Fran Greene, author of The Flirting Bible agrees: “Flirting is not seduction, [it’s] about practicing good social skills.” She admits, however, that even friendly flirting triggers the sympathetic nervous system, resulting in a host of body changes.

Though you can’t know how far things will go, here are some early physical signs flashing the message that you, or someone close by, have boarded the flirt train.

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Does he walk past your desk even though there’s a shorter way to his destination? If he makes eye contact with you just immediately before he steps out of a room, even when he’s with his buddies or co-workers, it’s a sure sign he’s interested in you.

Does he sit by you even if there are plenty of other places available? When you catch him starting at you from across the room and he looks away the instant you catch him, he’s probably into you.

You’ve got to become a bit of a body language expert to interpret these quiet creatures, but with a little attention to detail you’ll easily spot the small signs he’s into you right away. Does he act differently around you than with his buddies?

When interpreting anyone’s body language, it’s important to watch them for a bit and get a good read on their baseline behavior. For example, is he more boisterous around his friends and gets quieter around you? When a guy likes you he’ll want to be closer to you.

Watch a man’s gestures closely and you’ll see this: Even from across a room, he’ll gently copy your movements. But it’s a sure sign that he wants to be connected to you.

For example, if you pick up your drink and have a sip, he will too! Shy guys will be more self conscious because of their shyness which can make some of his body language harder to detect.

For women, twirling a strand of hair around a finger, tossing hair from the shoulder to expose bare skin, and running a hand through their hair are all signs of interest.

The Eyes While you’re trying to play it cool, your eyes may give you away by moving in a particular pattern.

While flirting with the hands touching the other person’s body can be done in a few places that right off would be along the realms of appropriate.