However, in mate finding behaviour, the unconscious pull often decides how a person responds with eye contact and general gaze.
Making more eye contact is certainly an indication someone is experience a keen interest to get to know you.
So is face-watching and not giving into distractions that may be unfolding around (for example, if you’re seated in a busy pub or restaurant).
Eye contact combined with taking in the features and paying attention to them, is indication enough the person is drawn towards you. You can use the same metric to judge your own behavior when you’re meeting someone new.
In her PhD thesis, a University of Oslo student Olga Chelnokova attempted to look at how the human brain is able to put focus on to the most important information revealed by a face. According to her research, a “reward system” is at play when there is attraction. This is tied to the same parts of the brain that find pleasure in good food or succeeding at a game or lottery.
While there are multiple common behavioural patterns in men and women to show they are interested in you, some are unique based on gender and context. It helps to know of evolutionary instincts and how they serve and fail us.
This can also be the starting point of you exploring the signals you exhibit and while doing so, trust how you feel in your gut. It is quicker to register non-verbals than the thinking brain.
Could you relate to the above-mentioned body language signs of attraction? Let us know in comments.