- Publish Date
- Monday, 11 December 2017, 3:15PM
Ahh true love, the thing many people spend their lives trying to find.
Most of the time it's a matter of chance, but what if it's a certain set of circumstances, which when put together cause you to fall in love with someone.
Even though we can't manufacture those warm fuzzies, there are certain ways to increase the chances of someone you're keen on, into falling for you.
1. 36 questions.
You've probably already heard of this one. In an essay for the New York Times, Many Len Catron cites a study by a psychologist Arthur Aron exploring if intimacy can be accelerated by asking a series of personal questions. She also goes as far as claiming the questions can pave the way to love!
Well, there's no harm in giving it a go!
2. Live close to one another.
Apparently being the girl (or guy) next door really does help! Waaay back in the 50s, people who applied for marriage licences took part in a study asking how many of them lived close when they started dating. The result was 54 percent of the couples lived close, and we're not saying that people who didn't live close to their partners don't love each other, we're just stating the obvious, if you live close you'll see each other more and therefore the chances of finding love are higher.
3. Stare at each other. A lot.
Harvard psychologist Zick Rubin claims that couples who are in love look at each other 75 percent of the time while they're talking, in a regular convo, this normally happens between 30-60 percent of the time.
SEE?! (excuse the pun)
4. Be confident.
It's no surprise that people with confidence tend to be more open to intimacy than others. Being open to intimacy increases the likelihood of developing lasting romantic feelings.
5. Similar Attracts.
The saying 'opposites attract' might not actually be gospel truth. The superficial aspects of your character, like your favourite movies or activities, don't need to match. But having the same values and beliefs instantly brings people together.
We're not saying that these will make someone fall in love with ya, but hopefully, they help you find your dream man or mrs!