We all know by now that we send messages not only with our words, but with our body movements and expressions. Interpreting everyday body language is an instinctual process — everyone does it to differing extents. But romantic body language can be more challenging. How do you know if someone is interested in you or not? Are you reading a potential partner’s body language correctly?
Romantic body language, like all forms of body language, is unique — everyone has their unique way of expressing romantic interest or attention. But many more expressions are general in scope and are shown by people of a certain gender, or both genders. These signals are sent from head to toe:
A head tilted sideways shows interest — a person is curious about what they’re seeing. Widened eyes are a classic signal of interest. Your pupils dilate and become larger when you’re interested in what you see. Combined with raised eyebrows, wide eyes are an almost sure sign of interest. Parted and licking lips are another obvious sign — so obvious that most people understand what it means immediately.
The voice is not truly part of the body, but it has important signals of interest in another person. Particularly, if a person matches their speech to yours in tone, speed, and even in words, they’re trying to get along better with you. Combined with other expressions, a matched voice is a sign of deeper interest.
You wouldn’t think of arms as a place to look for romantic signals, but the way you carry your arms sends out certain signals. Specifically, open arms with wrists out shows trust of a situation or person, and in the language of romance, that is a good sign.
Hips thrusted out are an overt suggestion of sexual interest. Swaying hips, whether consciously or unconsciously show that a person would like your attention.
Can you guess what a person sticking their bottom out means in terms of romantic body language?
Knees pointed towards a person indicates interest in them. Open legs, especially by men, is a traditionally sexual display. Sitting with legs open shows comfort in your social surroundings, which is helpful when trying to decide how comfortable a potential partner may be in your presence.
If you can see the toes, they might give you a clue — moving, bouncing toes show excitement and interest, as do curled toes.
Which of these signals do you notice you display? Have you noticed any of these signs, or do you know of any other signs that show romantic interest?