Do you have the habit of smiling when a stranger looks at your face?

@berry9 (590)
India
February 1, 2007 3:35am CST
Do you have the habit of smiling when a stranger looks at your face?or do you wait for them to smile first? When someone smiles at me,it makes me feel fresh and happy.I always smile even when the other person is just looking.
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• Australia
1 Feb 07
I'm afraid I am one of those people who almost always is smiling. As I walk through the shopping centre, or wherever, I smile at everyone. A smile doesn't cost anything and can brighten someone's day. Be happy.
• Malaysia
4 Feb 07
I would usually never smile at a stranger unless he/she is a "stranger-I-know". What I mean by "stranger-I-know" is I've seen this person a couple of time and vice versa. Other than that, if I'm in a unfamiliar territory, I tend to be a bit more reserved. In the event that the new stranger smiles, I would surely smile back but if the new stranger looks at my face, I'll probably just look away.
@coffeechat (1961)
• New Zealand
3 Feb 07
I am blessed with what they call a disarming smile. There are times when I do look like I have a cloud over my face, but in general my pleasant demeanour draws a lot of smiles. A smile costs nothing and spreads goodwill and cheer around. But I am careful about establishing eye contact, particularly in unsafe places. But my general principle is present a smiling face and the world smiles with you.
• India
3 Feb 07
yes i have habit of smiling when a stranger looks at my face.i have a smiling face and i think smiling is a good way to attract to others.
@nw1911guy (1134)
• United States
2 Feb 07
Depends on the day. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. I try to, but it's hard to get past the impulse reaction to look away when someone realizes you're looking at them.
@mcarps79 (1262)
• Uganda
1 Feb 07
Depends on person i know or not.....? If I know him sure I will smile as see his face...its realy good and freshens us to make happy others even just by smile...
@MGjhaud (20865)
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
most of the time i wait for them to smile at me first. actually i stare myself a lot to other faces that interest me. some stare back, some smiles.. when i stare and they smiled while i seriously stare, i like that -- it makes me happy too and giggle sometimes.
• India
1 Feb 07
no i donot smile first if a stranger is staring at me. Whether it is a girl or a guy, i would always wait for that person to initiate first. Yes if the gesture from their side is kind enough , i would also do the same thing then.