Good body language dating
But if you exhibit those body signals, your date will likely assume that you don’t care to forge something meaningful.
Maria Avgitidis, matchmaker at NYC-based dating service Agape Match, adds that you shouldn’t touch or hide your neck, because that gives the impression that you’re uncomfortable, being disingenuous, or are hiding a secret. You may just be nervous, but that body language can indicate impatience.
All you have to do is stand like a superhero, hands on hips, for a couple of minutes. Professor Cuddy’s research showed that posing the body powerfully made people feel more confident going into high pressure situations like an interview, presentation — or date.
Which means, yes, you gotta go on some first dates.
I spoke with two dating experts — Benjamin Evans, dating and relationships coach, and Thomas Edwards, founder of The Professional Wingman — to find out what really matters when it comes to body language on a first date and which tips you can stop worrying about.
Thomas has an acronym that he uses with his clients: SOLD — Smiling, Open Body Language, Leaning, Direction.
Basically, keep a friendly face, an open body posture, and point your body toward your date.