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Like anything else in this world, the era of modern technology has both its advantages and disadvantages. Having shifted most of our communication online, we’re starting to lack the ability to read people’s true feelings as well as express those feelings, especially when it comes to love. The good news is that our gestures can say a lot for us while the ability to read body signals can open up curtains to the truth.
We at Bright Side admit that knowing someone’s feelings is oftentimes a real puzzle, so we’ve collected a set of body signs that can help you learn a man’s real feelings without saying a word.
1. Lifting the eyebrows
Does he raise his eyebrows whenever he sees you? If he likes you, he likes everything that he sees and hears from you and subconsciously wants more of you. That’s the reason he opens his eyes more widely and as a result, his eyebrows raise too.
Clammy hands might be a sign that he’s feeling hot or that he’s nervous when you’re around. He might be scared to make a wrong move and ruin everything or say something dull that can also frighten you off. All this leads to an increased level of nervousness and as a result, wet hands.
2. Moist hands
3. Leaning toward you
Though this may be an obvious sign, it says a lot. The situation is different when you’re spending time in a noisy or crowded bar but if he hears you perfectly but still leans his body toward you, it means he wants to hear everything you say and not miss a word.
If you notice him pressing your palm against his, it shows his inner desire to connect with you even more. Interlocked fingers have the same meaning.
4. Pressing your palm
5. Spreading his legs
This gesture could be a sign of trust (or bad manners). This position is vulnerable for men and by sitting this way, he shows his trust toward you on the condition that he’s not making you feel uncomfortable. Why would he do it if he wasn’t interested in you?
Does he take deep breaths whenever he sees you? Not only does the reason hide in his need to receive more oxygen but it’s also in his wish to make his chest look bigger and his waist smaller. He tries to subconsciously look attractive to you because he is already into you.
6. Deep breaths
7. Eye contact
If you’re spending time around other people and you catch him looking at you when you glance at him, that’s a true sign he’s interested in you. Bolder guys don’t feel shy about keeping long eye contact — the more modest ones might be watching you whenever you pass by or give you secret looks. Moreover, people tend to look at the person they like when they’re laughing; so check who he’s looking at the next time you hear a joke together and if it’s you, rejoice!
That’s another sign of his being nervous when you’re around. Many people tug something in their hands whenever they feel nervous and the same thing happens to him. However, since he doesn’t want you to notice it, he tries to do it less obviously.
Men tend to have more restrained smiles when they grow up but spending time with a person they like makes their smiles more genuine. Apart from showing their front teeth, signs such as squinty eyes and wrinkles on the forehead can mean you’re affecting him in a good way.
If the tone of his voice changes to a sweeter, softer one when he addresses you, you can be sure you’re on his list. He also might start to speak slower when communicating with you which is because he feels comfortable and relaxed.
8. Touching his necktie
9. Genuine smiles
10. His voice changes
11. Walking next to you
Walking 2 steps ahead of you clearly shows he’s more interested in his own personality rather than yours. Conversely, walking next to you shows his interest in your personality as well as mutual communication. The only exception of walking ahead of you is when wading through a crowded place or even a dangerous one.
Pay attention to the way he treats your possessions — does he throw your coat or does he hand it to you? The amount of respect he gives to your belongings shows the amount of respect he has for you. Even if he treats you like a queen but doesn’t treat your stuff the same way, it indicates his non-genuine feelings and vice versa.
12. Treating your belongings respectfully
13. Accidental touches
If he can’t stop touching you accidentally and inadvertently, or if he keeps occasionally hitting your feet under the table, it indicates his inner desire to be closer to you. Basically, we try to stay away from people when we don’t like them, right? The same principle but vice versa works when we have warm feelings toward someone.
Last but not least, his ability to keep his phone aside and not react to every message he gets not only shows his respect for you, but also his interest in you. The whole world can wait as long as you’re next to him.
14. No phone
15. Parting the lips
You already know that his whole facial expression changes when he sees you but if you still have doubts, check his lips. He might part them right when he sees you or it might take him some time but in any case, he will do it because of his warm feelings for you.
Is there anything we forgot to mention in this article? We’d be glad to hear your observations in the comments!
Illustrated by Mariya Zavolokina for BrightSide.me