** Often people's first flirtings are eye contact and held gazes.
* RealLife aversion: While true for ''H. sapiens'', when other primates (and many other animals) lock gazes, that is a ''threat display''. Because of this, some zoos have have signs near the monkey enclosure warning visitors to not look directly into the monkeys' eyes because it will scare them. Staring into your pet cat or dog's eyes can also make them uncomfortable.
** This can happen with humans too, in some circumstances: sustained eye contact can be perceived as a challenge. Responses can range from breaking eye contact (conceding defeat) all the way to retaliatory violence.

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** * Often people's first flirtings are eye contact and held gazes.
* RealLife aversion: While Aversion: while true for ''H. sapiens'', when other primates (and many other animals) lock gazes, that is a ''threat display''. Because of this, some zoos have have signs near the monkey enclosure warning visitors to not look directly into the monkeys' eyes because it will scare them. Staring into your pet cat or dog's eyes can also make them uncomfortable.
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uncomfortable. This can happen with humans too, in some circumstances: sustained eye contact can be perceived as a challenge. Responses can range from breaking eye contact (conceding defeat) all the way to retaliatory violence.



* Another RealLife example - It has been speculated that humans evolved "whites of the eyes" (visible sclera) to enhance nonverbal communication by making it easier to tell what direction people are looking towards. According to the Other Wiki, dogs, during their domestication, developed the ability to pick up visual cues from the eyes of humans.

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* Another RealLife example - It has been speculated that humans evolved "whites of the eyes" (visible sclera) to enhance nonverbal communication by making it easier to tell what direction people are looking towards. According to the Other Wiki, dogs, during their domestication, developed the ability to pick up visual cues from the eyes of humans.
7th Dec '16 1:52:48 AM yin_13147
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* Victor and Yuuri from Anime/YuriOnIce do this [[spoiler: after Victor tackles and kisses Yuuri]] in episode 7.

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* Victor and Yuuri Yuri from Anime/YuriOnIce '''Anime/YuriOnIce''' do this [[spoiler: after Victor tackles and kisses Yuuri]] Yuri]] in episode Episode 7.
2nd Dec '16 8:10:10 AM Kafkesque
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** Also becomes an EnforcedTrope, as soulgazes only work once, so Dresden is perfectly comfortable meeting the eyes of people he's trusted enough to share a mutual glimpse of their souls with. ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg And Marcone]].)
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