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The Triangle Method, also known as The Triangle Trick, The Triangle Thing, The Triangle Technique or Triangular Gazing, is a slang term referring to a manifestation and flirtation tactic done through coordinated eye contact in the shape of a triangle, going from the subject's right eye to left eye and then to the lips. The "Triangle Method" was discussed en masse on TikTok starting in 2022, often referenced as a means to achieving Unspoken Rizz. It was first coined by pick-up artists in the early 2010s and then discussed on Reddit and YouTube initially.
Originally, the "Triangle Method" was referred to as "Triangular Gazing" and was coined by a group of pick-up artists called the Westside Toastmasters and published on their website as a part of chapter eight of their e-book. Chapter eight was titled "The Eyes Have It" and was all about utilizing eye contact in pick-up art. What they called "The Social Gaze" entailed looking from the subject's right eye to left eye to lips, which supposedly conveyed non-aggressiveness.
On December 3rd, 2011, Redditor Karaktor posted about "Triangular Gazing" on Reddit's /r/seduction subreddit, linking chapter eight of the Westside Toastmasters' e-book. The post received over 50 upvotes in 11 years.
Triangular gazing was isolated to discussions in pick-up artist circles continuing into the 2010s. On December 4th, 2016, YouTuber Tripp Advice uploaded a video titled, "The Eye Contact Secret That Attracts Women," in which he discussed triangular gazing and its seduction power. Over the course of six years, the video received roughly 816,700 views (shown below).
On December 17th, 2021, TikToker grizzycheese posted a video with text overlay reading, "When she's mad at you but you've mastered the triangle technique," and earned roughly 3 million plays and 393,700 likes in 11 months (shown below, left). The video sparked interest about what grizzycheese meant when he wrote, "triangle technique." Therefore, on December 18th, 2021, TikToker grizzycheese posted a video that responded to a user comment, gaining roughly 528,100 plays and 33,900 likes in 11 months (shown below, right).
On February 9th, 2022, TikToker 4nn3_m43 stated that she used "the triangle method" on her male crush in a video that received roughly 1.5 million plays and 231,200 likes in nine months (shown below, left). On April 13th, TikToker asyal.a posted a similar video about using the "triangle trick," gaining roughly 4.6 million plays and 688,900 likes in seven months (shown below, right).
Towards late 2022, the "Triangle Method" was discussed in relation to possessing rizz by male creators on the app. For instance, on October 14th, 2022, TikToker jacksoneyre responded to a rizz-related comment to which he offered the "Triangle Method" as a means to achieving his alleged high rizz level. In one month, the video received roughly 1.8 million plays and 127,200 likes (shown below, left). On November 3rd, 2022, TikToker cannon.clark made fun of the "Triangle Method" in a video that referenced, "How mfs think they look using the triangle method." In six days, the video received roughly 3.3 million plays and 486,900 likes (shown below, right).
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