Mirroring in dating
Mirroring body language is a non-verbal way to say ‘I am like you, I feel the same’.
The synchronicity of the crowd at the rock concerts and parades gives a secure feeling of belonging to each and every participant.
Smiling is also pretty contagious – seeing a smiling person makes you want to smile too, and as a result you will feel better, even if you were not feeling particularly happy in the beginning.
According to some scientists, there is a neuron that affects part of the brain that is responsible for recognition of faces and facial expressions.
This neuron causes the ‘mirroring’ reaction when you see smiling or frowning faces.
In other words, it causes you to copy facial expression that you see on others.
The research shows that people who experience the same emotions are likely to experience mutual trust, connection and understanding.
When you see someone yawn, or even if you just read the word “yawn”, you are likely to yawn immediately, or during next 30 seconds.
This is why playing background music during a romantic date is such an effective tool – it brings the two people to the same wave-length.
In other words, they will subconsciously mirror each other.
When people say that the vibes are right around a particular person, they refer to mirroring and synchronous behavior that they are not consciously aware of.
Mirroring body language is a way to bond and to build understanding.
It is a powerful tool that we use instinctively without even being aware of it.