Body language can tell whether a relationship is platonic or romantic – here are some tips on what to look out for.
How Love “Looks”
When someone is in love or attracted to you, they often give off a shy vibe. One of the most common so-called looks is when someone sweeps the room with their gaze and their eyes land on you. They may also look at you and glance away when you look back at them, repeating this pattern several times.
Eye Contact May Confuse You
Eye contact is often seen as a major sign of gauging someone’s interest in you romantically. When someone likes you, they often have trouble meeting your eyes, or they often feel uncomfortable during discourse. An extremely uncomfortable person is actually a good sign because it establishes interest in you. Some may even go as far as making too much eye contact in an effort to validate their interest only to find that it’s more difficult than they initially believed.
Another way that someone may try to establish a romantic connection with you is by mirroring your movements or the way you speak. If it extends beyond your actions, it’s usually a surefire sign that they hope to build a stronger connection with you through these actions.
The “Lean” In
When you’re speaking to someone and they choose to lean into you while their feet and chest are facing in your direction, it usually points to having feelings. You will find that someone with crossed arms or a drink placed in front of them is usually not interested in you in any way.
The “Accidental” Touch
If a person finds excuses to accidentally brush up against you or touch you in any way, this usually is a sign they’re looking for romance. Usually, this happens when you’re speaking to a person.
The Sideways Glance
One of the surefire ways to find out if someone is interested in you is to see them perform the sideways glance with a smile or raised eyebrows. This means they want you to reciprocate in flirting and hope to draw you in.
Flushing is often one of the most obvious telltale signs that someone likes you. It purportedly means mimicking an orgasm, and as such, many mature women wear blush or red lipstick to pay homage to this fact.
The Fun Playboy
Though most don’t think it, someone projecting themselves as outgoing or fun is actually trying to gain your attention. Whether they tease you, make fun of you or crack a joke, they’re trying to form a meaningful connection and get you to notice them.
The “Yes” Guy
One of the most popular tactics for guys to make themselves more appealing is to say “yes” to everything or like the same things you do. Whether your jokes are actually funny or not, this person may choose to effortlessly laugh at them.
Usually, fidgeting is intended to come off as one of the major signs of flirting. When someone likes you, their heart beats faster and they tend to perform fidgety actions to cover up their nervousness. Usually, men are calm and calculated, but if they’re around someone they like, they become a nervous wreck.