Uncover the significance of body language in relationships. Discover how your natural reactions can reveal the strength of your bond with your partner
If you and your partner are super handsy-as in touching each other when one passes by and holding hands when walking down the street-it's a sure sign of a loving and solid relationship, according to Dr. Mercer.
Mimicking the body language of your significant other is a sign of strong connection, according to Laurel House, dating and relationship expert and host of the Man Whisperer podcast.
Often, what you're thinking about is expressed through your eyes-they hold a significant amount of emotion. "Sometimes it's a lingering look as the looker gets lost in the moment,
Whether you're standing across the room or sitting next to each other, leaning in the direction of your partner shows that you are interested in their thoughts and feeling,
If you and your partner kiss each other hello and goodbye on a regular basis, it's a strong sign of a healthy relationship. And, if your kisses last several seconds, you're likely in an even healthier relationship.
Talking to someone who's crossing their arms may seem like the most closed-off stance, but Jacob Kountz, marriage and family therapist trainee and clinic manager at California State University, says what really matters is their hands.
Aside from cuddling, Polster recommends kissing often to strengthen your bond. "For anyone who has been in a long-term relationship, you know intimacy can wax and wane," he says.