The body language of a woman can provide the observer with a lot of valuable information about her feelings, thoughts, and opinions towards her partner, even if they are not expressed directly. The awareness of individual gestures also plays an important role in the art of seduction and flirting. It allows you to read intentions and signals or even predict specific behavior. Research shows that the nonverbal communication of women is richer and more transparent than that of men.
The theory that women encourage men to flirt was confirmed by scientists in the 1980s: social psychologist Timothy Perper and anthropologist David Givens. Yes, it is a controversial theory. But back to reality: the scientists spent 9,000 hours observing relationship behavior in American bars. The results proved to be unequivocal: men decide to make contact only when they are sure, thanks to nonverbal communication, that they will not be rejected. As a result, the often-occurring complaints of men that they are always the ones who take the first step are not entirely correct.
What is the body language of women all about?
Nonverbal communication is a direct reflection of thoughts and emotions. It is the effect of the mutual interaction of external stimuli, internal experiences, and thoughts. In the most general sense, the body language of a woman and a man shows whether a person feels comfortable or safe, expresses interest in the environment, or has a negative attitude towards it.
Signals and reactions of body language occur on an unconscious level, so it is basically impossible to completely hide them. The body language of a man has similar characteristics. However, it happens that nervousness or lack of self-confidence disrupts this process and makes the message ambiguous. Complete control of facial expressions or micro-gestures, however, is not possible.
Body language of a woman interested in a man
Professor Monica Moore, a psychologist at Saint Louis University, estimated that a woman sends up to 35 signals per hour and invites a man to flirt. The average man must read at least 12 of them to understand what the woman is sending.
What are the most common gestures that women use to indicate flirting and interest in a man? The most important ones are:
1.Upright posture towards the man. This specifically means a straight torso and neck, hands pulled back, and an open chest.
2.Eyes open with slightly raised eyebrows. This gesture is often considered an expression of surprise, but if it lasts a fraction of a second, it indicates an unconscious reaction to meeting someone who seems interesting.
3.Sincere smile. Although it is difficult to define, the human brain can distinguish a sincere smile from a forced one because the muscles of the face relax naturally.
4.Revealing the inner wrist. This gesture is similar to revealing the neck. Its purpose is to demonstrate vulnerability and a willingness to get closer.
5.Playing with hair. This is a relatively common and often consciously used trick.
Eye contact is also an expression of trust in another person, but studies show that a gaze of more than a second on a partner is a sign of greater interest in the person than the object being discussed. It’s worth paying attention to body posture: crossing the legs is intended to focus a man’s attention on the area that interests him. If a woman lets her shoe slip off her foot, it means a gesture sometimes referred to as the “stripper slipper.” This is one way to reveal a part of the body that was originally covered.