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Body language Love Signals
Do you ever wish there was a magic wand that would make you more attractive to the opposite sex, or at least help you understand who is attracted to you? Well, it's no magic but a science. Here's how men and women can learn to master the art of love. “Body language is hardwired into our brains, and therefore most often used in unconscious movements,” says Allan Pease, body language expert and author of The Body Language of Love, (Harper Collins). “Women are better wired for picking up on non-verbal signals, so if men want to increase their chances in the mating game, then they should learn how to decode gestures women commonly use.”
Signals men need to know
When women toss or flick their hair: If you are talking to a woman and she flicks her hair, it definitely means she's into you. But if you're the one watching and she's done it for someone else, well, better luck next time. “You'll be surprised at how common hair flick and head toss is,” says his wife and co-author of the book, Barbara Pease. “Even women with short hair do it all the time. It's a woman's way to show she cares about how she looks and wants to impress her man.”
When women fiddle with a round object: Sounds like something you might see in a cheesy Benny Hill show, but Allan says it's true. If a woman is fondling a phallic-shaped object such as the stem of a wine glass or a dangling earring and giving you repeated glances, she finds you attractive. “It also means she's approachable,” adds Barbara. When women are unconsciously touching themselves: This is body language at the most basic level. “Watch for a woman slowly stroking her neck, throat or thigh,” says Allan. “If a man plays his cards right, then he may get to touch her in the same way.
When women point their knees: When you see a woman sitting with one leg tucked up under her, chances are that the knee pointing outwards is pointing towards the person she finds the most interesting. Hope that is you. If she's wearing a dress or skirt, it can offer a fleeting glimpse of an exposed thigh to anyone who's looking — preferably the person of interest.
When women put their face on display: A woman who is trying to attract a man's attention, with elbows resting on a surface, will place one hand on top of the other, then place her chin on her hands and face directly to him as is she is offering it to him for admiration. “It is an extremely feminine gesture, and an intimate one, as it also allows the woman to lean in towards the man,” says Barbara. “It also indicates that he has her full attention, and is open to flattery, flirtation and advances.”
Girls, watch out for the following and scout out your man:
When men have protruding thumbs: Thumbs are prominent in many hand gestures, as they represent strength of character and the ego. “A man will use protruding thumbs, in front or back pockets, around women to whom he is attracted,” says Allan.