Everyone wants to fall in Love. But what to do if you're tired of waiting for your Prince or Princess Charming to sweep you off your feet? A common misconception among singles is that Love simply 'happens', like a bolt out of the blue. You simply wait for the right person to come along then - 'bang!', chemistry happens and you live happily ever after. The truth is that you can INCREASE your chances of having someone fall in Love with you - here's how, in 6 easy steps (Source: Harvard University):
- The eyes have it: maintaining eye contact with someone 75% of the time is a sure sign of Love. If you're glancing around the room and checking out others, you'll soon watch your romantic evening fizzle.
- I'm listening: being a good listener is the key to any good social interaction, and particularly if you're with someone you care about. Practice 'active listening', ask follow up questions and take a genuine interest in what your partner's saying. If you don't find them interesting, it might be time for you (and them) to reconsider things.
- How you make me feel: making your partner feel special and appreciated is an essential element of a strong Love connection. If spending time with you makes your partner feel like a winner, you'll likely be spending a lot more time with them in the days and years to come.
- A simple smile: the most simple of all gestures - a smile - sends a message of confidence, success, interest and positive charm. Here's a test: when you're dreaming of your perfect match, I'll bet you're both smiling? Lose the frown and you'll soon lose your single life too.
- The touch that says so much: in Love, words can only get you so far. Touching your partner often increases intimacy and, more than words, shows them exactly how you feel about them.
- Make an effort: taking an active interest in your partner's passions builds trust, and validates that person's feelings about you. In other words: sharing a passion builds passion.