If you often feel awkward AF trying to flirt (WTF does that word even mean, really?), just remember that the straightforward mainstays of eye contact, volleying genuine conversation, and smiling can usually do the trick.So what are your chances of reading body language on an average date, especially once you factor in low lighting, two drinks, and maybe some Botox?And remember your own body language: The time spent changing outfits or planning what you are going to say next would be much better spent making your date comfortable enough to establish a "baseline."To be a human lie detector, you have to establish a baseline or find out what is "normal" behavior for the person in question—so that you can tell when something is off.Once he’s relaxed, observe the four C's—comfort, context, consistency, and clusters.Comfort: According to former FBI agent and body language expert Joe Navarro, we have to first ask ourselves a very basic question: Is his overall body language comfortable (leaning toward you, torso and feet pointed in your direction with a comfortable amount of eye contact) or uncomfortable (facing away from you, hands hidden, either staring at you or constantly breaking eye contact)?"By bringing you close to his heart, he's symbolically showing you that he's attached," explains communication expert Audrey Nelson, Ph D, author of ."Holding you against a masculine part of his body — his chest — is also his way of letting you know he can protect you." This dependable nurturer loves taking care of his woman, whether he's hanging shelves or propping you up after a work debacle.
Hand gestures can reveal a lot about how a date is going.Everybody has different quirks and habits, of course, but some common body language signals are universal.You can understand a lot from watching how a person uses his body – and he doesn’t even have to say a single word.MORE: Decipher your man's every move with our Body Language Decoder. "Holding you against a masculine part of his body — his chest — is also his way of letting you know he can protect you." This dependable nurturer loves taking care of his woman, whether he's hanging shelves or propping you up after a work debacle.In bed, he's likely to take charge as well — he'll favor man-on-top positions like missionary and doggie-style.Body language is a reflex: Research shows that whatever we're feeling first shows up in our brain's limbic system, before showing up nanoseconds later in our conscious minds.