Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Qty:1
  • List Price: $16.99
  • Save: $1.76 (10%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Love Signals: A Practical... has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Great Deal! Super fast 2 day shipping with prime!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Love Signals: A Practical Field Guide to the Body Language of Courtship Paperback – January 10, 2006

3.9 out of 5 stars 30 customer reviews

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$15.23
$2.99 $0.01

How to Talk to Hot Guys: The 9 Secrets to Getting and Keeping the Guy of Your Dreams by Mehow
Love and Romance
This is the independent woman’s guide to making sure the next man you meet falls for way more than just your looks. Learn more | See related books
$15.23 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Love Signals: A Practical Field Guide to the Body Language of Courtship
  • +
  • What Every BODY is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-Reading People
Total price: $29.24
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Review

“A masterful piece of work.” ―American Library Association on Dr. Givens' on-line Nonverbal Dictionary

“Highly recommended.” ―New Scientist on Dr. Givens' on-line Nonverbal Dictionary

“It's contents will enlighten you.” ―Discover Magazine's "Pick of the Web" on Dr. Givens' on-line Nonverbal Dictionary

“Site of the Day.” ―Good Housekeeping on Dr. Givens' on-line Nonverbal Dictionary

“Tells all you need to know--and much, much, much more.” ―San Francisco Examiner "Website of the Week" on Dr. Givens' on-line Nonverbal Dictionary

“Very interesting reading.” ―Houston Chronicle on Dr. Givens' on-line Nonverbal Dictionary

From the Inside Flap

Praise for Dr. Givens' on-line Nonverbal Dictionary:

"A masterful piece of work."
- American Library Association

"Highly recommended."
- New Scientist

"It's contents will enlighten you."
- Discover Magazine's "Pick of the Web"

"Site of the Day."
- Good Housekeeping

"Tells all you need to know--and much, much, much more."
- San Francisco Examiner "Website of the Week"

"Very interesting reading."
- Houston Chronicle

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; Reprint edition (January 10, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312315066
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312315061
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #119,194 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
This book is a blend of three parts: 1 - research studies on the subject of human behaviour, especially applied to courtship and mating; 2 - direct, field observations by the author; 3 - how-to manual to find a partner (how to wear, how to behave, how to speak, how to move... and so on).

I'm fascinated by human behaviour, I read other books on the subject. Soon after the purchase, I quickly delved into it. Although some of the studies described here are already well-known, others aren't - that's why appreciate it.

Did you know that courtship has five phases? They are: «(1) Attention, (2) Recognition, (3) Speech, (4) Touching, and (5) Lovemaking. Each phase has its own signs, signals, and cues. Since potential mates `test' each other before uniting as one, courtship is rarely hurried. Moving too fast - giving too many signals at once or showing them out of phase order - may frighten a partner away. Universally, patience is the key».

This a practical book. What's written here is feasible by everyone.

Caveat: when I say that what's written here is feasible by everyone, I don't mean this is an easy book. Many people will understand this book, but not everybody will. In this book, the author talks human behaviour, neuroanathomy, ethnography, anthropology; you find here things such as `conjugate lateral eye movements', `isopraxism'... and so on.

I think to this book as an example of the cultural divide - if you understand (and apply the findings of) this book, you have a wide advantage over those who don't understand it: but that's another story...

I give it four stars instead of five because here and there there are less interesting parts, the quality and the insightfulness of the prose is not even.
Read more ›
Comment 44 of 46 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
Dr. Givens presents us with a readable compendium of his research into non-verbal cues characterizing modern courtship. Although Givens rounds the bases on a number of topics, such as the importance of the face, the way & why we attract -- and why we are attracted to -- certain body types, as well as suggestions on how to remain together, the crux of the book is his discussion of the five phases of courtship: 1) Attracting Attention, 2) How to Read the Gleam in an Eye, 3) Exchanging Words, 4) The Language of Touch, and 5) Making Love.

At times, it is difficult to determine who the target audience is, especially when he juxtaposes scientific jargon and anthropoligical history with cue lists, anecdotes, & field notes --- this, however, shouldn't deter the would-be reader that shares Givens' perspective: "In courtship, knowledge is power. Knowing that gestures work better than words give you a clear advantage in finding a mate" (p.21).
Comment 8 of 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I would absolutely recommend "Love Signals" to anyone who wishes to enjoy the intellectual discussion behind the science and psychology of attraction and/or for anyone who wishes to become better skilled at reading people's body language (as well as being aware of their own "signals" they are sending out).

As a professional matchmaker, I see that people who are cognizant of other people's "nonverbal" signals have a greater likelihood of success in dating and in their relationships. In this book, Givens provides valuable tips to his readers on how to recognize interest from members of the opposite sex (e.g. noticing that people lean towards whatever - or whomever - they find most important at the time, that people's eye blink more and tend to dilate when they are interested in someone, etc.) while also offering practical tips on how to "create" interest (e.g. how to use your voice, colors, etc. to create an attraction/send certain signals).

Occasionally, the read can be a little dry and - as one reviewer here comments - photo illustrations over drawings might have enhanced the book a little. Overall, however, I really enjoyed "Love Signals" and would highly recommend it.

Marni Galison, President and Founder
Sunday at Noon Matchmaking and Events
Comment 5 of 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book provides great insights into the nonverbal communications that take place in relationships, the dating process and in courtship. Written from an anthropological point of view, it's like a guidebook to the human mating process. I found it a fascinating, fun and easy to read book. The subject fascinates me and the author, an anthropologist, did a great job of outlining the process we all follow when we try to find love, regardless of culture or upbringing. As the book emphasizes, expressing love and interest in another person is largely nonverbal and reaches across the language barrier. Want to understand the process of how humans connect with one another, maybe even improve your ability to connect, then this is the book to read and absorb.

If you like to people watch, as I do, this book is also a great field guide to how people act and respond to others. It's great fun to take what you've learned in this book and use it to decode the actions of others as they struggle to meet, mingle and connect with others. With understanding comes enlightenment, and we can use the knowledge and insight provided in this book to be better at our relationships, both in establishing new ones and improving the ones we have now.
Comment 3 of 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Love Signals: A Practical Field Guide to the Body Language of Courtship
This item: Love Signals: A Practical Field Guide to the Body Language of Courtship
Price: $15.23
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com