Body Language and Flirting – Part 2
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More Body Langauge Flirting Signals
When people are interested in the person they are talking to, they tend to face the person more. This is also noticeable in a person’s arms and legs.
When a person’s attention is completely focused on another, their legs, knees, or feet are will extend in the direction of the other person.
Another common flirting signal is the pupils of our eyes. When people like what they see, their pupils increase in size, and tend to blink more. Eyes can blink in sync (like mirroring) when looking into the eyes of the person they like.
Male Body Language and Flirting
(Editors Note: Please note these are general flirting signs in males — not scientific, and definitely does not represent 100% of the male population. This article was written by a guest author.
Just go to a bar and people watch for a few hours — and you’ll be able to recognise flirting signs and gestures yourself.)
Aside from general body language, there are also signs specific to males and to females when they flirt. When a male notices a woman he finds attractive, he may suck in his gut, flex his muscles, and take on other postures that make him appear taller and stronger.
A man shows confidence by putting his hands on his hips, or putting his thumbs behind his belt. Most men do this to appear macho and posed, but a commonly unknown fact is that this action also highlights the genital region sending the message: “I’m virile.” (able to make babies).
Other flirting or interest signals may includes grooming their hair, fixing clothing and standing tall to make them look their best.
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Female Body Language and Flirting
(Editors note: again, guest author — please remember that these signs do not apply to 100% of the female population.)
The actions of women, on the other hand, are more subtle but very sexy in the eyes of men. A woman can make a man desire her more by exposing the skin of her neck.
When a woman tosses her hair from one side to the other, the gesture appears more intentional, and is often followed by a well directed intimate gaze.
The same thing goes when a woman exposes the thin skin on her wrist. Both actions appeal to men saying, “I want to show you more.” Women can very well play with men’s minds by doing little things like wiping off their sweat, and fondling with their hair, fingers, and feet.
The most appealing sign a woman can give is to sit with one leg pressed on top of the other. This gesture makes the legs appear very well toned. A hand on the thigh completes the position and is definitely considered a call for the attention. Whenever people show their interest, an exchange takes place. When a mutual confirmation is established, one of them then makes the first move to approach. Body language makes up a very big part in the first moments of courtship, and may determine if people become more intimate.
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