Greensboro, NC -- Love is in the air for Valentine's Day. If you haven't found that special someone yet, the key to finding love may be your powers of observation.
Body language expert Blanca Cobb, Founder of Truthblazer, shared tips on what members of both sexes should look for from the opposite sex.
TIPS FOR MEN: Cobb said, "When a gal is talking to a guy, what normally happens, she'll start working her groove and what I mean by this is through touch. If you think about how women shop, when they're looking for clothes, they're feeling the fabric, they're taking it, they're touching it, they're trying in on, it's all up against them. It's no different when they're attracted to somebody. They might touch an arm, a shoulder, they might pick some lint off, straighten a collar. It's about touch making the connection." Cobb also said women lean towards people, so they're leaning has meaning - they close in that gap and there listening.
TIPS FOR WOMEN: Cobb said men make larger gestures. "One big thing about guys, particularly confident guys, they'll take up space. They'll take up a lot of space, but also men who are attracted to other people, they'll showcase their package. What that means is they will showcase their netherregions and they do it subconsciously. A lot of times, they don't even realize what they're doing. [...] They might put their hands in their front pocket with their thumbs sticking out and you will notice its kind showcasing what they have below the belt." She also said men's voices get deeper when they're attracted to someone.
NOTE FOR BOTH SEXES: Cobb said body language is about baseline. "You have to figure out what normal for an individual before we start making assumptions about what non-verbal mannerisms mean." Cobb also warned against getting too excited about any one gesture because the key to flirting and body language is looking for signs in clusters. "You have to be careful. Just because you see one type of body language doesn't necessarily mean this person is attracted to you. It could. But when we see non-verbals that happen in clusters, then that's more of a sign that, yes, this is real, this person is attracted to you."
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