How to put your best flirting foot forward

There’s an art to flirting—and we have the science to back it up.

Studies suggest that flirting skills could be even more important than looks in helping snag your crush – so get practising ladies!

Here are some appealing facts about flirting that might help you to reel in the dates.

1. Eye contact can make you more attractive
Once you get that whole smiling thing down, flash those peepers. Not only is it a major signal that you’re interested, but eye contact can actually make your crush fancy you more than he did before you start batting your eyelashes at him.

2. Touching is a must
While men need to play it cool when it comes to this one (nobody likes a groper!), a gentle touch on the shoulder, the forearm or the knee from you is a primitive bonding exercise that will make him go weak at the knees.

3. How you hold your head could make all the difference
Scientists have found that you’re most alluring when you angle your head forward, so you’re forced to look ever-so slightly upward. This creates a more feminine look, and we know how guys dig that.

4. The power of red is a real thing
Whether you choose red lips or a red dress, this is the colour of power and confidence, that will bring all eyes to you. The ‘red dress effect’ not only helps in attention-getting, but also makes women appear more open to sexual advances. This may or may not be what you want, but it is something to consider before going out on the prowl.

5.  It’s good for you!
Weird, right? But those who get their flirt on and do so regularly are walking around with higher white blood-cell counts making them healthier.