Is there trouble in paradise for Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon? The superstar couple hosted the Project Canvas Charity Event at The Opera Ballroom at Crest in New York City on Friday. But take a look at the photos from the event. If you are a student of body language it is easy to decode Mariah's signals.
Look at the way Mariah is standing next to Nick. It is easy to tell which one is in love with the other more.
Nick's body is pointing toward his love interest, while Mariah stands in every picture as if she is alone.
These images are a perfect example of a woman who has lost interest. Even in the photos where they are standing in close proximity, it still looks like Mariah is in the photo alone. They're heads are not touching and Mariah leans away from her husband.
No part of Mariah's body is pointed toward Nick.
An uninterested woman stands like Mariah, with her legs close together or closed and her arms on her hips or folded across her chest.
That last sign is a classic "I'm not interested" signal. Arms folded across her chest means she is shutting you out symbolically. It means she is either uncomfortable with you or with something you said. You have no chance of getting to 2nd base with her if her arms are folded.
Being aggressive with an uninterested woman by telling her to "relax" or touching her arms is the worst thing you can do. The mere suggestion on your part that she isn't relaxed will put her further on the defensive.
An interested woman will stand with her legs apart and her arms relaxed and by her side. She will gesture with her hands while she's talking to you. She will touch some part of her body, ie, her hair, neck, face, ear or chest. Her body will be turned toward you. If she's aggressive, one foot will point toward you while the other foot is extended outward. The extended leg is meant to be a barrier to keep other women (her competition) from approaching.
But other aggressive women will ignore that barrier if they too are interested in the guy.
The other woman will approach and say "excuse me" to the woman he's talking to, forcing the woman to retract her leg so she can walk by.
This also has the added benefit of grabbing the guy's attention to let him know in a subtle way that she's available in case the chick he's talking to doesn't work out for whatever reason.
I hope things work out for Mariah and Nick. Judging from Mariah's body language it doesn't look too good for Nick.
Photos: Jason Kempin/Getty Images North America
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