No one consciously thinks about their body language, at least most of the time. But the way the two of you walk together can be telling of the kind of relationship you have.
Editor’s note: This article was originally published on January 17, 2022. It has since been updated.
Your body language is just as potent as any verbal language. An awkward shrug, a cold stare, a loving smile, the way you sit on a couch with your partner- all of it can speak volumes. But did you know that the way you walk with your partner can also give insight into your relationship?
That tight grip on your hand as you walk with your man might just be the most comforting feeling you've ever felt. If you walk with your partner side-by-side, it's a sign that both of you understand that you are equals in the relationship. There is no constantly trying to prove dominance or trying to control one another. Just a simple and mutual respect for each other's values, beliefs, and intelligence. Additionally, when you hold hands, it a sign that you're secure in your relationship. You might have your ups and downs but you know that you have each other to fall back on and trust.
When your partner walks with you with his hand on your back, it indicates that he might be slightly possessive about you but in the sense that he wants others to know that you chose him to share a bond with. He likes being close to you and wants you to know that you are safe. In a sense, he's almost like your guiding light as well. With a slight nudge from his hand, it's reminiscent of times when he gives you that little extra shot of motivation towards achieving your goals and dreams. And since he's walking beside you, you can be sure that he places both of you at the same level in the relationship.
When he casually slings his hand over your shoulder as he walks, it's a sign of passion and depth in your bond. He considers you to be the most important thing in his life and values that physical closeness with you. Since this kind of physical gesture is also seen amongst friends, it's a sign that he also considers you to be his best friend. He loves making special memories with you and sharing his joy with you. No matter how long you've been together, he always puts in the effort to make you feel good and happy.
Though he's holding hands with you and giving you the safety and stability, there is a sense of who is dominant in the relationship. If he walks in front of you, chances are that he considers himself to be the better one in the relationship even if both of you are on the same level. It's not an indication that he doesn't love you. However, if you find yourself constantly bowing to his wishes or catering to his schedules, you might want to take a step back and make sure that you both are on the same page. It could be a sign that he doesn't respect you as an individual or as a partner.
This one isn't all that great a sign. While it could be seen as an immense trust you have in each other to keep up with one another, it is a warning flag that there is some sort of disconnect between you two. Where there used to be a passion and deep connection, it has somewhat faded away over the years. Additionally, if he's walking in front of you, then it's a sign that he doesn't respect you as an individual. He forces his ideas, beliefs, and schedules on you without hearing about what you look forward to achieving in your life. In this case, you might want to think about what is wrong in the relationship and see if it can be salvaged.
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