Position of Feet
The position of the feet reveals the direction of interest. For example, if a man is interested in a woman, yet too nervous to face her, his feet may still be pointing in her direction. The same is true for women; however, some women stand pigeon-toed -- both feet facing inward -- to assume a more approachable posture.
When a person gestures with her palms facing upward, this is a sign of openness. Exposing the wrists reveals a willingness to be vulnerable, whereas downward-facing hands reveal a slightly more defensive attitude.
A brief gaze, lasting about five seconds, is usually a sign of attraction, especially if it occurs repeatedly. It may be an invitation to approach and engage in conversation. An upward gaze from a bowed forehead is very flirtatious gesture. A lengthy stare or downward gaze can send a threatening message.
A natural smile, which creates wrinkles around the eyes, may be a sign of genuine interest. When a person smiles simply to be polite, the smile will only move muscles around the lips.
Light and brief contact may be a sign of attraction. For example, if a man brushes against a woman's arm or gives her a quick pat on the shoulder or hand during conversation, he may be signaling interest. She may interpret too much contact as a threatening sign.
When seated, leaning toward a person is a sign of attraction. It conveys a message of fascination. Leaning away signals disinterest or irritation; the movement says, "I'd rather be somewhere else."
Copying the gestures or posture of another person reveals interest. Mirroring does not involve mimicking every exact movement. For example, if a woman leans forward and smiles, an attracted man may lean in slightly.