Tears and Girls: a Signal for Intimacy

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .
Lady Gaga  Bad Romance  teary eyes
Lady Gaga, teary eyes.
Miley Cyrus  Wrecking Ball-teary eyes
Miley Cyrus, teary eyes.

the primary purpose of tears in weeping is to signify a need for intimacy.

for adults, typically, it's attractive when done by female.

you can see, in media, for example Miley Cyrus's 〈Wrecking Ball〉 featuring big blue eyes with tears. And also, in Lady Gaga's 〈Bad Romance〉

see also Reading Notes on “Intimate Behavior”