Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Read My Lips: Clue into Body Language

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Read My Lips: Clue into Body Language

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THE attendance of Dr Shelli Dubbs should be mandatory for every Christmas party. The PhD holder is an expert in meeting strategies and could tell you who was into who, and, more importantly, who was into you.

C[pounds sterling]It's very interesting to observe the body language cues of men and women,C[yen] she said.

C[pounds sterling]Most of the time it's totally unconscious.C[yen]

So what do we do when we flirt?

C[pounds sterling]When you like someone, you want to get closer to them,C[yen] Dr Dubbs said.

C[pounds sterling]People who are attracted to each other move in a bit closer, lean in to each other.

C[pounds sterling]We will also open our body posture. You won't cross your arms, and even if women do cross their legs, they won't be pointed away from the man they're interested in.C[yen]

Dr Dubbs also said eye contact was a big deal.

C[pounds sterling]Men and women will gaze at each other and if they're interested, their pupils will dilate,C[yen] she said. …

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