When they touch their necks, they are feeling sexy, and if they rub their thigh as they cross and uncross their legs, they are sending flirtatious signals. Even if the touch seems accidental and lasts only a moment, touching is a communication sign that signals trust or aggressiveness, either of which means a woman is ready to move the communication closer, or at least to another level. A direct look that lasts longer than a few seconds can indicate interest.If the woman's pupils become dilated while you stare into her eyes, she may be getting aroused and want to see more of you. In fact, I made 163 highlights and took 19 pages of notes!
For example if a woman once fiddles with her hair while happening to make eye contact with a man during a conversation, this, in and of itself, could mean nothing.
Remember when it was easy to tell when someone was interested in you?
Linda Ray is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years reporting experience.
She's covered business for newspapers and magazines, including the "Greenville News," "Success Magazine" and "American City Business Journals." Ray holds a journalism degree and teaches writing, career development and an FDIC course called "Money Smart." Researchers at the Harvard Business School report that body language often is more reliable than spoken words.
While much of the body language that comes into play between men and women is instinctual, men can learn how to read female body language in flirting and make sure they interpret the signs correctly. If her feet or legs are pointing toward you, then she is most likely interested, according to mass communication scholar Callie Poole of Shepherd University. If she leans her shoulders forward when you speak, she is ready to flirt.
By the same token, if she positions her feet toward the door, she is most likely getting ready to bolt.Of course, body language isn't the only way we flirt.We also pick up on people flirting with us: But what these statistics tell us is that the majority of the best flirting is conducted through body language and not cheesy pickup lines or other forms of verbal communication.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.Nobody passes notes with yes, no or maybe boxes anymore. There are other ways to make your intentions known, or to know when someone is checking you out, and flirting is one of them.Here are a few examples of how women express their interest in the person whom she has her eyes set on: The fairer sex isn't the only one who has perfected non-verbal flirting skills.