You have decided it’s time to put a stop on your single life and that you are more than ready to get back on the dating scene. But you don’t know how to make guys fall for you. Or there exists a specific guy you like, and you would really want for him to like you back, but you simply don’t know how to get his attention. If any of these is the case, you’ve come to the right place. Although there is no secret formula to help you attract the opposite sex, there are some ways that have proven to be efficient, and here are five ways to attract a guy.

Don’t give too much too soon.

When we fall for someone, we usually have the urge to give and open up ourselves completely to that person right away. But sometimes, by doing so, we get the opposite effect and chase that someone away. It is because we give them the impression that we are too available and too eager to have them. But men prefer women who know how to set up boundaries. I am not saying you should play different mind games, but you shouldn’t give too much of yourself too soon either. This is not about sex only—it’s about not giving yourself as a person too much from the start. This way, you’ll be more mysterious to a guy and he will definitely be more attracted to you.

Pay attention to non-verbal communication.

Most of us are not aware of the message we send to the world, without saying a single word. What you probably don’t know is that what you say is not nearly as important as how you present yourself and what signals you send. You probably don’t want to make the official first step and don’t know how to do it without verbalizing your emotions. But in these situations, non-verbal communication can be your biggest power. The way you look at this guy straight in the eyes, the way you dance when he is around, or simply the way you smile at him can send this guy you like a signal that you are available, and it can serve as a way of telling him you are open for something more.

Be positive.

People in general, including this guy, don’t like to be in the company of someone who spreads negative energy. So, if you don’t want him to stay away from you, you should try and avoid complaining about everything and being a negative person with a frowny face. Besides, you attract the energy that you give off. If you spread good vibes, this is what you’ll attract. So, if you think positively and optimistically, this guy will start to perceive you as someone who shares positive energy and will enjoy your company. Consequently, he will be drawn to you without even realizing it.

Embrace your sexuality.

When you want to attract a new guy, the first thing you have to do is to make sure he sees you as a woman, not as one of the guys. So, in order to do that, you have to embrace your sexuality and show your feminine side. The first impression is very important, so you have to make sure to convey a sexy, feminine image from the start. The way you are dressed, the way you smile or touch him while the two of you talk can help you in that. If you feel secure about yourself, your self-esteem will be sensed by everyone around you, including the object of your affection. Don’t be afraid to flirt with this guy. Don’t be serious all the time—show him that you are fun to be around and that you have a playful side as well. This way, you’ll appear more attractive to him and you’ll send him signals you are interested in him if he was too scared to make the first move.

Be yourself.

When you start liking someone, you will do anything in your power for them to like you back. Sadly, many people try to present themselves in a different light because they think it’s a way to be more likeable. It’s perfectly normal that you won’t talk bad about yourself when you meet someone new you want to impress, but you shouldn’t pretend you are someone you are not. I know everyone tells you just to be yourself in every life occasion, but it really is crucial if you want to attract a guy you like. It will be possible for you to pretend to be someone else for a while, but sooner or later, you’ll have to stop the act, and you will be forced to reveal your true self. Besides, you want this guy to like the real you, don’t you?