We all wish we could have an outside view into how we act around people, and how people actually see us. Unfortunately, we’re stuck in our own bodies and brains and don’t get this aerial view of our relationship building. Wouldn’t it be great if we could know though? If we could figure out what our body language is saying in order to control how people perceive us? Luckily we can! At least, we can estimate what the signals we’re giving off mean. The next time you’re on a hot and steamy first date, pay attention to these signs to make sure you’re using your body language to the best of your ability.

1. Lots of eye contact:


While some people find this romantic, it can also be a little intimidating. If you don’t know someone very well, keep the eye contact to a normal amount. It’s an intimate action, and if you’re just starting your relationship it might put the other person off. Too-much-too-soon and all that jazz, you know?

None the less, using eye contact helps you convey interest.

12 Signals We Give Through Our Body Language