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Improve your love life with the dating tips in these videos.
You Will Need
- Nonverbal flirting skills
- Facebook account
Do it nonverbally
If you're trying to put the moves on a stranger, do it nonverbally: establish eye contact, smile, and hold the smile for 3 seconds. If a guy receives this signal and he's interested, he'll usually make a move. If a woman receives it and returns the 3-second smile, she's signaling it's safe to approach her.
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Use a light touch
Trying to feel out a new acquaintance? Put your hand on their forearm as you make a point. Their body language should let you know immediately if an advance would be welcome. If they pull back, forget about it. But if they smile or mirror you by putting their hand on your arm, they may be open to a date.
Make it vague
If you're trying to make the first move on someone who's already in your life, play it safe by making a vague suggestion about doing something sometime. If they pick up on it, great; if they don't, you haven't made your relationship awkward.
Don't use liquid courage
Never rely on copious amounts of alcohol to help you make the first move. There's nothing attractive or flattering about a drunk admirer trying to kiss someone.