The Body Language of Attraction
Understanding each other’s body language is an important part of romance. The body language of attraction is subtle, subconscious and easy to miss if you are not paying attention. However, this is not to say that reading body language is difficult. Once you know the guidelines, reading both female and male body language comes naturally and intuitively.
If you are married, it is important that you learn to pick up on your partner’s cues. Remember 55 percent of communication happens through body language. This includes body and facial orientation, posture, shifting, leaning and touching. The ability to assign meaning to your partner’s body language can improve both emotional and physical intimacy in your marriage.
When your partner stands or sits very close to you, it is assign that he or she feels emotionally connected to you. On the other hand, if your partner tends to stand or sit far away from you, he or she could subconsciously be sending you a message that all is not well in the marriage. The earlier you pick up on such cues, the sooner you can begin working your marriage.
Having similar body language is a sign of a happy marriage. When you are attracted to someone, you tend to mimic the person’s behavior. The copying of body language happens subconsciously, and it can sometimes appear as if you partner is mocking you. However, mimicking is more often a sign that your partner admires you and wants to be closer to you. It is a clear sign of attraction.
Body positioning also plays a huge role in the body language of attraction. When your partner speaks to you, his or her torso should be turned and leaning towards you. It shows that he or she trusts you and is willing to be vulnerable and unguarded with you. When there is no trust in a relationship, people tend to speak with their bodies slightly turned and leaning away. Keeping an eye on body positioning can help you determine whether you need to work on trust in your marriage.
The eyes are the window to the soul and they can tell you what your partner is thinking or feeling. For starters, eye contact is always a good sign. It is a sign of openness, which is essential to intimacy in marriage. The last thing you want is for your partner to avert his or her gaze when you try to make eye contact. However, keep in mind that some people are naturally shy.
The body language of attraction may be subtle but it is not hard to pick up on if you know what to look for. Understanding body languages can help you to understand your partner better and to modify your own body language to ensure that you are sending the right message to your partner.