Being attractive isn’t as difficult as you’d think. Seriously. When asked what it is that they’re looking for in a partner, hardly anyone says a perfect body, an unshakable confidence and a million dollars in the bank. In fact, most of the things that people say they find attractive are probably things you’re already doing. Such as…
You probably smile all the time without even thinking about it. In a recent survey, AskMen found that a woman’s smile was rated her second most attractive trait — right below sexual chemistry.
Smiling shows confidence and kindness — two other highly rated qualities — without having to say a word.
2. Telling the Truth
Telling the truth is easy. We do it all the time. People ask us where we grew up, what time it is, where we got our shoes and we just tell them, without a second thought.
Seriously, though, honesty is not only respectable — it’s attractive.
Telling the truth is something that, though most of us are in the habit already, we could all do better at and more of. People often seem to think that they have to invent mystery in order to attract a mate. Not so. The naked truth is much more intriguing than a smoke screen. Even pickup artists say so.
Just taking care of yourself has proven to be more significant for partner choice than natural beauty. So don’t forget to wash behind your ears.
Look at you. You’re understanding and retaining these words right now. In fact, you do that all the time. You’re given instructions and you execute them. Someone tells you an important date and you mark it in your calendar. You listen.
You can do it on a date, too. Everyone wants to feel listened to, but for some reason good listening seems to be a rare quality. You can actually stand out from the pack just by practicing something that everyone is already doing all the time. Ironic, huh?
A sense of humor is one of the most desirable traits for both sexes. That doesn’t mean you have to be funny. You just have to know funny.
6. Eye Contact
Here’s a secret: everyone’s eyes are beautiful. You just have to let a person really look into them. Unless you’re painfully shy, you probably make and maintain eye contact a hundred times a day. Keep it up and know that it’s powerfully attractive.