Non verbal communication in dating
To relate effectively to others, you need to read your partner, get feedback about how he/she feels, and adjust your approach as necessary.
Such sensitivity, feedback, and adaptation is essential for any interpersonal influence - even love. Are they going to say yes to a date, marriage proposal, or weekend vacation?
One of the most useful books on body language I have found actually comes from my fellow PT Blogger Joe Navarro.
According to Navarro (2008), body language behaviors are guided by very primitive parts of our brain - called the limbic system.
The fact is, communication is the key to any successful relationship.
In new or "pre-relationships" however, non-verbal methods of communication are far more important than content.
While some people may be able to train themselves to control some gestures, some non verbal communication, such as pupil dilation, cannot be controlled Non verbal communication is important in many ways.
Often, non verbal communication can give away a person’s real feelings, no matter what he or she is saying.This could be an inherent comfort with themselves, that they're able to engage eye contact regardless of whom they're talking to, but it can also be a good indicator of interest in you.If someone is avoiding eye contact, it usually means one of two things - they're not interested, or they're very shy. This is one of the more annoying, but very telling types of non-verbal communication. If I asked what the first way people greet one other is, you may say with a wave, a smile or a handshake.
” Now, you may not be good but that’s what you say in response to that question; it’s an automatic response.
After all, the idea is to see whether you've had an emotional effect on a (desired) partner. One of the best ways of telling how your date, mate, or lover is feeling is to read his/her body language.