Remember when it was easy to tell when someone was interested in you?
When you were around 10 years old, chances are someone passed a folded sheet of notebook paper and it read in 10-year-old scribble: "Do you like me? Check yes, no or maybe." You smiled and checked the "yes" box. But as we've gotten older, the dating scene's gotten much trickier.
Allow your eyes to flit down to their mouth and back up to meet their eyes; this suggests kissing and, combined with a smile, subtle head-tilt, softened eye expression and slowed blink rates all signal sexual approval.’ – use sparingly! Posture Those all important first impressions are hugely influenced by how someone is holding themselves.
This is what you will notice before they even open their mouth.
When e-commerce director Alec Shaw Stewart, 54, joined a dating site for the first time many years ago, he made a classic newbie mistake.
Keen to convey he was a bright-eyed male with real get-up-and-go, he used the word "active" in the title of his dating profile. A storm of electronic abuse from the good-looking women he’d been hoping to attract. It turned out that women didn’t like 'active' at all.
Face your date squarely while you are talking to them rather than turning to face the room.And using body language to flirt is the most common way we do it.Of course, body language isn't the only way we flirt.The study of body language – or kinesics as it is technically known – has risen in popularity amongst management and business people because they recognise that being able to read more than a person is saying with words places them at a distinct advantage in the business world.The same is true in personal relationships and mastering the art can give you a distinct advantage when it comes to dating not just because it will help you to read your date better but because understanding body language enables better self-awareness and self-control too.