Male body language and dating

Let's take a look at some of the ways men use body language when they flirt.

Body language around the world - aka kinesics - relates to non verbal communication through body language gestures, facial expressions and posture, and can be done consciously or unconsciously though more often unconsciously.

When you were around 10 years old, chances are someone passed a folded sheet of notebook paper and it read in 10-year-old scribble: "Do you like me? Check yes, no or maybe." You smiled and checked the "yes" box. But as we've gotten older, the dating scene's gotten much trickier.

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And using body language to flirt is the most common way we do it.

Words don't need to be spoken when a woman has identified the object of her affection.

She just uses what she has to get what -- or who -- she wants.

Other people will unconsciously - or, if they happen to be aware of body language signals, consciously - pick up on what your subtle and instinctive gestures, posture and eye movements are saying about what you really feel about a person or situation.

The same applies to you, in that you are consciously or more likely unconsciously picking up on what other people are really thinking about someone or something through their body language.

Of course there are differences in the way men and women do use body language to flirt.