Understanding Men: Dating Body Language

Updated on December 12, 2016

Body language makes up 55% of our communication with others. The movements our bodies unknowingly and subconsciously create speak volumes about the way we're feeling mentally and emotionally. When a couple is in the midst of a heated argument and the woman folds her arms across her chest, she is sending a message that cannot be verbalized. Sentences are a logical construction, and sometimes they can only say so much. Where our words fall short, our natural reactions take over in the form of body language.

The key to understanding men, other than reading John Grey's Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, is to study their body language, the subconscious signs they emit with their features.

DATING BODY LANGUAGE

Expressive with his hands: He's a great communicator -- in and out of bed -- and will be very sensitive and attentive to your needs.

Touches your lower back: When a guy is aroused, he will make contact with your lower back, sides, or thighs. If he bypasses standard contact (such as hand holding) altogether, he's REALLY aroused.

Leans in close: When a man wants to be with you physically, he will invade your personal space. It differs for everyone, but generally speaking your physical space is anywhere within 2 feet around your body.

Large smile: A wide, toothy grin is actually very revealing. It means he is giving this his all, and he's way into you.

Hugs & kisses: Some people greet by hugging, others greet by kissing. The guy who does both is interesting and experimental, always ready to switch gears and try something new.

Strokes your head: Stroking of the head, back or arms is a sensual signal meaning he loves you and is highly attracted to you.

Slouched shoulders: When a man who has a normally broad shouldered stance suddenly slouches, even slightly, it means whatever you have just said or done is incredibly endearing to him. The shoulder slouch means he's getting ready to hold you. His emotions for you are strong.

Sits on his hands: Liar, liar, liar! Just kidding. Although sitting on one's hands means he is trying to control what is coming out of his mouth, it could just mean that he's afraid to screw up and say the wrong thing.

ANALYZING THE SIGNS OF DATING

Stroking her hair as he looks at her lovingly indicates extreme sensuality and an outpouring of emotion
Stroking her hair as he looks at her lovingly indicates extreme sensuality and an outpouring of emotion
Her arms are gripping him tight, but his half-hearted embrace could indicate disinterest. Either that or he's just sweaty.
Her arms are gripping him tight, but his half-hearted embrace could indicate disinterest. Either that or he's just sweaty.

SECRETS OF MEN AND WOMEN

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        Whania 

        6 years ago

        Like I am on a softball team and my coach touches my lower back.Does that mean he likes me or is he just being friendly ?

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        Limited 

        6 years ago

        This is so dumb

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        DIDIER 

        6 years ago

        Body language is a form of mental and physical ability of human non-verbal communication.so,it's very good and interested to know all communicative ways as nature elements which needs always relation and meaning of one's mind.

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        Sandra 

        8 years ago

        Interesting. I read that when they touch your stomach that they see themselves having children with you (i.e. Cosmopolitan magazine)

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        anon 

        8 years ago

        You basically just re-phrased a cosmo article

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        Nikita Gross 

        9 years ago

        This is very helpful!

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        Maylinda Arons 

        10 years ago

        Useful stuff. I'll keep a lookout for these from now on... especially the sits on his hands one!

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        tomche_tom 

        10 years ago from UK

        Very nice

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