smiling with your eyes

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Here’s my major Angst Appreciation Day one shot. I’m not sorry.

Warning: All of the ANGST. There’s death, kidnapping, rape, I mean, really guys…do not read if you are easily triggered.

Words: 5080 (This is my longest one shot ever)



You felt Jensen’s hand on your bare stomach and couldn’t help but smile. His hands were always warm, and always welcome on your body. But now it was different. Now, the warmth radiated with love, not only for you, but for the baby in your growing belly.

               “Good morning, Baby Ackles,” Jensen cooed when the baby kicked against his hand, “Shh … don’t wake mommy.”

               “Too late,” you said, rubbing your eyes and stretching, “Mommy’s awake.”

               Jensen smiled at you, “Good morning.”

              “Morning,” you groaned.

              “What’s wrong?”

               “Your son is squeezing my bladder,” you said, tossing the covers back so you could get out of the bed.

               Jensen chuckled, watching you get up, “He’ll be here soon and you won’t have to worry about that,” he said.

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Classified 13

Pairing: Steve Rogers x Doctor!Reader

Warning: Swearing, Death, Heart Break, Angst, Fluff, violence and hostages//Take Over.

A/N: If you want to be tagged just let me know!! Feedback is always loved.

Rule One of being a doctor, don’t get over attached to your patients.

Well that rules been broken.

Rule Two of being a doctor, don’t date your patients.


But what if he has blue eyes and a killer smile that make your insides throw a dance party when he’s near you??
Rule Three of being a doctor, don’t ever loose focus on doing your job, nothing comes between you and your career.


See comment above… was the smile mentioned? Or that he’s Captain America?

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requested by anon <3
prompt; 
I love tony stark. Can I ask for one where he meets the reader at a Starbucks? He flirts with her and she purposely messes up his name on his cup calling him stank But then she agrees to go out with him

MASTERLIST KO-FI. WRITTING CHALLENGE!

Dark shades, a baseball cap and head hung low – the Avenger in disguise cliché. It applies even now. It’s early hours of the morning and you would really much rather be sleeping or at least going out to take a light jog to clear your head. Working since 4 am as a barista in the most famous coffee house in the world, Starbucks, has not done you good: with bags under your eyes you groggily and with a fake smile greet the seemingly never ending stream of customers that demand their daily dose of caffeine and demand it quick. Despite feeling a bit dazed, you try your best to do the job well and write down each name correctly – you know how annoying it is to have some employee spell a simple name wrong. Like ‘Katy’ being spelled as ‘Cathy’, or ‘Ben’ as ‘Been’. You are guilty of this too.

The pick-up line went right over your head – you are simply not used to be hit on at early hours and especially at work – and without realizing it you put in ‘Caramel smoochy’ into the machine. Catching the mistake you freeze and lift your head up from the cash register, your eyes catching the brilliant ones that belonged to an older man with a cocky smirk on his face. He stares at you expectantly – you are unsure if he’s expecting a wink back or a harsh slap of reality, but you can’t leave him hanging. A twinge of fear strikes you as you glance at the queue behind him. The last thing you want, or need, is upset customers having a temper tantrum.

Thoughts race in your mind and what was supposed to be a counter to his flirtation – a quite cold one at that – falls flat and you mumble, “What?”

He raises a brow. Surely, he expected more, “I said you—“

“-could give you a caramel smoochy.” You can’t believe you just said that, “I heard you, Sir, but please just tell me your order.” The way he tilts his head strikes you with familiarity and you narrow your eyes, but just slightly, trying to recall just where you have seen him. With a heavy and dramatic sigh (and amused smile) he says his order. With a nod you punch it in, “And your name?”

“Tony Stark.”

As if! You refrain from rolling your eyes and continue to play along.

“Hey, what time do you finish work?”

“Please find a spare seat while I prepare your coffee!” You reply cheerily and move away from the counter as another barista takes your place.

After a good five minutes he picks up his drink and glances at the tag, barely surpassing a laugh.

TONY STANK
My shift ends at 11am, but there’s no way I’m meeting you
until 4pm

Requests are open!

midnightviewfromspace  asked:

Separated headcanons with Hinata, Asashi, Bokuto and Kuroo? (๑˃̵ᴗ˂̵)و Where they meet S/o's younger sister who is shy and VERY CUTE!!! She pulls her sister by the sleeve to speak low "Can you tell him I liked his hair?" S/o don't have to repeat because she realized from their faces that they heard it!

HI I HOPE YOU LIKE THIS BABE I THINK THIS WAS CUUUUTE

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Hinata Shouyou

- he would ring the door bell and your little sister would answer it but she would be really shy so she’s just peek a little

- “Wh-who is it?” She asks

- Hinata almost dies bc shes so cute

- He would take a deep breath and smile really wide

- “I’m your one-chan’s prince!“ 

- And her eyes would go really wide and shed be excited so she opens thte door all while staring at him

- So he would go to your room and little you would follow him

- "Sa-chan what are you doing here?" 

- She would blush really hard and walk over to you 

- But she doesnt know how to whisper

- "Can you tell him i like his hair?”

- And hinata’s heart would melt and tears would pool his eyes bc shE WAS SO CUTE LET ME HUG HER

- So he would walk over to her, open his arms and hug her really tight

- takE A PHOTO READER-CHAN ITS CUTE

Azumane Asahi

- your mom would leave your little sister in your care as she leaves for groceries

- Bye bye date with asahi :-(

- But he comes over anyway so he can meet your little sister

- So you open the door and he comes in, your little sister’s playing with her dolls

- “This is Asahi-ne-san, and Asahi this is Sa-chan”

- He’s smile at her shyly and she would just stare at him

- Awkwardly sits beside you as ya’ll play with your lil sis 

- But your sis would stare at him and he’d be all blushy and cute

- So he gets up to get something to drink your sister would tug at your sleeve and say

- “Can you tell him I like his hair?" 

- But Asahi would hear and he wasn’t sure if he should go back in

- But you’d know he was there and you’d tell him to come in

- Your lil sister gasping and hiding behind you

- He would peek behind you and see your sis curled up

- He would stammer and say “th-thank you! I think your hair looks pretty too!”

- Baby sis would ask if she could touch it and the dolls would be long abandoned bc you both would be playing with his hair


Bokuto Koutarou

- He would be very excited when he meets your sister

- you’d meet up at the park and your sister would be playing in the playground while you were keeping an eye on her (and bokuto smh)

- he would show off and climb on the monkey bars with all the kids staring at him

- the kids would ask if he could teach them how he did that

- your sister would get off the swings and ask you who that was

- and he would walk over to you two bc he wants to meet your sister!!! Omg she looks so small!!!

- She doesn’t notice him and she asks you to bend down to her height, so you do and she whipers (loudly may I add)

- “Can you tell him I like his hair?”

- his face would light up and he would scoop the little girl up and spin her around while laughing

- “Thank you, small _____-chan!”

- your little sister would be smiling and blushing while she goes back to hide behind you

- You place a hand on her shoulder and tell her his name

- “Y-you look like an owl!”

- made his day tbh

- so she would play on the playground with Bokuto

- and by the time it was time to go home, she was laughing while Bokuto carried her on his shoulders

Kuroo Tetsuro

- He would have stayed the night at your house and he’s woken up by a knock on the door

- so he carefully leaves the bed, hoping you wouldn’t wake up

- puts on a shirt and opens the door

- It was your mom and she asks if it was okay for your lil sis to stay in the room

- Kuroo sees the small little girl behind your mom and smiles

- tries to converse with your sis but she doesn’t say anything bc she’s v v v shy

- your mom apologizing and leaving

- So your lil sis enters the room and walks towards the bed but she couldn’t get up on it so he asks if she needs help

- you wake up bc the bed shakes and you open your eyes

- asking your sister why she was here and she whispers (loudly)

- “Mom’s going out… Can I stay here?”

- Kuroo’s heart stops bc she was so damn adorable

- so you ask her what she wants to do and she says she “wants to play princess…”

- kuroo really tries to make her at least smile but your sis is so shy

- he hears your sister whisper to you

- “Can you tell him I like his hair?” all while blushing

- Kuroo would hear and smile at her

- “Thanks!”

- your sister is mortified bc he wasNT SUPPOSED TO HEAR THAT

- hides herself in the bed sheets

- so kuroo tickles her and boom she aint shy anymore

(Best Behaviour) Jeff Atkins X Reader

A/n:so this is my first ever fic on tumblr! I only ever write on Wattpad but I thought why not. Been meaning to post this for so long but it’s finally here! Enjoy 😉

Warnings: swearing


Spring break. Boy was you happy for it arrive. You and your best friend Jeff had made a pact to be on your best behaviour this semester, not skipping classes, slacking in tests and actually attempting the homework set in bio. You didn’t want to admit it, but you was a slacker, way too laid back in school for your own good, having friends like Zach to help you with bio and Sheri to help with history, you didn’t really put in effort. It wasn’t until Jeff found your test scores screwed up in the corner of your room he knew he needed to help. If it wasn’t for his annoyingly charming smile and bright eyes staring into your soul as he swore you to promise him you would “try a little harder” you would have said no. But this was Atkins, you couldn’t say no. So you did, you actually took notes in bio, listened in English, attended history and your grades did start to improve.

“I told you things would get better if you actually behaved in school” Jeff said handing you your B+ you got on your history essay, smirking at you .

“Ok ok so maybe Mr motivator over here had a point!” You said pushing him playfully. “My grades improved so now it’s time to celebrate. Still picking me up for the spring break party at Bryces?”

“Of course your majesty, I’ll be there at 8” he replied sending you his signature wink which for some reason always made you turn jelloid . You stood there for a second until you noticed jess and Justin staring at you with shit eating grins plastered on their face as they saw you looking a little too flustered by Jeffs exit. You just laughed it off jumping into the back of the car.

“You’re definitely coming back to mine to get ready if you wanna impress Atkins y/n” Jess smirked as she looked at you through the wing mirror. You began to blush as you did have a crush on Jeff Atkins, who coincidentally was your best friend, who was best friends with Justin like you was best friends with jess. It basically made things very tricky to handle when you had feelings for the guy.

“I’ll have to wear your clothes then Jess I haven’t brought anything with me” you said hoping you could borrow a hot dress for the party. Jess nodded in agreement which meant you was going to look perfect.This wasn’t just one of Bryces usual drink ups. This was something you knew was going to be epic. A party to remember. As Justin pulled up to Jessica’s house you jumped out just to be called back by him.

“Hey y/n nows your chance to get Atkins. He’s been waiting so long for a girl like you to come his way” Justin said in a slight whisper. You looked at him with suspicious eyes not knowing whether he was being genuine about Jeff or if jess had blurted out how you felt or if Justin was just fucking with you as per. His smirk soon snapped you back to reality that he was just playing, which made you turn on your heels flipping him off walking inside with Jess.

“He’s gonna be waiting for you l/n, you gotta look hot!” Justin shouted back before starting his engine

“Fuck you Foley fuck you.” You replied letting out a small chuckle before plonking your bags on the floor. Jess had already made her way upstairs to get ready calling you to come up and look for something to wear. If you was honest with yourself you wanted anything which would get the guys attention. You knew that once monty and Zach saw you looking good Jeff would be soon to follow suit. As you looked through Jess’s wardrobe you pulled out a little black lace dress. It was the one. You stripped quickly, pulling the dress with fit your figure perfectly. You let your hair down leaving it in its natural state. You was admiring yourself in the mirror when Jess walked in looking at you with a smirk.

“Well don’t you look hot” she chirped “Jeff is definitely gonna fall for you looking like that” she smirked raising her brows. You turned to her giving her a fake laugh with only made her smirk more at the fact she could see straight through your facade

“Come on I know you like him” she admitted

“I know you do. And maybe tonight might be the night everything happens, maybe not, so shall we just get ready and see” you replied with a bite.

“Ok” Jess sighed rolling her eyes at your delusion of the situation between you and Jeff “ you best text him that you’re coming with me to the party to surprise him how good you’ll look”

*

Jess finally made it to Bryce’s parking up outside where there were dozens of cars surrounding the house. You stepped out with Jess making your way to the front door when you felt all eyes on you as you walked in. The house was packed. The alcohol was flowing like crazy, people were dancing drinking partying making out everywhere and you was loving it. Jess grabbed your hand making your way to the kitchen to grab a drink when you saw Justin Zach Monty and Bryce all stud with beer. Jess ran into Justin’s arms, kissing his neck as she clearly had missed his touch. You saw the guys turn to you, there eyes all widening as they saw you.

“Well someone’s planning on getting laid tonight ” Zach joked pulling you in for a hug. Monty handed you a beer as you rested on the counter surrounded by everyone
“So…” monty dragged out “who you looking hot for y/n?Gotta have someone in mind” asked raising his brow

You shrugged your shoulders lying blatantly knocking back the beer. “I’m just planning on getting wasted” you smiled

“If you wanna get wasted with me, you know where to find me sweet cheeks” Bryce pipped up sending you a smirked which instantly made your eyes roll.

“In your dreams Bryce ” you laughed flipping him off going off with Jess to find Sheri.

As the night went on more people began to dance with their cups high in the air, swaying and dancing to whatever was blasting through the speakers. You hadn’t seen Jeff yet and you had a sick feeling in the pit of your stomach that he had bailed. You and Sheri was sat by the pool, drinks in hand listening to what was another of Jess and Justin’s fall outs when you began to day dream and wonder where the hell Jeff was. You couldn’t wait to see him, dance with him and take it back to his place where you could finally f-

“So what the fuck should I do y/n? You and Justin are close what would he want” Jess asked completely throwing you off guard. You squinted your eyes at her trying to figure out what she was talking about but you honestly had no clue. You wanted to open your mouth to say something but you was stopped thankfully by a pair of hands grabbing your shoulders, making you jump out of your skin. You turned around to see the one and only Jeff crouching next to you with a beaming smile. You gave him a tight hug silently thanking him for saving your ass.

“I’ve literally been looking for you everywhere man!” He chuckled, finally content that he’d found you “you look great by the way, really hot” he winked making your cheeks burn

“Oh Atkins you are a cute one” you responded trying to keep your cool

“So anyway you know because you’re such a great person I was wondering if you would play beer pong and be on my team” Jeff went of to say, making you frown a little “Justin said I should ask you as he said your really good”

You couldn’t help but roll your eyes at the pathetic attempt of Justin getting you and Jeff together. You was shit at beer pong and you definitely didn’t want Jeff to see how bad.

“I would say yes but that would just result in Justin rubbing it in my face he’s better then me” you pouted “sorry Atkins”

“It’s ok babe, I’ll ask monty.” He winked “ I’ll come find you later” and with that he was off into back into the house,your eyes finally loosing him in the crowd.Both girls turned to you, mouths hung open.

“What the fuck was that about then huh?” Jess asked, eyes wife pushing your shoulder. “Thought you and Atkins were just ‘friends’”

“Didn’t look like it to me” Sheri sang making Jess laugh uncontrollably

“Oh my God come on guys it’s what we do we are always like this”
You shrugged like what happened wasn’t a big deal

“Bullshit!” Jess blurted making you frown

“She’s right!” Sheri added “we all can see you both want each other. He’s looking hot, you’re looking like a snack, you’re both destined for each other” she went on

“You find his ass now!” Jess demanded making you laugh but she was serious. She pulled a “why the fuck are you still here” face at you making you get up from the pool side.

“Fine I’m going to get a drink and I will find him” you huffed pulling a fake smile waving goodbye with your empty cup.

“Go get him” you heard the two of them shouted making you smile.

You made your way to the kitchen where you grabbed yourself your 4th vodka and tequila concoction as you began to sway along to the music sipping your drink. You didn’t dare to find Jeff yet. If you was going to make a move you would need a whole lot more drinks down you. You carried on drinking, taking shots to quicken the process. You was finally feeling a buzz so you took your drink and followed the beat of the music. As you got into the song, dancing with the crowd of school kids you felt to hands grip your hips instantly guiding you as your hips glided along with the music grinding next to an unknown waist. The grip soon tightened and you was span round to see the face of Jeff, sending you his contagious grin. His blue eyes hit you and you looked away biting your lip, trying not to show your drunken state was totally falling for his sweet charming looks.

“I gotta admit” Jeff began speaking in your ear as so you could hear him “you were looking extremely hot dancing over here alone I had to come join you”

Your cheeks burned from his words as jeffs compliment meant more then all the boys stares at the party.
“ you just look really really stunning tonight y/n, like wow” he began to slur as his body grew closer to yours, his ands roaming your back.

“Are you drunk Atkins” you looked at him trying not to laugh at how waved he really was

“I am not drunk” Jeff protested “ I’m just here wondering whether my little miss perfect here is finally ready to let her hair down and have a little fun.” His voice deeper and eyes full of lust “ I mean you’ve been on your best behaviour baby let’s have some fun.”
And with that, the mix of alcohol and stream of dopamine flowing through your body you smiled linking your hands round jeffs neck passionately connecting lips. The warm sensation from his lips made you want him more as your kisses became hungrier, kissing his soft lips over and over. Realisation then hit you that you finally was kissing the boy who had been your crush, your best friend, the guy you wanted to be with. You couldn’t help but smile through the kiss which suddenly made you giggle uncontrollably making your lips part.

“What’s so funny” Jeff asked, pressing his forehead to yours, dying for the taste of your lips again.

“It’s nothing” you said, smiling with embarrassment, but Jeff soon cupped your face, kissing you passionately again.

“Tell me what’s so funny” he said between kisses.

You looked him dead in the eye, chewing corner of your bottom lip as you were about to confess how you felt to Jeff.

“It’s just funny because I’ve wanted this for so long Jeff. Because” you paused as his smile slowly started to grow as though he knew what you was about to say “ fuck because I fucking like you Jeff” you finally admitted, literally face palming as Jeff’s eyes widened and he pulled his annoying cute grins. Fuck you had no idea whether he was feeling the same way or it was just him laughing that you confessed you liked him and looked like a damn idiot. He slowly took hold of your hand, pulling it away from your face, looking at you will his grin still plastered on his face.

“I’m glad you find it funny. Because I like you too” he said pulling your body closer together feeling his breath on your skin “how about we get out of here and see what the night brings us”

You smiled as Jeff bit his bottom lip as you both were on the same wave length with ditching the party for the rest of the night. You knew you both were about to have a lot more fun. You pecked his lips and took his hand ready to leave.

“Definitely.”

everybody dies in the end (but knowing us, that’s not much of a spoiler)
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you’re out there tickling worlds / hitting roads and rushing down through sun / you’ve probably had 500 haircuts by now / evolving like you do and kissing perfect strangers / feeding strays / bobbing for apples in cheap gasoline / forgetting that mornings exist, swallowing nights whole /

our late-night summer armageddon still stuck to your teeth and mine / how many lovers for you and me until we put all that behind us? / (i don’t know) /

watch me – beyond stuck / same old borders / dust-dirt nowhere / not a single working escape pod in all this small-town rain / i’ve given up spears and axes, but i don’t feel any better / call me a pent-up stone-age mediocrity, since i know you’ll never call me friend

anonymous asked:

You light up my world. Your smile makes my heart skip a beat and your eyes make me want to drown in them for ever. You have the kindest, most generous heart and anyone whom you've given even an ounce of your affection should count themselves lucky. You are my favorite person in the world; and I would do anything you asked. It breaks my heart to see you sad or depressed and it kills me when you're down on yourself. I'll love you for ever and always, my king.

Who..who is this..?

// JJ Blush Scale: 11/10 crowns

Mike walked down to the basement full of excitement.

“El El!!! I got something to show to you!”

El looked up from playing with Mike’s supercom.

“What is it Mike?”

“Come on come on! You’ll see!”
He shouted.

El grabbed onto Mike’s hand.

“Okay now close your eyes an I’ll guide you.”
Mike whispered.

“O-okay.” She stutters.

Mike leads her into the basement closet where he finds the dress he bought for El with all the money he saved up.

“Okay now you can open your eyes.” He smiled.

El looked at him confused before she looked at the closet and in it she saw a light pink dress with sparkles on the chest piece.

“M-mike? is this for me?”

“Yes El it’s for you. I-i bought it for you to wear to the snowball since..I already have my outfit.”
Mike nervously looked to the side.

El turned to mike.
“Thank you Mike. It’s beautiful an I can’t wait to go to the snowball.” She smiled.

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Your eyes they were my paradise
Your smile made my sun rise

Forgive me for I don’t know what I gain
Alone in this garden of pain
Enchantment has but one truth:
I weep to have what I fear to lose

i could write you a paragraph about how the way you smile gives me butterflies. i could write you a page about how my skin tingles after you touch it. i could write you an essay on how often i get lost in your ocean blue eyes. i could write you a novel about how much i love you… but you wouldn’t read it.
—  you wouldn’t care
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Agents of H.E.A.R.T.E.Y.E.S.  😍 😍 😍

‘Why do you love me? What is there to love in someone like me? Please, tell me why you’re so fond of me because honestly? I don’t get it.’

I was perplexed how could he not see why?

‘I love you because you’re you.

I love you because when you smile, your lips always tilt slightly to the left. When you smile your amazingly sharp canines peek through giving you a juvenile look. When you smile, your ever present dimples show more — if that’s even possible —. When you smile, your eyes crease at the edges and your beautiful eyes become slits of pure joy.

I love you because when you laugh, you tilt your head backwards. When you laugh, you always close your eyes. When you laugh, you grasp your stomach and bend over. When you laugh, you always end in a deep sigh and smile after wards, you grasp my face in yours and kiss me as if we’ll never kiss again.

I love you because when I do something you like, you giggle. When I do something you like, you’ll caress my hair and pat my cheeks. When I do something you like, you look at my lips and say, “I fucking love you”. When I do something you like, your eyes bore into mine and I see a flame ignite in them.

I love you because when you’re concentrated you furrow your eyebrows. When you’re concentrated you tongue pokes out of your delicious lips and glides over them. When you’re concentrated, you tend to break out of it for a slight second and do that 'hmmph’ sound you know I like just to give yourself a small break. When you’re concentrated, you grab something to eat with your left hand and bring it to the right side of your mouth and proceed to take a bite.

I love you because when you kiss me, you grab my face with both hands. When you kiss me, one hand pulls on my hair, while the other runs its thumb across my cheek. When you kiss me, you always do a series of multiple pecks after we end making out. When you kiss me, I can feel you smile and let out small giggles of content. When you kiss me, you hold my face in your palms and look at me for a good while then you tell me I’m beautiful.

I love you because when you hug me, you hold me for a long time. When you hug me, you grasp me firmly with both of your strong arms. When you hug me, you use one hand to rub my back. When you hug me, you put your face in the crook of my neck and breathe in my scent. When you hug me, you won’t let me go until we’ve embraced each other tightly.

I love you because when you talk about something you love you smile the whole time. When you talk about something you love, you tend to look down at your hands. When you talk about something you love, you furrow your eyebrows and smirk a little. When you talk about something you love, you let out small sighs of happiness. When you talk about something you love, you always tilt your head to side and shrug your shoulders at the end because you get embarrassed at your enthusiasm.

I love you because when you make me blush, you tease me about it. When you make me blush you put your hands on my cheeks and remark, 'baby your cheeks are hot’ at which point I reply, 'no they’re not, I don’t know what you’re talking about’. When you make me blush you look at my cheeks and smile and say 'baby you’re blushing’. When you make me blush you hold me down and ask me why knowing damn well that makes me blush more.

I love you because when you tell me stories about your past, you say them in a low voice as if speaking louder will make them come back. When you tell me stories about your past, you always hug me and won’t let me go. When you tell me stories about your past, you run your hands through your hair because you know you might cry. When you tell me stories about your past you always mutter the phrase, 'why am I even telling you this?’ And we both know it’s because you love me, and you want me to know what I’m getting into.

I love you because when you notice I’m sad, you’ll look at me and poke my cheeks until I smile. When you notice I’m sad you tell me 'stop being a taco without the shell’ because you know I’ll laugh. When you notice I’m sad, you’ll hug me and tell me you love me. When you notice I’m sad, you’ll ruffle my hair and whisper in my ear, 'Tina eat your goddamn food’, because that llama is our spirit animal.’

I love you for so many reasons, if I listed them all, this poem would never end.

The best way to put it is, I love you because you’re you.

—  Beauty in IT /// I love you because…
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A very important compilation.

Tips on Flirting

1. Make eye contact. Throw small glances and catch the eye of the person you’re interested in. Hold their gaze briefly, then smile and look away.

2. Smile at the person. To be most effective, smile slowly (rather than grinning widely), and crinkle your eyes. That kind of smile is more genuine and appealing.

3. Talk to them. You don’t have to commit to a full conversation but at least say “hello” and acknowledge their existence!

4. Initiate a conversation with them (one step on from point 3). Think of easy ways to get a conversation going. In many ways the topic isn’t so significant. You just want to talk to them, and try and pique their interest. General guidelines are … ask a neutral question; try and find some areas of common interest; gauge their response before showing more interest; and keep things light and impersonal.

5. Make use of body language. Non-verbal cues can say a lot more than the actual words you speak. Some pointers to remember include: maintain an open stance (don’t cross your arms or legs); turn your body toward them; casually touch them (for example, hold their hand to help you balance when you’re getting up from your seat.)

6. Compliment them (but don’t get too personal yet).

7. Keep your interactions brief. Scarcity creates demand. If you’re not always available it makes you more mysterious and more desirable.