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    nowhere near as risky as ..


    I would appreciate if you could paraphrase or explain the following underlined part.( it is about human's way of couring)

    1....the coule moves closer to be able to talk.This can be the beginning of the romance, but it is nowhere near as risky as the next major escalation point: stage three-talk. actors often raise their voices to adopt sweet, flowing tones when " flirting" and smart liars avoid lying on the phone for gooe reason.It is a purely auditory medium where small changes in emphasis and intonation are easily noticed.

    3.every human cultures has codes that indicate who may touch whom and when, where and how. Imaginative and resourceful in their variety, these touching games are basic to human couring too.

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    Re: nowhere near as risky as ..

    Stage three is a big step up in courting and is more dangerous than the earlier stages (emotionally, I suppose).
    2 They talk louder to make their voices sweeter. Liars don't lie over the phone because the listener is more likely to hear any uncertainty, etc, whereas when comunicating directly, they have things like expressions to help confuse the listener.
    3 Human courting has different rules in different cultures, but some form of touching is a basic part of it.


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