Dating body language playing with hair
For a man, success in the mating game relies mainly on his ability to read the signals being sent to him, as opposed to being able to initiate his own moves.
This ritual is similar to that performed by humans when courtship begins.In the majority of mammals, it's the male that 'dresses up' to impress the less than colorful females. For centuries, women have done most of the sexual advertising by decorating themselves in colorful clothing and jewelry and painting their faces.The exception to this was during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in Europe when men adorned themselves with beautiful wigs and colorful clothing and out-dressed the average woman.He noted that both men and women walked with a livelier, springier gait as a display of health and vitality and to convey their suitability as a partner.A man will stand taller, protrude his jaw and expand his chest to make himself appear dominant.The changes take place when they are close enough to meet each other's gaze and will continue until after they have passed each other, at which time their original posture returns.
Body language is a fundamental part of courtship because it reveals how available, attractive, ready, enthusiastic, sexy or desperate we are.
We see soccer players having facials and manicures, and wrestlers tinting their hair.
In the US we have seen the emergence of the 'metro-sexual' male - a heterosexual male, more often in urban environments, who copies women's behavior patterns - he has manicures, pedicures and hair coloring, wears fancy clothes goes to the jacuzzi, eats organic vegetarian food, has botox treatments, a face-lift and is in touch with his 'feminine side'.
To discourage the opposite sex we play down or hide these differences.
Alex's technique was first to spot women whose body language indicated they were available and then to respond with his own male courtship gestures.
Albert Scheflen, author of Body Language and the Social Order, found that, when a person enters the company of the opposite sex, certain physiological changes take place.