This was their reaction to the constant attention he'd give them and the courtship signals he used.
Men, on the other hand, described him as 'aggressive', 'insincere', 'arrogant' and 'not particularly funny' ~ their reaction to the competition Alex represented.
The changes take place when they are close enough to meet each other's gaze and will continue until after they have passed each other, at which time their original posture returns.
Body language is a fundamental part of courtship because it reveals how available, attractive, ready, enthusiastic, sexy or desperate we are.
In the majority of mammals, it's the male that 'dresses up' to impress the less than colorful females. For centuries, women have done most of the sexual advertising by decorating themselves in colorful clothing and jewelry and painting their faces.
The exception to this was during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in Europe when men adorned themselves with beautiful wigs and colorful clothing and out-dressed the average woman.
Women's difficulty in finding partners is not about reading signals, it's more about finding a man who'll match their criteria.
Alex somehow knew exactly what to look for and women would describe him as sexy, masculine, humorous and 'someone who makes me feel feminine'.Human flirtation involves sequences of gestures and expressions not unlike the courtship dances of birds and other animals, as seen on wildlife programs.The bottom line is that when a person wants to attract the opposite sex they do so by emphasizing sexual differences.Consequently, Alex had few male friends for obvious reasons - no man likes a potential rival for the attentions of his woman.This chapter is devoted to the female signals Alex could see and to the body language he used in return.A woman who is interested will respond by emphasizing her breasts, tilting her head, touching her hair, exposing her wrists and thereby making herself appear submissive.