Study reveals 8 signs of flirting behaviour during a date
Do you ever wonder if your date went ok? A research about this topic was led by Dr Jeffrey Hall who is an associate professor of communication studies in the University of Kansas.
How was it made? 102 heterosexual men and women were split 50:50 in a first date. They had never met before and were filmed partnering up in conversations for 10 to 12 minutes.
In the end, subjects reported their level of attraction toward their conversation partners. Afterwards, Dr Hall’s team reviewed the interactions and the signs of flirtation shown during the first date.
Here are some results:
- People were encouraging and complimentary – at first
- Towards the end of a conversation, women become more expressive
- Men, on the other hand, tend to lower the pitch of their voice later on
- Crossed legs at any point are a clear sign someone isn’t interested
- And if a woman doesn’t ask any questions, it’s not a good sign
- If someone begins talking to you by dishing out compliments and being encouraging to things you say, it is a good indicator they are interested
- Some people will also give a quick flirtatious glance at the start of the conversation.
- ‘palming’ – talking using open palm gestures – is a good sign