Romantic Relationship
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How to Know if Someone Likes You

Everybody feels good to know that someone special likes them. But, how do you know whether someone really likes you? Generally, you can easily know if a person that you meet likes you within minutes of interacting with them. That’s because there are nonverbal cues that let you know this instantly. Here are some of the things that should let you know if a person that you meet likes you.

Eye Contact

Generally, people like looking at the persons they like while avoiding eye contact with individuals that don’t like. An increase in eye contact can be due to the neuro-chemical oxytocin. Increased oxytocin level leads to an increase in eye contact which provides a well-being feeling. It also improves mutual attraction. Interest is depicted by pupil dilation. People with wider dilation are more attracted to each other. However, it’s important to note that there is a thin line between staring and eye contact. A person that maintains eye contact likes you. However, a person that stares at you is impolite.

Light Touch

A person that likes you will touch you lightly. Women in romantic relationships tend to give a light touch to the arms of the other person while talking. Unfortunately, some men mistake the touch for a sexual encounter invitation. A light touch indicates that a woman likes you. Playful activities also indicate that a person likes you. If a person pulls away abruptly when you touch them, it means they don’t like you or they are not ready for your advances.

Body Orientation

When a person leans towards you when talking, they most likely like you. However, if a person distances themselves from you, they don’t like you. Rapport increases when a person leans inwards. For instance, when people sit adjacent to each other, they turn heads towards one another. This can be followed by turning shoulders towards each other. Torsos will then turn fully as they turn to face each other. Finally, they will lean on each other.

Mirroring

When a person likes you, they will mirror your body positions. This helps in establishing rapport while testing whether the other person likes you. It’s also a subconscious way of telling the other person that you also like them. Therefore, mirror the body position of the person that you meet and change yours later. If they mirror your body position, they most likely like you.

Barriers

When a person likes you, they will remove obstacles that may hinder your interaction with them. However, when a person doesn’t like you, they will most likely place barriers between you and them. These barriers may include things like purses, magazines, newspapers, cushions, and cups. Barriers may not necessarily imply that a person does not like you. However, they let you know that you have not established rapport yet. It’s important that you monitor where a person places the barrier after talking to them for some time. For instance, if they place a glass or a cup on the other side and remove the barrier, it means they like you.

Basically, you can know if someone likes you by monitoring their nonverbal behaviors. Monitor these behaviors to determine whether conditions are favorable for you to develop a relationship.

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