Molly-Mae and Tommy’s relationship is going from strength to strength in the Love Island villa, and the loved-up boxer’s adorable comments have been melting everyone’s hearts.
The couple are now officially in a relationship after Tommy popped the question with a bit of help from Molly-Mae’s cuddly toy and they’re now firm favourites to walk away as this year’s winners.
But there has been a bit of speculation about whether their feelings are as true as they’re making out, and eagle-eyed viewers have spotted a few moments they believe prove things aren’t quite what they seem.
And now a body language expert has claimed the way they sit together reveals a lot about their relationship.
Dr. Georgina Barnett notes that they often sit cuddling in the middle, which she claims is a really good sign.
She said: “This could be seen as the most loving position. There is equality in this relationship and a real connection – the main focus of being on the sofa is togetherness.
“This is often found early in a relationship where there is more of a need for assurance, and the passion is still very strong! If the couple’s heads are leaning together as well, this indicates an emotional as well as physical connection.
“Molly-Mae and Tommy here are showing signs of a strong and healthy relationship as they seem to really enjoy spending time with each other. Leaning in together and maintaining eye-contact, they seem to be relaxed and comfortable with each other.”
But what about the other couples? Here’s what Georgina thinks about out other favourites.
Anna and Jordan – Legs on lap
“Whoever has their legs on their partner is the one in control.
“The person with their legs over their partner is to some degree demanding attention and has the dominant position – possibly in the relationship, as well as in the moment.
“This position usually indicates a happy relationship, signifying a couple that are comfortable with each other.
“Seen here before she left for Casa Amor, Anna and Jordan are very much loved up.
“Sat with her legs on his lap, Anna is showing she is dominant in the relationship. Making use of her power in the relationship, she was confident enough to couple up with Ovie while in Casa Amor, leaving Jordan on his own.”
Michael and Joanna – Sat side-by-side (touching but not cuddling)
“This is the position of a happy and contented couple. They may not be in the first flush of passion, but they are connected and seeking to maintain contact with each other.
“Couples who sit in this position have confidence in the relationship and have a level of trust that allows for a healthy amount of space. There is intimacy combined with freedom.
“Despite being a relatively new couple, Michael and Joanna seem to be comfortable with each other, sitting together, but not needing to cuddle to feel close to each other.”
Curtis and Amy – Sat at opposite sides of the sofa
“This position is sometimes known as ‘bookends’ and indeed is a visual representation of what is happening in the relationship. It usually indicates a couple that has become detached.
“Taking a seat at the opposite end from the other can be a protest behaviour to try and make a point following a row.
“However, in the absence of conflict, if this is a regular seating position it suggests the couple might have grown apart, especially if they used to sit closer together.
“Recently broken up, Curtis and Amy here sit on separate seats, showing no signs of closeness. Chatting here after Curtis’ flirtation with Jourdan in Casa Amor and Amy’s heartbreak, they are very much keeping their distance from each other.”
Belle and Anton – Cuddling in the corner
“There is closeness in this relationship, but this position can also signify a power differential in the relationship.
“The person spread out is owning the space, suggesting confidence and power in the relationship.
“The other partner however, might be less secure and is seeking contact and reassurance – literally clinging on.
“Having coupled up with original Islander, Anton, in Casa Amor, Belle is a newcomer to the Island. Here she sits with her arm around him, perhaps looking for confidence and security in their new relationship.”
Michael and Amber – Sat on different chairs
“Generally, we find this position in a long-term relationship and it does not necessarily indicate any problems, but rather a couple that has grown used to each other over the years.
“However, the lack of proximity in this position can indicate that the couple have become indifferent towards each other, or possibly that they have fallen into leading separate lives.
“Before Michael recoupled with Jourdan in Casa Amor, he and Amber were very comfortable with each other. Sat here on separate beanbags, they seem relaxed, but perhaps the lack of intimacy gave a hint of the troubles ahead.”
A poll of over 2,000 people in relationships, by sofa and carpet specialist, ScS, revealed that 40% of people like to snuggle on the sofa with their significant other, but the majority (60%) prefer their own space.