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Improve your love life with the dating tips in these videos.
You Will Need
- Eye contact
- A warm smile
Look for cues
Before approaching someone, try to catch their eye. If they hold your gaze for a moment and then fiddle with their appearance — like straighten their shoulders or touch their hair — chances are they’re interested.
If you’ve managed to engage your crush in a conversation, maintain eye contact. It’s called the 'anchoring gaze' and it fosters feelings of intimacy.
Order some cheese
If there’s any way to work a cheese platter into the evening, do so. Cheese is chock full of the chemical phenylethylamine, an aphrodisiac.
Don’t provide too much information upfront. Ex-lovers, copious numbers of pets, prison stints, and radical weight loss procedures are best left for another time.
Beat ‘em to the punch
If it becomes obvious that the person you’re chatting up is not interested in you — their eyes are wandering; they’re grunting one-word responses; they’re not smiling — say, 'It was nice meeting you,' and move on.