A couple can mimic moves on the dance floor, or by simply ordering the same drinks and appetizers at the bar.
By the end of the event or evening, this type of flirting puts both of them in sync and shows each other that the feelings are definitely mutual.
Non-verbally, mirroring says 'Look at me; I'm the same as you.
I feel the same way and share the same attitudes.' This is why people at a rock concert will all jump to their feet and applaud simultaneously or give a 'Mexican Wave' together.
It was once thought that the purpose of yawning was to oxygenate the body but we now know that it's a form of mirroring that serves to create rapport with others and to avoid aggression - just as it also does for monkeys and chimps.You might get the right message across by accident but half the time you’re sending out more nonsensical word salad than a Freshman English major who just discovered Allan Ginsberg.If, on the other hand, you’re aware of just what messages you’re sending, then you’re able to control and direct the conversation… There are surprisingly simple body language tricks that can make the difference between being forgettable and having a magnetic connection.We mirror each other's body language as a way of bonding, being accepted and creating rapport, but we are usually oblivious to the fact that we are doing it.In ancient times, mirroring was also a social device which helped our ancestors fit in successfully with larger groups; it is also a left-over from a primitive method of learning which involved imitation.