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What reasons do people have to stare?
Jokes, Polls & Anything Else / 4:10 PM - Wednesday April 14, 2010

What reasons do people have to stare?

1)Have you ever felt the need to stare at someone? If so, why?

2)Would you say people tend to stare at attractive people or do people stare when they think someone is ugly?

3)Do you ever realize that the person doesn't like the staring or do you not care but you just want to stare?

4)Have you ever notice that children stare the most?

I'm curious about this staring business. I don't stare at people because I know its rude. If their back is turned, I'll stare but not when they can see me. Thoughts????

- Asked by bts4life20, A Trendsetter, Female, 26-28, Self-Employed

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1) Yes. Because they're hot

2) Mainly attractive people but extremely ugly people get looks too

3) No-one likes us staring at them because they get insecure and uncomfortable

4) Yes but then children seem to be very curious

I only stare when someone gets my attention. They may have a funky haircut, unique clothes or are just extremely hot. I don't like staring because people who stare a lot look like serial killers but there are always things which make us stare every now and then.

- Response by mantis, A Creative, Male, 18-21

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Most of the time when I'm staring, I'm not staring at the person, I'm just staring into space thinking and the person happens to be there.

- Response by falsehammer, A Mr. Nice Guy, Male, 29-35, Kansas City, Consulting

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It's a cultural thing. I travel a lot in Scandinavia and if they want to have a look, boy will they look!

Particularly in rural areas they will stare, stare and stare some more, adults and kids alike. I have to watch myself when I get back to the UK because I've started doing it too and I'm normally very British!

- Response by alex86, A Hippie Chick, Female, 29-35

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I think if people stare it's out of curiousity...not that they are being rude.

- Response by honeywillowsback, A Creative, Female, 56-65, Edmonton

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I think staring is very rude.I teach my children the same thing.Sometimes when someone is staring at me (I know I shouldn't do this but I can't help it)I ask them what they are looking at or if they have a problem.Usually they will look away but some people can get downright rude I just get rude back.But Yeah I can't stand people who stare.

- Response by lizwish97, An Alternative Girl, Female, 36-45, San Antonio, Student

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To know someone is staring at you, you have to be staring at them, so why do YOU stare??

- Response by shanegalang, A Rebel, Male, 46-55, Transportation

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I always stare at the pretty ones :)

- Response by bigcurt, A Mr. Nice Guy, Male, 56-65, Pittsburgh, Self-Employed

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