Body language tips for dating
It’s the kind of body language that we naturally adopt when we’re into someone, but Thomas’ knows that getting comfortable enough to automatically do these things can be really hard for people.“Practice until it becomes a habit,” Thomas says. Steph Curry doesn’t fake his three-point shots; he practices his three point shots.”Ben’s number one tip for body language on a first date was actually the most surprising: Forget about body language and just listen to your date.“The moment you focus on body language it means you're being self-centered — you're more concerned with your own inner voice or manipulating the situation to truly connect with your date,” Ben says.
“Listening means being selfless and letting yourself be vulnerable, both of which are essential for a deep connection.”So what’s a socially awkward person who can’t stop thinking about what their body is doing on a first date to do?
As the old adage says, "ladies first," so let's start with the women.
A lot of things factor into whether or not you have a good first date, but one aspect that gets a lot of attention is body language. It’s enough to make someone put away the cocktail dress, pull out the sweats, and cuddle up with the least demanding bae, your TV.Nobody passes notes with yes, no or maybe boxes anymore. There are other ways to make your intentions known, or to know when someone is checking you out, and flirting is one of them.In fact, it takes between 90 seconds and four minutes for another person to realize that you are flirting with them.But anyone who has ever had a random person keep touching them after they’ve given all the signals that they’re not interested knows just how often people mess up this tip.
Remember: It’s just as important to pay attention to your date’s signals as it is to communicate properly with your own body.
Which means, yes, you gotta go on some first dates.