Don't Get Lost In His Eyes: The Mouth Says It All

I’m a mouth-starer. When someone talks, I look at the person’s lips and teeth. I never notice what color eyes a person has. Also, I feel like I can hear a person better when I watch his/her mouth moving. But sometimes I run into a motor mouth guy—like yesterday, when I went out with Beth and Coppa—and what a headache! He would not stop talking! Luckily, Beth distracted me with a discussion about bangs. 10 Quick Ways To Size Him Up

Anyway, the mouth is a very telling body part, I’ve decided. It’s a good one to watch. Remember Casey? He used to do this thing where he would smile with his mouth closed. He did it often. I always thought he was hiding something. I think I was right. According to Dr. David Givens, author of Love Signals: A Practical Field Guide to the Body Language of Courtship:

In a true zygomatic smile, the mouth corners curve upward and the outer corners of the eyes crinkle into crow’s-feet. Though we are taught to show a polite grin, the heartfelt smile is hard for anyone but a method actor to perform on command. The polite grin, on the other hand, is easily willed into existence by conscious areas of cerebral cortex. Since it can be manipulated, it is subject to deception….For success in courtship, learn to tell a true smile from its manipulative look-alike, the polite grin.

Have you ever been the recipient of a polite grin? Do you read lips most of the time? Are you an eyes person? I’m always surprised when people mention my eyes. I think they must not be listening to me. Does Your Email Sign-Off Send Dates Running?

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