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Body language can tell you a lot about a couple. It can tell you who is more dominant, who is more attracted, and if the couple is happy or sad together. Knowing how to read the nonverbal cues gives you insights into the couple’s secret connection.
how body language tells you about who is dominant in a couple
When it comes to body language, couples are always sending out signals to each other. Some of these signals are conscious, while others are subconscious. These signals can tell you a lot about the dynamics of the relationship, and who is dominant within it.
In this section, we will explore some of the most common body language signals that couples send to each other about dominance.
The more dominant partner will usually take up more space. This means spreading out or taking up lots of room. The submissive partner will act in the opposite way by condensing themselves and folding into a small ball.
This tactic is also common among friends.
The dominant person tends to lean over the other one in a conversation, making them appear larger and stronger.
Dominants also tend to point their bodies towards the person they are speaking with, while keeping their faces toward them as well. Submissives will often turn away from people when speaking to them, especially those who are of higher status.
In conversations between strangers, those who feel less confident about themselves will protect themselves by crossing their arms across their chests. Dominants don’t do this because they don’t feel the need to protect themselves.
When people are attracted to each other, their feet will point towards one another. Sometimes dominant people can send out mixed signals by pointing their feet in an ambiguous direction.
Dominants also tend to be more relaxed than submissives. Submissives often fiddle with objects or play with their hair when they are anxious about something or someone.
Those who are truly confident do not try too hard to impress others; they don’t let it affect them if someone doesn’t like them. They know that there is always someone else out there who will love them for who they are (without change).
how body language tells you about who is the more interested partner
Couples are always interested in each other, but sometimes one partner shows more interest than the other. This section will explore some of the most common body language signals that couples send to each other about who is more interested.
When a couple wants to show affection for one another, they will sit close together with their bodies pointed towards one another. Their bodies will lean away from anyone else who may be around them.
Someone who likes another person can’t resist touching them lightly on their arm or leg when speaking. These “light touches” indicate attraction and interest, so use it as an opportunity to see which partner is more interested in the other.
how body language tells you if a couple is happy
Being around someone you love makes you feel good. When couples like each other very much, their body language will demonstrate it via distinct signals that we call “happiness signs.”
Happiness signs express comfort and familiarity between two people. If we ask a couple how long they have been together, and they answer with a longer time frame than the happiness signs suggest, it may indicate that one or both partners are not as happy about the relationship.
The more casual a couple’s posture is around each other, the happier they are together. This means less tension in their muscles and overall relaxation.
When people feel emotionally close to someone, they want to get closer to them physically too. If you see a couple whose hips are pointed towards each other, it usually means they are happy together.
Happy couples can’t keep their hands off one another. When people feel passionate about others, they want to get closer to them and show it by touching them all over. This suggests that pleasure is an important part of the relationship for both partners.
Happy couples have lots of eye contact with one another. They enjoy being able to connect with each other on this level. It shows mutual respect and admiration.
how body language tell you if a couple is unhappy
Unhappy couples tend to look away from one another more often than not. Eye contact expresses interest in what someone else has to say but unhappy people don’t seem interested in that at all.
When a couple is not interested in each other, their bodies move away from one another. This suggests that they are looking for “personal space.”
One of the quickest ways to determine unhappiness between partners is to look at their facial expressions. Unhappy people tend to have frowning faces and attentive eyes. They also tend to be stiffer around each other’s bodies. These behaviors suggest distance and lack of connection.
If you see a couple who appear very stiff and cautious around one another, it probably means they don’t feel emotionally close. One or both partners is feeling unhappy about the relationship.
how to use couple body language
Now that you know what to look for, how do you use this information about a couple’s body language?
There are a few ways we can go about this:
- Predict the future of a couple’s relationship
- Help the couple resolve issues
- Advise a couple about whether to stay together or break up
Just because you can predict how a couple’s relationship will go doesn’t mean you need to confront them with the information. You can choose to encourage a couple with positive predictions or warn them of impending doom.
If you notice uneven power in a relationship that is hiring the couple, you can provide evidence-based changes that can help. Sometimes a couple is not willing to accept the help of an outsider, especially if they are unhappy. In this case, you can suggest that they get professional help from a licensed therapist.
In conclusion, couples’ body language can help you determine whether they are happy, which can lead to knowing if they should stay together or get a divorce. This information is useful for helping others and understanding relationships more fully.