Body Language Clues When Falling in Love

Updated September 27, 2018
Playful couple hugging on beach

Body language is a nonverbal communication expressed by posture, stance, and bodily movement. The person is unaware of the way he is reacting to a situation or someone else. This is why studying someone's body language when falling in love can be a great way to tap into his or her subconscious and true feelings.

Love Body Language

Knowing what to look for is the most important factor in understanding what is behind the body language of love. Here are some of the most common postures, stances, and other movements that indicate that someone is quite fond of you.

Less Personal Space

If your significant other has started standing or sitting with less personal space between the two of you, this is a strong indication she is feeling much more comfortable with you and wants to be closer to you.

Smiling together

Smiling More and Longer

If you have noticed your special someone is smiling at you more or if the smile lingers for a while, then he is probably falling for you. This person is so happy to be around you and talking to you that he or she does not realize that the smile hasn't left.

Couple hugging

Laughing More

You might realize your mate has suddenly started laughing at more of your jokes and funny expressions. This is a body language sign of falling in love: she is paying more attention to you and is appreciating you much more than before.

Couple laughing

Touching More

When talking, does your significant other touch you on the shoulder or hand in comfort much more? Touching the small of your back if you are a girl while walking through an entrance or hugging more are two other signs. Needing to console, comfort, or just have that close touch is another form of body language that indicates the person has deep feelings for you.

Young couple hugging

Close Proximity

Notice how your mate acts in social situations. Does he walk away to mingle with others or does this person stay with you through the whole event? This is especially a good indicator if the person's normal behavior is to be a social butterfly that is all over the room meeting and speaking to people.

Couples talking


People who have fallen in love have a hard time concentrating on other people and things; you may catch your special someone staring at you out of the corner of your eye. This person may have a smile on his or her face and turn away quickly. If you ask the person about the staring, he may deny it.

Woman Admiring Man

Mirroring Body Language

This is when you do something like touch your face, place your hand on your hip, or do some other movement and your significant other does the same thing.

Couple having breakfast

More Eye Contact

More eye contact suggests feelings of tenderness, according to Eye contact can also encourage more feelings of love and affection, reports Psychology Today, whether you're in a new relationship or you'd just like to rekindle some of those feelings of love and passion with your significant other.

Couple drinking coffee

They Tilt Their Head

The head tilt signifies intense interest and exposes a vulnerable spot on the body, according to If the person you're interested in tilts their head a lot when you talk, they trust you and find you intriguing.

Couple having conversation

Body Language of Men in Love

A good portion of the body language of men falling in love happens right at their eye level. His body language signals early signs he's falling in love. As mentioned above, staring might indicate love (or attraction), but the widening of the pupils is an involuntary response of a man looking at something he finds attractive or feels affection for. Also, check to see what it is he's actually staring at; if he spends a good portion of the conversation staring at your entire face (as though he's "drinking you in"), you can safely assume he's displaying the body language of a man falling in love.

Body Language Signs He's Falling For You

Though you may notice some evolutionary stances (trying to present his shoulders are broader by puffing up his chest, for example), some of the body language of a man falling in love signals are early signs he's falling in love and wants to "protect" you. For example, if you're walking together, he'll walk right alongside you unless you're walking through a crowded space or there's a perceived danger, in which case, he'll likely walk just a little ahead of you. In this instance, he's taking on the role of guarding your safety because of the affection he feels for you.

Couple walking and holding hands

Drawn to You Subconsciously

There's a good chance he already knows he's falling in love with you, but some of the most romantic body language when a man falls in love happens without him actually realizing it. If you're standing among a group of people, take a quick look at his feet. Are they pointed at you? Feet tend to point toward what the person is most interested in at the time, whether that's the exit to leave or the person in the group to whom he is most attracted. If his feet consistently point toward you, he may be announcing his love for you without even realizing it.

Group of friends laughing at party

Study Their Hidden Signals

When it comes to studying body language to know how someone feels about you, you might want to study your significant other for a few days before jumping onto the discovery that she is falling in love with you. This is especially true if you have already fallen in love and not sure if your mate feels the same way.

Some people are shy and it takes them time to build up courage to express their true feelings. While it is fun to speculate what your significant other's true feelings may be, it's best to wait until he feels comfortable expressing them directly and clearly. However, if your special someone displays many or all of these body language indicators, chances are that he is feelings extremely fond of you and it shouldn't be long until you find out for sure.

Body Language Clues When Falling in Love