Single mothers thinking of dating again, must understand that their body language will play an important role in this arena. Having been in a committed relationship for a long time often makes these women send out a ‘taken’ vibe which may deter an interested man from making a move. While you may not want to give an open inviting signal, it will help to at least let the men know that you are single and open to meet somebody.
Below are some tips on how to loosen up your body language so as to come across as less aggressive and more open to dating:
- Make eye contact – When interested in a dating prospect, try and catch the gentleman’s eye. Flirting with the eyes is a large part of the dating ritual and will help you to judge if the man is also interested in you. If after making eye contact, you are able to hold his gaze for a few seconds, this is definitely a good sign and while it tells him you are open to an advance, it will also tell you that he is interested in you. If the man responds to your gaze then you know for sure that there is some spark here and can take that lead forward.
- Smile – Smiles are always good and if you want to send out a positive dating signal, then it will help to smile at the gentleman in question. You could smile at him from right across the room or even while the two of you are having a conversation or just casually while passing each other by. Smiles have the power to diffuse tension and get our positive vibes up, which in turn make us more desirable to others. So instead of keeping a straight face, remember to smile and keep your disposition happy.
- Keep an open posture – Instead of standing with your hands folded or sitting stiff, try and keep an open posture which is not so defensive. Let people know that you are approachable and are not going to snap their head off. Being open for a conversation is a great vibe to send out even when looking to make friends, leave alone dating. Your hands should be on the side and your shoulders should not droop. Your chin should be up so that you don’t look like you are trying to avoid the people in the room. Looking around confidently sends out a positive vibe and helps to attract people towards you.
The right body language will play a huge role in helping you get back into the dating scenario. While initially you may need to pay attention to this aspect and change your posture by putting a conscious thought into it, later you will find the movement is much easier. Keep the tips listed above in mind and step out into the dating arena again for you have as much of a right on happiness as the next person.