Blanca Cobb is a famous body language expert who works for leading media outlets like Good Morning America, Harper’s Bazaar...
We've heard the psychology behind imitating him (sincerest form of flattery) and body language, but YourTango's got a few more tips to help you out on that first date.
When thinking about that special someone you're crushing on, it's totally easy to freak out about what you're going to say. But there is so much more to communication than words!
The experts have shared a lot with you this week: the importance of smiling, the power of eye contact, the negative affects of texting in public, and the messages your body is sending. And now it's time to put it all together.
As much as I enjoy blabbing my mouth off from time to time, I've recently realized (with the help of Ms. Kira Sabin) that I need to pay attention to one of the most important aspects of dating there is: body language. It's so easy to close people off with your body. And the kicker? You don't even notice you're doing it!
Now, let's be honest for a second. In this day and age, everyone is hyper-connected so it's become totally normal and expected to be texting and calling and Facebooking no matter where we are and who we're with. But how are you supposed to apply the basics (smile + eye contact) when you're constantly looking at your stinkin' phone?!
Now that we've got our smiles down it's time to move on to a big next step: eye contact. Eye contact with a smile is the easiest way for someone to notice you and know that it is good to make the approach. Remember, if guys think they are going to be shut down, they just won't go there. It also exudes mucho confidence.
Everyone assumes the most attractive people get approached, but really it is the most confident and happy. Nothing is more powerful or attractive than a smile. Passersby (and that hottie in your Stats lecture) will wonder why you are so happy and want to find out. Who doesn’t want to hang out with the people who are having the most fun?
Ever have that friend that gets approached all the time? Sure, she may be pretty, smart or flirty but for some reason guys flock to her like white on rice. It may you leave you scratching your head and muttering under your breath “what is SO great about her?” You probably have friends that are funnier, smarter and prettier, yet she gets the guys.
• Get a (bath)room, Amy Winehouse! • Lindsay's jail time brings in the big bucks. • Things that make you go "awwwwwwww." • When words fail you, use your body. • Oh no she didn't!! • How to rock Fall's bold brow trend.
If Jessica Alba's bodacious blow-out didn't catch my eye this month on the September cover of Cosmo, the giant 'Untamed Va-jay-jays' headline sure did. What the hell is an untamed vajay? Seriously, this isn't the Discovery Channel for body parts, Cosmo. Naturally (pun intended) I was gnawing at the bit to get inside the mag and get reading.
I’ve officially decided the best way to read Cosmo is out loud on Spring Break with your best friends. Maybe it was the rum in our (multiple) Miami Vices, but we couldn’t help but crack up at all the advice Cosmo had to offer in this month’s issue.
Cosmo's February issue had a lot of usefulless information, as per usual. Get excited! This month we learn how guys truly feel about nail decals (we know you’ve all been dying to know the answer to this.) Turns out 55% think they’re too over-the-top, while 45% say they’re fun and flirty. But I’m pretty sure 100% don’t really know what nail decals are.