Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Is She Interested?

Recently, I was watching Millionaire Matchmaker — don’t ask me why, it’s a train wreck of a show. Anyway, on the show a body language expert explained to one of the millionaires signs to look for in women to gauge their interest level. Some of the tips regarding first dates might be useful in your writing. So I’m sharing.
Signs of insecurity:
grooming, playing with hair/clothes/etc., talking about self, nervous laugh, unable to maintain eye contact, tripping over words, blushing, sweating
Signs that she IS interested/physically attracted:
leaning forward, regular eye contact, touching, making excuses to touch, legs crossed and pointed at the other person, toes pointed in the direction of the other person**, torso squarely facing the other, eyes lingering on particular details of the face including the mouth and sweeping the hair, lips parting slightly, slight nostril flare, hair flipping, moistening lips, running palm over neck gently
Signs that she is NOT interested:
shoulder turned away from other person, leaning back in chair, arms folded
 **This one is my favorite. I’ve never heard this before.
These are just a few. A fantastic place to find more body language examples is The Bookshelf Muse where Becca Puglisi and Angela Ackerman name body language cues to their associated emotions.
Happy writing!

Any other links you use for body language? Leave them in the comments below.

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