3. Leaning in close to talk to him
This is a type of misunderstanding caused by close physical proximity. When your faces are close to each other’s, it involuntarily calls to mind the possibility of kissing, so the man might conclude that you’re interested in him. One man describes his experience: “We were sitting next to each other at a small table and her thighs were pressed right up against mine. It’s only natural I’d misunderstand that, right?” As you can see, it’s important to be mindful about how close all parts of your body are to his to avoid misunderstandings.