#8. First impressions really count
The psychology department at the University of Pennsylvania did a study on speed dating, recently. According to the results, participants involved in the study were able to decide within 3 seconds whether or not they were attracted to their match-up. Body language is an equally important non-verbal form of communication. Women have reported that the way a man is standing (before he has even spoken a word to them) accounts for up to 80% of their first impression. Only 7% of a woman’s first impression is made up of what a man is saying. Clearly, confidence is a biggie with both sexes.