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Body Language For Dummies®, 2nd Edition by Elizabeth Kuhnke

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Chapter 13

Rating, Dating, and Mating: Using the Body in Courting Behaviour

In This Chapter

arrow Catching a person’s eye

arrow Indicating your interest

arrow Following the romantic process

Try flirting without using body language. Go on, give it a go. Surprise, surprise! It can’t be done. You simply can’t convey romantic interest without the body getting into the act. To play a really successful game of flirtation, your body has to speak what your mouth mustn’t say.

When you’re feeling good about yourself you focus your eyes, position your mouth and manoeuvre your shoulders, hips and hands in ways that send out signals saying, ‘Check me out! I think you’re hot!’ After you get a person’s attention, you shift gears to hold onto your target’s interest and move the attraction to another level. Having captured and conquered the unsuspecting or equally interested party, your body moves into a new mode of behaving that demonstrates comfort, ease, and familiarity. Observe how long-term lovers anticipate one another’s actions by the way they move in sync with their partners.

How you use your body exposes how ready you are for a bit of romance, how attractive you feel and how interested you are in another’s ...

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