An arm around the waist – what does it mean?

  • 16/09/2015
An arm around the waist – what does it mean?

Here's a question for the women of the world: When a man slings his arm around your shoulder are you chuffed or offended?

Actress Helen Mirren is firmly in the second category. She spoke out against the public display of affection earlier this week, saying it was a form of ownership she absolutely hates.

But is she right to be offended?

Psychologist and body language expert Suzanne Masefield says it depends on the individual woman and the man in question.

She says to a strong, independent woman, the gesture may feel like an ownership thing but to others it can feel more protective.

Watch the video for the full interview with Suzanne Masefield.

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