As the authors of the study put it, “When a man and a woman are very close together and on a date, their mutual romantic and sexual interests are even greater. “
It is noteworthy that these results were based only on heterosexual couples. And moreover, it is not clear whether the attunment creates attraction, or whether the attraction enhances the attunment.
However, Shir Atzil, PhD, a psychologist and co-author of the study, says the results indicate that body language is a strong sign of attraction, if not a catalyst for it. “Connecting with a partner depends on how well we integrate our bodies,” he said in a press release. “Our research shows that behavioral and physiological coordination can be a useful mechanism for attracting a romantic partner.”
So, in a nutshell, what does this mean for you?
If your first date comes up, pay attention to the physical language of your date and whether you think you’re both “vibrating” at the same level. If your date shows the assigned body language and you feel a certain resonance in your energy – congratulations. You may have a second date just to wait.