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Love Signals: A Practical Field Guide to the Body Language of Courtship Paperback – January 10, 2006
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“Very interesting reading.” ―Houston Chronicle on Dr. Givens' on-line Nonverbal Dictionary
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Praise for Dr. Givens' on-line Nonverbal Dictionary:
"A masterful piece of work."
- American Library Association
- 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
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Top Customer Reviews
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 ›
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).
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
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.
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A must have book for our collections, I will recommend this book and I will buy again from this seller if I need more from their items on amazonPublished 17 hours ago by Alexander.L.
The first half of the book is both useful and interesting, but the second half of the book seriously declines. Read morePublished 1 month ago by JosephS
Good in knowing the Body Language of men and what to do & not to do.Published 9 months ago by Carolyn Balsley
Good insights here, couched in terms likening human courting behavior to those of other animals. An interesting read, and reasonably tight.Published 9 months ago by C. Pilson
I haven't finished reading it yet but it looks very interesting and provides good detail.Published 12 months ago by Meredith
Imagine that you've had a weathered old treasure map lying around your house for years. People told you that it's a real treasure map, and yet for some reason, you never got around... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Dr Ali Binazir
Much of the :dance" of attraction happens on an unconscious plane and in a non-verbal environment. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Bill9
People who are looking for a relationship should read this book. Specially, teenagers, who just started to date, ought to read this book and understand the rules and body language... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Erin
If you are interested in studying nonverbal communication and want to get better and understanding why people act the way they do this is a great introduction.Published on January 20, 2014 by Jim