most of the time it is given involuntarily, and may also be used to determine if she is horny or not.
After receiving 'The Look' the receiver is usually filled with immense dread at prospects of hearing what he/she did wrong or being subjected to severe punishments.
Punishments may include but not limited to: the couch, 'headaches', and television out the window.
'The Look' can usually be used if you discover your significant other has performed tasks up to par or has behaved badly. Most often when you need an excuse for roses, massages, or just a human servant for a week.
Paul: "Oh god. What are you going to do?"
Rich: "I don't know man.. roses? Roses!"
Paul: "For you sake I hope you wrap them in diamonds."
EXAMPLE 2: When i forgot to clean the garage, she just stood in the doorway and gave me THE LOOK.
The Look has been known to cause a wide range of injuries to men who have been so badly cursed from birth as to receive such a spectacle of feminine fury. While some lucky few have escaped with minor scrapes and bruises, the most severe cases often involve comatose states or death. The very worst of the worst, however, are when the angry female actually sucks the soul out of the male using The Look. Scientists are still puzzled by the long distance between man and woman at which the soul can be removed - it has reportedly happened when the woman and now-soulless bag of flesh are not even in the same room. Of course, many men involved in the research of The Look have themselves fallen victim to that which they were studying, often because they were so engrossed in their research that they forgot to take out the trash, walk the dog, re-caulk the bathtub, bring that package to the post office, clean the garage, rake leaves, shovel the sidewalk and driveway, patch the roof, wash the dishes, pick up her mother/aunt/cousin from the airport, re-sod the front lawn, fix that damn creaky door, mow the lawn, fill up the grill's propane tank, change the oil in her car, pick up the dry cleaning on the way home from work, sort recyclables, mend the fence, weed the garden, call the cable company, or sweep the basement....
The look ranges from staring, to a small smirk, to a full out laugh and point. The effect for the girl is a general feeling of embarrassment. One symptom felt after receiving "the look" is that the recipient feels publicly naked- the reason for this is that the donor is, in fact, picturing the receiver naked.
The look's negative effects are amplified if the donor in question is surrounded by his bros or, is particularly hot.
"the look" has been confirmed by many male sources. reasoning for giving the look range from entertainment purposes to general douchebaggery.