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.
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.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.It is often emitted by one of a group of females in a bar or café. Typically the female swings her hips as she walks away from a male. This appears to be a pronounced expression of the Blanch Signal. Sometimes it is seen as a slight perturbation of the walk but not heard, or it might be heard but not seen. The head inclines to a particular angle and freezes there, or it freezes in position the instant a look, even an incidental one, from the male is ascertained.When the train arrived I stood to one side to allow her past through the crush of people trying to get on, and she jabbed me violently in the ribs with her elbow.The second example took place during the period I was working for M45DE.