Occasionally there was accidental eye contact followed by a display of nervousness or embarrassment.

A common occurrence was the very subtle and proficient ‘merging away’ of a female’s eyes if a male returned her look or stare (see Rapid Look Away).

It is chiefly a signal of affection and sufficiently non-sexual that in Amsterdam it was sometimes given by males to each other, especially on parting. This is a member of a large subset of signals intended to evoke the caretaking instinct in a target male. The archetype is intentionally dropping a handkerchief on the ground as a Gentleman passes. This takes the form of the gentle shake of an empty glass, as a cue for a drink to be bought, and is another member of the Lady Group of Signals. Forced or over-enthusiastic laughter within hearing of a target male. ”) in reaction to the good looks of another, perhaps particularly in response to a Direct Look from a male. A female signalling that she has reached the fertile period within her monthly cycle may appear more alert, be prominent among a group of females and display self-assured movements, perhaps most distinctively in her walk. The foot is stamped flat on the ground, either while standing still or involuntarily while walking along.

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The upper lip may tremble, the mouth open slightly or the eyelids flicker.

It may be one of a small subset of signals which are emitted equally by males and females. A part of the female’s body is protruded or displayed. The body is rocked from side to side to emphasize the breasts. The female becomes alert, her posture stiffens and becomes more upright, she smiles or intensifies her smile and in this manner indicates her receptive state as a target male enters her vicinity or advances. Challenges are expressions of defiance and can take subtle as well as overt forms.

After a year or so however their views would be revised and house servants, a luxury for the fairly ordinary people who would otherwise have no prospect of such convenience, would be accommodated.

They would then treat them with less consideration and often more violently than the indigenous white South Africans who had grown up with the system. Females tend to reserve direct eye contact for attraction and can go to quite absurd lengths to avoid eye contact, including using shop windows and mirrors for indirect observation.

If the female is sedentary it can appear that the whole body freezes in place. Falling silent or still, perhaps in nervousness or fear that any action will develop into a more overt signal. The female seeks to directly inspire the caretaking instincts of the male using signals of confusion, self-depreciation or a plaintive manner. The female exhibits uncertainty in her course of action or direction. An instance of hissing came from a Greek girl, tsk-tsk is reportedly used in parts of South America and clicking of the tongue was issued by a Dutchwoman. Most usually, brushes against the arm or shoulder or seemingly casual touches by a female’s hand. Two memorable instances of this signal are detailed.

In overt form, brushing the breasts against the male or rubbing the thigh against a male’s leg. On the platform of Falmer station, after a visit to Sussex University, a girl signalled but I did not respond.

These few reports of this effect are undoubtedly unsystematic, and in isolation might be regarded as unreliable, but in each case there is a consistent pattern.

The phenomenon is evident among many different cultures.

One kind of Challenge Signal is exemplified by a girl putting her nose in the air and adopting a posture of playful disdain to her boyfriend, which invites a response.