Body language of dating people
Both partners may engage in displacement gestures, small repetitive fiddles that signal a desire to speed things up and make contact.
Here are five simple signals you can learn to read which will give you a head start in this subtle art. Eye to eye contact We intuitively read people’s eyes and are continually interpreting someone’s glance to find out if they are listening, are angry with us, are friendly or avoiding interacting with us.The most important thing is to relax and enjoy noticing how you connect.You’re probably aware that your body is constantly giving off unconscious signals to the people around you.Dismiss this advice if you have a cold sore or conjunctivitis.Dropping eye contact and looking around the room This is a definite sign of boredom or disinterest.When it comes to dating eye contact is particularly important because it is often the clearest indication if there is a physical attraction and connection.
The reading of body language is an inexact science but you can generally gauge that the date isn’t going too well if they continually drop eye contact and scan the room. If you really want to let your date know you are interested Judi James, author of The Body Language Bible, says ‘the “flick” is one of the most high-impact signals you can send.
Smiling and facial expressions There are six universal facial expressions which are recognized around the world – happiness, sadness, fear, disgust, surprise and anger.
Every human being uses their facial expressions to communicate their feelings so it is particularly important to understand more than just those 6 basic expressions if you want to be able to read your date better but also to ensure you are sending out the right signals yourself.
If your date is doing this to you then the chances are that you need to put the stamp collection away and crack a joke or two.
Other signals associated with this include drinking quickly (to escape) and blinking more rapidly, which is a clear sign of being irritated.
Judi James suggests ‘When approaching a stranger you want to impress, exude confidence in your stance, even if you’re on edge.’ Keep your head up and eyes off the floor, put your shoulders back and make sure your arms and legs are uncrossed as that will indicate openness.