Here is another research study in our Dating Advice for Women Series.
One of the great questions that women ask about a guy they like is: “is he interested in me?”
Well, a recent study done at Indiana University looked at speed dating and if it could answer the question is he interested. The researchers looked at the ability of men and women observers to predict dating outcomes within the first 10 seconds of watching video footage. Ten seconds; that’s all it took.
For the study, 28 women and 26 men of college age watched video clips of couples having brief one-on-one conversations during speed dates and this is what they found:
The college observers were able to judge the guy’s romantic interest accurately using body language, tone of voice, eye contact, how often each dater spoke and other non-verbal cues.
Meanwhile 80 percent of the observers thought the women shown were interested when in fact they were not — they were just flirting! The researcher who published the study thought this is because when choosing a mate, it is in a woman’s best interest to get men to open up and talk honestly to give her a better idea of whether they would be good long-term partners.
So if you’re a woman, you’ve got a very good shot of knowing the answer to the question, “is he interested?” Just check out how your date is acting with you and answer these questions:is he making eye contact, leaning in, mirroring your body? These are all clues he is into you.
You can learn all the clues to determine the answer to “is he interested” and how to Find, Attract and Date terrific guys and create true Love that is just right for you by subscribing to my free Dating Tips & Relationship Advice Newsletter.
Wishing you love!