Scientific studies reckon that over half of all communication is non-verbal, and women give out five times more body language signals than men do. The remainder of communication comprises about 40% tone of voice and the remaining 7% is the words that we speak.
When you look at someone that you are interested in, your eyes will dilate, or open widely. If you are talking to someone and you notice that their eyes do this it is a good sign that they are attracted to you. Be careful though, bright lights can also make the eyes dilate.
Another sign is that the other person stares at you longer than is normal, then glances away before returning their gaze to you. You may notice a naughty smile on their face when their eyes do this. The other important sign to watch for is an unconscious raise of the eyebrows.
Another part of the body that is often involved with flirting body language is the mouth. One of the common mouth gestures is slowly licking the lips with the tongue to wet them. Sometimes they might massage their lips while softly biting them. Women will often do this before applying lipstick.
The other person should smile at you too. This indicates that they are friendly towards you and think that you are fun company.
One of the common flirting body language signs is for the other person to unconsciously cross and then uncross their legs. They might also massage or expose their thighs while she is doing this to accentuate the action.
You might want to watch out for the other person tightly crossing their legs for a long time. This is a defensive posture and may indicate that they are not interested in a sexual encounter at this time. The other signs may show you that they are attracted to you, but this indicates that they are not ready to take it further at this time.
Farther down the legs, the knees are another great indicator of attraction. If the knees are facing towards you, then it is a good sign, but if they are facing away from you then it indicates that they are not interested and are looking to make their escape. When the knees and other body parts are facing you then you have their full attention.
When the other person touches you a lot it is a good sign that they are attracted to you. It is a way of intimating physical contact between you before taking the attraction further. This is normally casual, light touches that the other person can mean to look accidental.
Watch out for the other person crossing their arms in front of them. Arm crossing is another defensive posture that people sub-consciously use to show that they are not interested in you.
Another great body sign that you can see in a couple where there is mutual attraction is that they shift their position to mimic each other. If the other person starts to copy your posture and breathing then it indicates that they are attracted to you. They might even adjust the volume and tone of their speech to match yours.
Everybody has their own personal space, and if the other person enters your personal space, it is a sign that they want to get closer to you. However, if they are too quick to enter it is a sign that they are more aggressive and you may want to back off a little.
Flirting body language is one of the most important ways that you can determine whether someone is attracted to you. These signs can be obvious to the observant person, and if you can interpret them correctly, it is a great way to work out if the other person is attracted to you or if you are wasting your time.