“People watching” – many of us do it. We look at people, analyzing how they act when they don’t know they are being watched. The pensive movements of a woman on the bus, the rushed walk of a man seemingly late for something, and the way a girl plays with her hair while sitting next to her crush on a bench in the park.
The language of the body is just another means of communication. Gestures and movements or lack thereof. How someone glances at you or how someone sits next to you can carry a lot of meaning. Body language is incredibly subtle and can sometimes be hard to read.
You wish a man would just up and tell you that he really likes you but, for now, he is only using non-verbal cues. How can you successfully decipher what he intends to express? How do you know if he is falling for you by looking only at his gestures? There are telltale signs that will give him away. Let’s look at some of them.
#1. He smiles with his teeth
When was the last time you saw any man’s teeth? Men tend to stop showing their teeth while smiling when they are old enough to be independent from their mom. But if they meet a woman they genuinely like, their teeth will show again. If a man bares his teeth when he smiles, you can rest assured that he likes you. Take a selfie together and check his smile.
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#2. He licks his lips
We lick our lips in anticipation. It is a reflex to being excited about something that is about to happen. The explanation is simple. In anticipation of the event, we produce more saliva, and licking our lips is just a way to clear the excess saliva. If a man licks his lips when he is around a woman he likes or loves, it happens because he is excited by her and attracted to her.
#3. He raises his eyebrows
Raised eyebrows can mean various things, depending on the context. Often, we associate raised eyebrows with a startled expression. It can also be a sign of curiosity, or that something’s not quite right. If you are with a man and notice an ever-slight raise of his eyebrows, it is an almost sure sign that he likes you.
#4. He looks at your face
Usually, maintaining eye contact means that a man is interested in you. But what if he looks at your whole face? It means that he is falling head over heels for you. Why would he want to only look at your eyes when he loves the curve of your nose, your sweet pouty lips, the dimples on your cheeks? He imagines himself nibbling on your earlobes and kissing your forehead.
#5. He touches you
Men can get very shy, especially when it comes to expressing their feelings to women they like. A man won’t touch you, unless he is either very confident or very creepy. Otherwise he will wait until his feelings are strong enough to make him badly need to show you his affection. It takes a lot of courage for a man to reach out and touch you, no matter where you are.
#6. He leans in towards you during conversation
Unless you are at a noisy bar or club, he won’t lean in during conversation to hear better. He would be doing it because he likes you and wants to get closer to you. Also, he is testing your reaction. Will you reciprocate, or will you move away? Remember how men are really dense when it comes to reading emotions in women?
#7. He walks beside you
Keep an eye out for what he does when you two are out walking. Usually, because men are walking faster than women, they tend to be at least two steps ahead, without even noticing, which can be very annoying. If your man loves you, he will be very careful to keep up with you, adjusting his walking speed to yours, so you can walk side by side.
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