Different forms of communication require their own distinct form of listening and you can learn a lot if you understand how to read the body language of men. While texting is sometimes tricky, because of short choppy thoughts, face-to-face communication can also be challenging due to what is not being said aloud.
So, if you’ve come to think that men are the less-communicative gender, there’s a chance you just haven’t started listening to the right cues!
Sit tight, we’ve got five simple hints to act as your helpful guide in how to read the body language of men. So the next time you’re feeling flirty – or want a leg up on the competition – remember these clues and you’ll understand what he’s really saying when his lips aren’t telling you everything you want to know.
No, not about his face – We’ll get to that in a second. But do watch which direction his body is turned. Because there’s no two ways about it, whatever way a man is pointing his torso at, has won his attention as the most important point in the room.
That means if his shoulders and chest are facing squarely towards you, it’s a huge thumbs up! Even if he’s looking in the other direction, or shyly keeps his eyes cast down his attention is focused on you.
Watching your date struggle with dry-mouth can be a little unappealing, but read on before you bail! When someone of either gender feels attraction, their brains release just enough of a stress-causing chemical to keep them acting sharp. But a negative side-effect of that otherwise helpful hormone is that it stops saliva production.
So next time you see your date licking his lips, go ahead and hand him a glass of water… with the confidence that you’re the one who’s made him thirsty.
Look, Don’t Touch!
Have you ever been seated across from someone who continuously runs their fingers through their hair, or repeatedly touches the back of their neck? Relax. Once again this is good news! If he can’t stop fidgeting around you, he’s likely trying his best to make a good impression… and subconsciously letting you know that you’ve already made yours!
Getting Mixed Signals?
One sure-fire indicator of a man’s interest is seeing one of his eyebrows shoots up. A raised eyebrow signals he’s attracted and enthralled!
However keep your eyes peeled: if his brow stays up for longer than the blink of an eye, be wary that he may more incredulous than intrigued (which is probably not what you are going for).
It doesn’t take a Discovery Channel marathon to recognize that we subconsciously exaggerate our better features when we are feeling a strong attraction for someone. While you may straighten your posture, flip that full head of hair, or bat a set of doe-eyed lashes to enhance your feminine qualities, cracking how to read the body language of men means understanding roots that are as equally primal.
Pay close attention to his hands while he’s standing: are they stuffed in pockets, or are his thumbs hooked through his belt-loops? A man feeling the desire to impress will often give off hints by drawing subtle attention to his pelvis, so keep an eye out for hands that hang out around his waist for an indicator. Remember, the keyword here is subtle!
How To Read The Body Language Of Men Round-Up
At the end of the day, you’ll know that you partner is hooked when their body begins to relax. [Tweet “If he’s giving off relaxed vibes, lean in, make eye-contact, & smile!”] After you have nabbed his attention in some good old-fashioned face-to-face flirting, keep him warm by sending him creative and enticing text messages. Have fun flirting and communicating!