14 Undeniable Signs Of Romantic Attraction

There’s no real rhyme or reason why you feel an invisible pull to one specific person over all others, but even though attraction is sort of an enigma doesn’t mean it’s not completely obvious. There are a few small but significant signs that illustrate clear chemistry between a man and a woman, and once you know what they are, they can be difficult to miss.

  1. There’s a good give and take. When it comes to interaction, people that are attracted to each other will tend to put the same amount of effort into the conversation. There won’t be one person carrying the load while the other just responds with yeses or nos. The give and take will be equal because they’ll both be trying to keep the conversation alive. 
  2. It’s a different kind of eye contact. Holding someone’s gaze is a very intimate act. The eyes are often considered the window to the soul, after all. If a man and a woman are looking at each other intently for a prolonged period of time, they’re definitely attracted. There’s not lying in attracted eyes.
  3. Teeth are on full display. Smiling makes people approachable, so it’s no surprise that when someone is around the object of their affection, they’re generally grinning like crazy. Attraction makes people feel all sorts of things and that often leads to an unusual level of cheesing.
  4. There’s some level of touching. A light graze of the hand or pat on the back speak volumes. Two people who are attracted to each other generally won’t be able to keep their hands to themselves. The touches won’t likely be sexual in nature, but that magnetism they feel for one another will be hard to ignore.
  5. They can’t hide their nervousness. Attraction makes people feel anxious. It’s just a natural fact. People will often fidget or tap their feet when they’re around something they desire because they simply can’t help themselves.
  6. They’re appearance-obsessed. If you’re in a room with someone and the person they’re attracted to walks in, they will adjust their shirt or fix their hair. It’s a subconscious thing, but they’ll want to ensure that they look their best.
  7. It’s all in the hips. Studies have shown that when people are speaking in groups, their hips are almost always pointing at the person they desire most. In the classic words of Shakira, hips don’t lie.
  8. They bring up the other person for no reason. People can’t help but insert the object of their desire into the conversation, even if it doesn’t fit. If a person keeps bringing someone up, there’s attraction afoot.
  9. Rosy red cheeks. Blushing is one of the deadest giveaways that someone feels those butterflies in their stomach. The rush of excitement they get when they’re around the person they’re into causes the cheeks to flush.
  10. Little roasts are common. Teasing the one you like is stems from the schoolyard, but it sticks around long after the bell has rung. Being able to roast someone shows comfortability and a level of intrigue to get under that person’s skin.
  11. They look for a laugh. Trying to have a laugh together is a surefire sign that there’s attraction. People often glance at the one they want approval from most when they’re laughing because they want to share their joy.
  12. There’s some serious mirroring going on. The act of mirroring body language is basically just a giveaway that screams “I’m into this person!” If two people make movements that seem similar, it’s like because they want to make moves together.
  13. They toot their own horns. We all want to impress the person we’re vying for, so it’s no secret that it can be a subconscious act around people we’re attracted to. When there’s a little something extra going on between them, they’ll likely paint a very pretty picture of themselves.
  14. There’s no one else in the room. Looking at someone like they’re the only person in the room? Yeah, that’s attraction. We tend to focus on what we want most and if two people are hyper-focused on one another, they’re likely spoken for.
Angelica Bottaro has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Trent University and an Advanced Diploma in Journalism from Centennial College. She began her career as a freelance writer in 2014, racking up bylines in The Good Men Project, MakeWell, LymeTime, YouQueen, and more. She eventually shifted her focus and began writing about mental health, nutrition, and chronic disease for VeryWell Health.

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