Look for teeth: "When he feels really happy, he's not covering that up," Wood says.4. Real smiles extend well beyond the mouth: They lift the forehead and give you slightly squinty eyes. When he initiates physical contact under the guise of another reason, it's a test to see how you respond to his touch, Wood says.
Like women, men don't always say exactly what they're feeling precisely when they feel it.
But guys don't have to say much to show you what they're thinking.
That's because unconscious body language signals can be extremely telling, says Patti Wood, a body language expert with more than 30 years of experience and author of 1. Either you're in a super-dark place, or this subtle signal means he's into you. People tend to use this subconscious expression to help open their eyes when they like what they see.
"Dilation is a brain response that occurs when you like and are attracted to something," Wood says. If he raises his brows ever so slightly while you're talking, it means he's interested in whatever you're saying. He might not show off a toothy grin while casually flirting, but on a really awesome date when he's having loads of fun?
He puts his hands on his hips with his elbows out to the sides. But if he crosses his legs away and turns the rest of his body toward you, it could just mean that he's shy, depending on the guy. But don't rush to judge a great conversationalist just because he chats you up while he faces forward. So feel him out, and look for other signs on this list before you go reassure him.18.
Because this stance takes up more space than standing with your arms against your sides, Wood says this is a male power signal that guys use to show physical superiority over other guys. If he makes an effort to find a common thread or asks you lots of questions, his body language may reflect his personality (shy), and he could actually be totally enthralled by you.17. The throat represents communication and vulnerability, Wood says. When he holds your hand, he presses his palm against yours.
If he reaches up to touch it during your interaction, he's interested in you and worried about coming across well. This kind of full-fledged hand-holding signifies a desire to connect.
The same goes for interlocking fingers, while an arched palm means he's scared or may be holding something back (literally).20. If he's constantly two steps ahead of you, it means he's more concerned about himself than you, Wood says.
Unless he's leading you through a scary or crowded space, he should adjust his pace to match yours.
The question is how do we use body language to be attractive and how does body language play a role in attraction?
I am currently writing a course about Body Language and Love and thought it would be fun to do a post on body language and attraction as I do my research.