Have you ever heard of the phrase, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”? Well, it certainly is true, but this doesn’t mean that there isn’t a handful of qualities that could be making you seem less attractive.
Whether you are a man or a woman, we’re all guilty of doing things that might be ruining our sex appeal. However, surprisingly, many of these things are pretty common and could easily be changed if we put our mind to it.
If you’re finding yourself unlucky in love, try to avoid the following habits that could be sabotaging your chances.
Using bad grammar
Yes, you read that one right. Sometimes, when you are texting someone with all lower-case letters or confusing ‘you’re’ with ‘your’, you could be sending the wrong message to the person you’re crushing on.
When you’re trying to woo someone online or through text, put some extra effort in writing properly. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but no one wants to feel like they are talking to someone who skipped grammar school.
Your table manners
You need to be careful when you are eating in front of your potential partner. Now, we aren’t saying that you need to undergo etiquette classes to impress your SO, but you still need to be mindful of the person sitting across from you at dinner.
Playing with your food, chewing with your mouth open, aren’t things that you should be doing when on a date. Keep in mind that you’re with someone else and that you should act in a way that you would want them to act in front of you.
Lack of goals or motivation
A major part of dating anybody is seeing whether or not your partner can fit into your future. So, if you do not have any goals in mind or any motivation behind them, it might make you seem less attractive than you really are.
Now, you do not need to have your whole future color-coded and written out. That’s completely unrealistic. But, you should consider what you really want out of your future. How far do you want to go in your career? Do you want a family? What steps are you willing to take in order to be successful? Having these goals somewhat planned could be a huge turn on for whoever you’re trying to impress.
We shouldn’t have to tell you this, but this is still really common. Some people believe that when you lie about your age, how much you make, or even where you live, it’ll make you more attractive to your love interest. But this is completely false.
It’s a lot better to be honest about who you are. Not only will it help give the other person insight into your personality, but do you really want to start a relationship off on the wrong foot? If you are dishonest in the beginning, who knows what you would be dishonest about in the future. So, you’re better off with just being truthful.
Try to do things that make you more attractive
While there are a handful of things that could be making you less attractive, there are also a few things you could do that can make you seem more attractive. None of them have to be physical. Even just finding ways to make your partner laugh or supporting them when they need it the most can make you seem better than the rest. (It also wouldn’t hurt to check out these date night mistakes while you’re at it as well.)
Above all, whenever you are trying to find (and keep) a potential partner, you should always make sure that you are putting your best self forward and that you are confident in who you are.