As a famous person once remarked: “The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.” Nowhere is this truer than in the dating world – where an errant sideways glance can signal everything.
If you’re still trying to find that special someone (or are just angling for a one night stand), you need to arm yourself with an in-depth understanding of human body language. These ‘translation’ tips will help you read between the lines.
The following YouTube video was created by Practical Psychology – a science-based advice channel that seems curiously fixated on scoring chicks. Nevertheless, it provides a good overview of how subconscious body language works and the signs to watch out for when it comes to physical attraction.
Some of these tips are pretty obvious – if the person keeps leaning into you they are likely signalling interest. Well, duh. Others are a little more unexpected (for example, failure to make eye contact might just mean they’re trying to think of something to say.)
According to the video, you also shouldn’t read too much into a woman touching her hair. This doesn’t necessarily signal attraction – they could just be naturally nervous or have an itch that needs scratching. However, if they keep touching your hair, it’s clearly on like Diddy Kong.
You can check out the full list of subconscious body language signs below.
[Via Practical Psychology]