When I think about being “attractive,” I always picture those makeover scenes in movies where the “ugly” girl gets a makeover and suddenly becomes the pretty and popular girl. She gets her crush, but then learns that she was actually attractive on the ~inside~ all alone. Okay. Sure, looks are important to some people, but those scenes aren’t really realistic, since it seems like the only way to be attractive is through physical transformation. And, spoiler alert, it’s not! Take this scene from one of my favorite movies, for example:
Obviously, Mia looks amazing here, but inner beauty is a lot more important than straightened hair and lipstick. If you are looking to date someone or even just flirt, there are some little things besides your physical appearance that will make you more approachable, and much more attractive. If you don’t believe me (I don’t know why you wouldn’t, but whatever) then maybe you will believe the nice people of Ask Reddit who gave some tips on little things that can make everyone more attractive. So, if you’re looking to get your ~flirt~ on, or want your crush to FINALLY make a move, here are some things that really make someone more attractive, according to Reddit.
Being KindHonestly, a little bit of kindness goes a long way. As SOwED said, "Genuine kindness" is a super underrated but important quality that really makes you attractive to others. Everyone can be kind! It's important for starting healthy relationships. Image Source: Don't Trust The B In Apartment 23
Being PassionateIf you can instantly strike up a conversation about something that excites you, that's a pretty attractive quality. It shows that you care and are passionate, which will make people want to talk to you. As hitthe5bang said, "if a girl is just passionate about something it will interest me even if I have no idea what they are talking about." So, pick something you love and talk about it! Image Source: Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Smelling GoodYou don't need to smell like fresh flowers all the time, but if you smell clean, that can really give you some attractive points. As Shipwreck_medusa said, "If they smell good. Not just run-of-the-mill good, but spectacular good." You also don't want to smell like trash, of course. Image Source: Breakfast At Tiffany's
Giving Off Good VibesI don't really know how you can control this one, but supposedly, having a "good vibe" is super important. I'll let JedLeland explain:" Their vibe. I don't know if I can be any less vague than that; it's just there will be something in the way they speak, the way they carry themselves, just something." So, it sounds to me like this person means that confidence is what they are attracted to. Image Source: Pitch Perfect
SmilingHonestly, sometimes something as simple as a smile can make you attractive. ASONYE12 said, "A great smile" which sounds simple, but can actually go a long way. Smiling at someone shows that you are friendly and approachable, which is a good thing, if you're in a setting where you want to be approached. Image Source: Freaks And Geeks
Having GoalsGetting_all_DA_drama said, "Nothing is more attractive than a person with an ambition/ambitions." This is a pretty big one! People love other people who are in control (or trying to be) of their life. You don't have to have your entire life planned, but having some reasonable ambitions and wanting to share them with others is a good sign. Image Source: Gilmore Girls
Eye ContactThis is SO important! Eye contact shows that you are actually listening and actually care about what they have to say. As Anatolieio said, "Looking me in the eyes as if I'm saying something worth listening to." You definitely want to make eye contact with someone, it shows that you are paying attention and not bored out of your mind. Image Source: Gossip Girl
Good PostureAs thestonez said, "good posture" is actually really important. If you're hunched over, you can look bored or uninterested, which might makes people think that they are bothering you. If they ARE bothering you, then you can look bored and annoyed. If you actually want to get to know them, try sitting up straight. Image Source: Pretty Little Liars
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