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How To Connect With Anyone

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Studies say that 4 minutes of uninterrupted eye contact can increase intimacy. To test this theory out, we brought in six pairs in different stages of their relationship and had them try it. How do you stay connected? Check out the NYT article that inspired the video: http://nyti.ms/1DiYgWH GET MORE FROM SOULPANCAKE: SUBSCRIBE for new videos every weekday: http://bitly.com/SoulPancakeSubscribe THE SPOONFUL, our weekly dose of good stuff from across the web: http://ow.ly/t7K7p MERCH STORE: http://bit.ly/SPMerch Buy our BOOK: http://book.soulpancake.com Follow us on FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/soulpancake TWEET us at: http://twitter.com/soulpancake Visit our WEBSITE: http://soulpancake.com Video by SoulPancake Producer: Georgia Koch Director / Editor - Bayan Joonam Camera - Jacob Menache, Sam Heesen, Alan Gregory Dean Music - The Album Leaf -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- How do students react when high school boys are treated like women in Congress?? CLICK HERE to find out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km0tiHY94sQ -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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Sayeta Zonen (2 days ago)
1:42 Ralph “Infinite Water” Smart’s dad???
Jacob Hansen (17 days ago)
If you stare at someone for 4 min with out saying a word, doesn't that make you a creep?
Amal (25 days ago)
The grandparents were the best, and the child in between makes it so beautiful
Nijhum Ninad (1 month ago)
My personal best is 3 seconds of eye contact a stranger
Omg I need a box of tissues stat! ❤️
leofera (1 month ago)
what if you're autistic
Pamela Greenfield (1 month ago)
Good experiment. We should all be more intimate and open with one other.
Fadz Nuzu (1 month ago)
Isn't that ryan higa's friend?
Hannah (2 months ago)
yo that elderly coupleee <3
Very interesting test!
Sweet Love (2 months ago)
Guy with moustache looks so much like Gregg (RyanHiga) =O
deeefolty boii (3 months ago)
Instructions Uncleaer: Got his pe3 pe3 stuck in a toaster after s3x
Meghan (3 months ago)
That black man has the most sweetest face I've ever seen. Also the older couple were just adorable and you can tell they have had a great marriage together ❤️
Jordan (3 months ago)
What struck me was the phrase: "It's not natural." Nothing could be more natural! We just live in a society that atomises us and that what we should care about is our own personal prosperity. Lover or stranger, we have one big thing in common - we're human and we are inbuilt with a need to connect to other humans. I don't think the way society is geared to seek after personal wealth and material goods matches up with the deeper human need for attachment, and I think it bleeds us of empathy for eachother. And no time has been worse, I don't think, for this social isolation, than right now.
TubEra (3 months ago)
This black man has pokemons rock faces!
the Monk (3 months ago)
Ringo !!!!!!!!!!
Kenneth Wilson (3 months ago)
this video is VERY different if you watch it with the sound off or watch it with rap music or metal music lol enjoy
Aly N (3 months ago)
This made me emotional during the stare. 💕 Something really powerful about this.
G. Gift (4 months ago)
Why am I crying?
Bbm s (4 months ago)
That old couple is so cute!
Entity2 (4 months ago)
When someone is starting at you, they either love you, or want to kill you
Ida Myers (4 months ago)
Like one time this person i rly like did this too me but they weren’t smiling so they probably hate me🤣
b1rdkeeper S (5 months ago)
Some of these millennial "men" are so effeminate.
TheFatBurito (5 months ago)
no nee for mouth asmr
Steph Caravan (5 months ago)
Forever grateful for Rainn Wilson and his team for producing this type of content, it's so beautiful to capture these moments. Such wholesome, heartwarming stuff 💘
Steph Caravan (5 months ago)
"When i look at you really closely, i realize how much I need you, and what you mean to me, and.. because that's the truth. And I couldn't imagine being with anyone else" - 💘 3:48
Rogred (5 months ago)
Was so close to crying, specially with the old couple
damagi123 (5 months ago)
STEP ONE DONT HAVE THAT MUSTACHE
Rangga -Andrew Stanfield (5 months ago)
I got so emotional :'(
Jah (6 months ago)
When your single and you have nothing to do at 2am
Caitlyn Dicroce (6 months ago)
It all makes sense now... I felt shy and reserved around my boyfriend for the first 2 days but by day 4 I was staring into his eyes and was just open about everything with him and no longer held any fears in my heart
Authentic Gay Blog (6 months ago)
Which playlist is this in please?
Dieuviline Francois (6 months ago)
the old couple are people to aspire to
best film clips (6 months ago)
who else is single! whoop whoop :']
Mary Doyle (7 months ago)
The black man seems like a genuinely wonderful human. What a lovely smile
Lunar Wraith (7 months ago)
oh my god, I'm going to cry
HeckNoGMOs (7 months ago)
Couples that have been together forever are the best!
Sibongile Tasila Phiri (7 months ago)
From 1min 47sec I was crying for no other reason than the thought of it
Mangatique Miko (8 months ago)
I wanted to see the reactions of the lesbian couple :0
Katrina Schurter (8 months ago)
Did u get this music from the 6th episode of Scandal where Fitz wanted Olivia to just stand with him for one minute? No words just be together. I just watched it and recognized the music from this video!!!! Or was that a coincidence?!!!
NaQua MashBlaQ (8 months ago)
This was Soo beautiful!!!Soo deep and very deep!
Prwley Ghost Official (8 months ago)
It doesn't seem natural XD IM dead😁
A True Love Official (9 months ago)
Their souls were communicating with each other. Old couples were so adorable to watch! I feel envy towards their relationship. I also wonder how many challenges they have overcome that made their relationship strong.
Nikki Kidd (9 months ago)
Check this video out; How I became The Bomb-Ulay, oh. Music video.
Phan in a nutshell (9 months ago)
The baby LMAO
dadkwashere (9 months ago)
If they stare at you for 3 minutes they either want to screw you or they want you dead
•fluffy•kookie• (9 months ago)
I missed my Sadness and the tears are Out of happiness
Kswantejza Bias (9 months ago)
😭😭😭😭😭 omg! I gotta call somebody 😢😢😃😃✌✌✌
This wouldn't work for me because its really difficult for me to connect to people and i couldn't stay focused for that long i have a switch from excited and hyper, and one word or something said to me could flip it to silent and reserved and maby on the verge of a mini panic attack, also most people have a filter in their mind where it keeps out all of the distracting things and i dont have that filter,
I don’t think I’ve ever looked anyone in the eye for 10 seconds continuously
lunar (11 months ago)
i wish i could do this with my crush so he could fall in love with me 😪
amwin7 (11 months ago)
Why is it so scary
Stacy J, MBA (11 months ago)
First of all when you play the "Olivia & Fitz" love theme from Scandal....that will make anyone fall in love....ROFL
Mona Allie (1 year ago)
What makes this even more emotional is the Scandal soundtrack in the background
Reiko Myles (1 year ago)
The senior citizen couple was my favorite reaction, especially the husband's answer. He made me cry. After 55 yrs of marriage their love stood the test of time. It was so nice to their faces brighten up when they started to dance, it was just, simply beautiful.
BebeGaming YT (1 year ago)
I hope that I can do it with my crush
mark magnuson (1 year ago)
2:04 LETSA GO!
Potato — Philippino (1 year ago)
Old couples are adorable
Danielle Ennis (1 year ago)
I want to do this. Man I’m so alone.
629 kh (1 year ago)
So nice video. This video made me cried. Human easy hates each other and do war and so on. But only 4 minutes, only so short time makes people feel happy and smile. So simple thing changes emotion. Human can understand each other.
Love hate love (1 year ago)
I'm NOT CRYING! your CRYING!.....who's cutting onions?
Raquel Malone (1 year ago)
☺️😢♥️ beautiful I felt secure, in love, connected, Happy, Blessed,
Chhano Chhinaro (1 year ago)
I fell in love with 3 men1) mustach man...I love you ..
PALE FICTION (1 year ago)
This made me bawl my eyes out and I don't know why. They are all so beautiful.
luis m (1 year ago)
YouTube running out of ideas
Saharah Lakwatsera (1 year ago)
3:50-4:05 made me cry
AeipathyOfApril (1 year ago)
THIS IS THE MUSIC FROM SCANDAL. I knew I recognized it from somewhere.
Love English (1 year ago)
Something beautiful about this video.
Realways (1 year ago)
Unless you´re doing some exercise or something staring into someone else´s eyes is a complete disrespect, specially when talking about something
Untidy Echo (1 year ago)
Extreme staring contests arent meant to make me cry
Untidy Echo (1 year ago)
GREG FROM RYAN HIGAS CHANNEL IN THE THUMBNAIL
nyx (1 year ago)
The name of the girl with the beanie?
julle huu (1 year ago)
i want to learn that sexyrapist stare
jacquelne Pavlick. (1 year ago)
I have no clue how I got on this site I was just looking to talk with some 1 that might be lonely like I am. . I'll figure it out some how , I was once chosen as "Class Clown" in middle school along with my beloved sister u go figure the laughs were frigging funny omg did we laugh our asses off, but today I'm sorry to say I am not that Class Clown laughing anymore, those days r under the bridge. I just was hoping maybe just maybe talking with some 1 can put that smile back on my face once again.
Seeret Aulakh (1 year ago)
I was smiling and tears eyed and MAN WAS IT AMAZING 💖
Loxer150Gaming (1 year ago)
That old man kinda looks and sounds like Stan Lee.
Haylie McRae (1 year ago)
"I can blink right?" "shh we're not supposed to talk" they were the cutest couple
Krisztina (1 year ago)
I had to do this at uni with a girl and it was AWKWARD for both of us
PeonysA (1 year ago)
I loved how the one husband said he loved seeing his wife and not needing to do anything else.
Haneen Abdelaal (1 year ago)
Aaawww that old married couple are happy together 💗💗💗😂‼️‼️
Tamarama (1 year ago)
sooooooo beautiful!
Has 'eeb (1 year ago)
i did that and it turned into a staring contest between us
F G (1 year ago)
Anyone know the actual name of the song? The description box only says “The album leaf”
Alex Xolo (1 year ago)
Married 55 years!!!
bisexuhoe (1 year ago)
here comes the water works
wowasiri (1 year ago)
OMG THE ELDERY COUPLE I CAN'T DO THIS
Legacy Douglas (1 year ago)
Imagine how awkward this would be without the music lmao
Israel Miguel (1 year ago)
Definitely that is a great experience!
Sam Harper (1 year ago)
I would get the giggles for sure. I don't know if I could hold out for four minutes.
Jordan Stevens (1 year ago)
Slops Mcgee?
Riri Airi (1 year ago)
Felt the love oozing out of the screen omg!
shamik bhattacharya (1 year ago)
Let me tell you something . It is an extremely intense experience if you do it sincerely . Gender doesn't matter .
lily camber (1 year ago)
The elderly couple is goals😍😍
Louella.y (1 year ago)
*checks comments to see if other people cried*
David L (1 year ago)
Good advice. Thanks https://tinyurl.com/IntimacyIntensive
the old couple are the cutest thing in the world
Debs .A (1 year ago)
Ok but please tell me someone recognised the scandal melody in the background please 😭😭😭
fan nation (1 year ago)
the old couple is so cute
Mathilda abou samra (1 year ago)
https://youtu.be/kJ5LdVpQfqU am i the only one thinking about this ?
Adam Tadele (1 year ago)
3.11 almost frightened the life of me

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