Flirting it’s ab interesting word, isn’t it? As long as it is not creepy and both parties do not mind, it can be fun. Now, flirting can be of two types: the verbal flirting and the non-verbal flirting aka body language. Verbal flirting is only meant for those sweet talkers who are capable of literally manufacturing candies out from their mouth. Whereas, body language flirting is more like the traditional way of flirting. Flirting again is different for men and women. Men usually approach the verbal flirting method and studies suggest that men easily display their feelings and also they have limited body languages to show that they are attracted to a woman.
Women, on the other hand, are a much-complicated matter. They have over 50 different flirting body languages that they use as opposed to 10-15 (ish) flirting body languages that men possess. It is therefore vital to understand a woman’s/man’s body language to understand if She/he is interested.
If a woman is interested in you will check you out (obviously), but she will make it a point that you see her doing that. If you catch her looking at you repeatedly even at long distances accompanied by a smile, it’s a sure thing that she is attracted or flirting with you (duh).
- Facial expressions
A woman’s facial expressions will tend to be “out of the usual” way is she is interested in you. Focus on her eyes, lips, and eyebrows and the way she reacts when you talk to her.
Raised eyebrows: raised eyebrows can mean a lot of things in different situations, but if she raises her eyebrows when you talk to her, it is usually a positive indication. It either means she agrees with you or in some cases raised eyebrows can also mean that she likes what she sees in you.
Biting lips: okay, this may be too common, but for someone who might have just crawled out of a rock, when a woman bites or chews her lips when you’re talking to her it means she is flirting. Women do this to draw out your attention to her lips.
Dilated pupils: a dilated pupil usually is an indication of being attracted to the other person. So if you notice her pupils dilate when she looks at you or when you’re together, it usually means that she is attracted to you. This, of course, is applicable to both men and woman.
Flared nostrils: if you’re looking for signs to assume if she likes you or not or if she’s flirting with you, her nostril is probably the last thing that you want to look at. But, on the contrary, her nostrils can also help you determine that. If her nostrils flare up, it’s usually an indication of being attracted to you. It’s an involuntary action that occurs when one feels excited, so it’s a genuine body language of flirting or being attracted.
Fiddling or playfulness is one another prevalent body language that indicates if she is flirting with you. Look if she fiddles with her hair, jewelry or any other irregular body movements to understand if she’s flirting with you.
Fiddling hair: if she fiddles her hair too often when you’re together it usually means she is flirting with you. However, fiddling hair too frequently can also mean that she is bored. The key is to look for a smile when she fiddles her hair. If her fiddling is accompanied by a coy smile, it means she is attracted to you.
Fiddling jewelry: fiddling jewelry or objects are a part of involuntary action. When a woman is interested in you, your presence will make her restless and excited in a nervous way. This automatically results to her body responding in a restless manner such as playing with her earrings, twisting her rings or play with her necklace.
- Postures and movements
Standing close: if you notice that she has no problems standing near you or you feel like the physical proximity is reducing between you two, it means she is interested in you
Exposing her neck: if she turns her head to one side exposing her neck or frequently brushes her hair, she is trying to draw your attention towards her neck or her earrings which is an indication of flirting
Of course this may be entirely unintended as well, but still, it is a clear sign of being attracted
As mentioned earlier men’s body language flirtation is not as complex as compared to women’s, but they still exist. Here are some common flirting body languages of men.
Grooming: if a man constantly grooms his hair, jackets or any piece of clothing on him, it means he is attracted to you and, hence, trying to look presentable in front of you.
Eyebrows: if a man is interested in you his eyebrows will go up and down the moment he sees you. This, of course, happens in a matter of seconds, but if you see that, it’s almost certain that he is interested.
Standing tall: posture is very important to a man. Hence, if he is interested in you, he will make sure that he stands firm and strong to radiate confidence and of course to show off his body.
Touching his face: this is again another involuntary action that happens without their knowledge. When a man is attracted to you, he feels excited in your presence and apparently their face becomes “tingly.” This leads to them touching their face or lips in a natural, responsive way
Smile: now, this is more of a woman’s thing, right? But it’s the same thing with men. If he smiles around you all the time or he smiles whenever you take a glance at him, it’s certain that he likes you.
Genuine smile: men can’t fake a lot of things (no pun intended), but one thing they can is their smile. They are always around people they don’t really like and that results in fake smiles. So even if you catch him smiling at you, that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s flirting. If he is “really” smiling when you’re together or smiling at something you said, it’s a clear indication that he is attracted to you (unless you’re a stand-up comedian).