This science-backed guide will help any zodiac sign amp up their dating game.
Whether you’re in a committed relationship and want to spice it up, looking for a future partner, or simply wanting to have a little fun, everyone would like to flirt better, right?
Luckily, attracting the desired mate isn’t always based on good looks alone.
According to research by psychologist Dr. Monica Moore, the most attractive individuals are not actually those with the best physical attributes, but rather those that are able to “signal their availability and confidence through basic flirting techniques.”
HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR FLIRTING STYLE, ACCORDING TO YOUR ZODIAC SIGN
1. ARIES (MARCH 21 – APRIL 19)
An Aries is already a very direct flirter. You love to be the pursuer in whatever love interest you may have. However, make sure that you aren’t in pursuit of everyone in the room. Keep in mind: the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.
Try to pick one person that you have the most interest in, and give them plenty of undivided attention. Direct eye contact is a must for anyone who wants to flirt better. Just make sure those eyes don’t wander.
2. TAURUS (APRIL 20 – MAY 20)
As an earth sign, you are very grounded in your body and a master of using body language to convey your seductive appeals. Try utilizing touch to show your partner that you’re interested in them.
There are different types of touch, each type increasing in intensity. The friendlier of the three categories include touching or pushing someone’s shoulder. Anyone can do this and it doesn’t necessarily mean the other person is attracted to you.
A slightly more direct approach is touching the other person on the arm or the waist. Finally, if you’re feeling really risque, you can try touching their face. Keep in mind that flirtation through touch tends to work better for women, as men can get in trouble with it fast. For either sex, however, make sure you are staying within the bounds of consent.
3. GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 20)
As a sign that appreciates witty banter, you know all about the power of speech when it comes to seduction. It can help to take on a sexy tone of voice when talking to your love interest.
For women, a breathless, higher pitched voice (think Marylin Monroe) tends to attract men the most, whereas men with a deeper, huskier voice will seem more alluring. Voice manipulation tends to be more effective overall for women.
4. CANCER (JUNE 21 – JULY 22)
Cancer in love tends to be kinda clingy. They can become very attached to their object of affection, even to the point of obsession. For this sign, there is no greater love advice than “play hard to get.” This is especially true for ladies.
Once you captured his interest with your masterful flirtation techniques, take a step back and make him come to you. Showing that you’re not too eager in the beginning can convey that you’re a quality partner with plenty of dating options and that you are just dandy being on your own.
5. LEO (JULY 23 – AUGUST 22)
A Leo usually loves to the center of attention. But if you’re trying to please your honey, it is important to make them feel THEY have all your attention. Luckily for you, you can easily accomplish this (and make yourself more attractive) by adjusting the angle of your head!
Studies have shown that women look better when tilting their head slightly forward so they are forced to gaze slightly upwards. This creates a more feminine look that drives men crazy. Men look better when looking downwards towards the tip of their nose.
6. VIRGO (AUGUST 23 – SEPTEMBER 22)
You are well known for your modest and sophisticated personality and fashion. You tend to be somewhat shy and demure. It’s no doubt many are drawn to your aura of veiled sensuality. But take a step back before dipping into your standard closet of whites, grays, beige and greige (grey/beige).
When stakes are high, its time to go bold or go home! If you want to be a better seductress, make sure to wear red. Whether its a pop of color around your lips or a sexy red dress, the color red tends to communicate that a woman is sexually available. And it will surely catch the eye of your captor.
7. LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23 – OCTOBER 22)
As a Libra, you are already a natural charmer and an excellent flirt. In fact, you probably flirt without even noticing it! Your challenge will be to be decisive about who you truly like and want to be with, and try not to waste too much energy trying to please everyone.
If you keep your socialite charisma focused on one person, you will surely have them wrapped around your finger in no time.
8. SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23 – NOVEMBER 21)
Many may not actually know this, but there are multiple different types of flirting. Some flirting is more playful, while others are more seductive and aimed at capturing our partner and making them ours.
When Scorpios flirt, they tend to fall in the latter category. Naturally moody and dramatic, you may come off a little too strong at first, especially when you are just getting to know each other. Remember to keep your interactions light and fun, or you may end up making your crush uncomfortable!
9. SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 22 – DECEMBER 21)
As a Sagittarius, you know how to make people smile. You have a jovial sense of humor and a bubbly personality. However, when you are trying to flirt, maybe tone it down the jokes and please, please, please, NEVER use cheesy pickup lines. Women prefer simple introductions and men like a woman who is direct.
10. CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
As a Capricorn, the idea of intentionally flirting on a date probably makes your nerves go haywire. Capricorns can be ridiculously cautious when it comes to love. They are extremely slow to open up. Just remember: have fun.
Smile often and give good eye contact. These two things can make even the worst dater seem super attractive. The fun of flirting comes from the fact that you do not necessarily have to spend the rest of your life with this person. You’re in control.
11. AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
As the rebellious and eccentric one of the Zodiac, you’re not afraid to get freaky and try new things on the spot. This can be excellent in terms of flirting as the right partner will naturally be drawn to your spontaneous and playful nature.
However, maybe try to keep your favorite kinks a secret until the second date? You don’t want to intimidate them too much right off the bat.
12. PISCES (FEBRUARY 19 – MARCH 20)
You are one of the more introverted signs. You can be quite withdrawn and find it easy to get lost in your own thoughts. To make a better connection with a date, make sure that you are giving them plenty of eye contact.
You may find you need to remind yourself to do it at first, but very quickly it will become easier and more natural for you. You can trust that coming out of your shell, even this tiny bit, will be worth it. Studies have found that prolonged eye contact can make you seem more attractive, even when talking to a complete stranger!