Tricks to get a guy to approach you

Are you wondering how to get a guy to approach you? Do you keep striking out when it comes to coaxing those hotties to strike up a conversation with you? If you want to take charge and start drawing men toward you, there are 11 simple tricks that can positively transform you into a guy magnet right now.

Put on high heels

If you're hoping to entice a man to come over to you, one of the easiest tricks is to wear high heels. In fact, research in the Archives of Sexual Behavior revealed that men are not only more likely to approach a woman who is wearing high heels, but these men were also shown to be more interested in her and more attentive to her needs.

But if you still don't believe that high heels can yield high results when it comes to drawing guys over to you, a study in Evolution and Human Behavior demonstrated that men view a woman who is walking in heels as having an incredibly sexy and alluring stride, as the swing of her hips in combination with the smaller distance between her steps can help her to appear more feminine, alluring, and desirable.

So the next time you're heading out on the town, you should opt for stilettos over flats so that you don't fall flat when it comes to getting a guy to approach you.

Go without sleeves

In terms of dressing for success, another sure-fire way to spark interest with the men around you is to opt for a sleeveless top. In fact, showing off your arms can give you a leg up on the competition when you're looking to get a guy to approach you, as research in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology revealed that men are actually more drawn to women with longer arms.

So in order to make your arms appear longer and more attractive, it's time to channel your inner Michelle Obama and engage in exercises that work your biceps, triceps, and core, as this is at the very core of catching a man's eye. In a word, when you arm yourself (so to speak) with the right moves in and out of the gym, men will approach you hand over fist.

Wear red clothing

Another simple way to become simply irresistible to men is to wear red-colored clothes. As noted in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, research has shown that men are definitively more attracted to and drawn to women who are wearing the color red. And even more telling, men rated women as being more physically appealing and sexually enticing when these women were wearing red as opposed to when these same women were wearing a different color.

So why is wearing the color red so powerful when it comes to giving guys the green light to approach you? While red is often considered the color of romance, love, and even lust, some of the other reasons behind the color red's allure and appeal to the opposite sex may simply have to do with instinct.

In fact, your entire body can appear redder and more flushed when you're sexually aroused, and it's been thought that a woman's face has a redder hue during ovulation. So if you want to attract more men to head your way, it's time to swap out your little black dress for a little red dress.

Put on red lipstick

Speaking of the color red, wearing red lipstick has also been specifically shown to lead men to approach a woman in social situations, and that's not just lip service. In fact, a study in the International Journal of Psychological Studies found that women in bars who were wearing red lipstick not only received more advances from men, but these women also waited a shorter amount of time between when they first entered the bar and when the men decided to approach them.

Along these lines, a study from Manchester University revealed that women who were wearing red lipstick were also able to hold a man's gaze on her face for a longer period of time as opposed to women who were wearing a lighter shade of lipstick. With this in mind, it's easy for you to pull off a red lip and turn on the guys around you.

Smile

When looking more closely at the power of your mouth, another trick is for you to take the time to smile if you want a guy to approach you. Specifically, the bigger your smile is, the more attractive that you'll appear to others, as discussed in Cognition and Emotion.

So right off the bat, smiling can help you to appear more physically alluring and appealing to the opposite sex. To that end, a study in Psychological Science revealed that people have a higher preference for and gravitate more towards smiling faces over non-smiling faces. And while it's not too surprising that having white teeth rather than yellowing teeth is also viewed as highly appealing, what may surprise you is that the quality of a person's teeth is actually considered to be representative of his or her ability to be a good mate, as noted in PLOS One.

In a word, your teeth clue others in regarding your overall health and well-being, so having pearly whites sends a signal to men that you have true dating and mating potential.

Make eye contact

If you're looking to persuade a man to approach you, making eye contact with him is also one of the all-time top tricks. In fact, a study from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland revealed that making direct eye contact with someone while smiling makes you appear more attractive and alluring than simply smiling without making eye contact.

And even more telling, research from Bucknell University has shown that men aren't likely to approach a woman who hasn't made eye contact with him first, which is why making eye contact is an imperative step if you want a guy to walk over to you. However, simply making eye contact with him once or twice may not be enough, as it's been shown that women typically have to make approximately 13 glances at the new object of their affection before he's totally ready and willing to approach.

So if you want to catch a man's eye in every sense, continually making direct eye contact with him sends the direct signal that you want him to head in your direction.

Get off of your phone

If you're looking to draw men toward you, it's also important for you to make yourself totally approachable and welcoming. And that means putting away your phone and putting an end to distractions in general. After all, a guy isn't interested in approaching a woman who's staring down at her phone, as she appears totally disinterested in what's happening around her—and he believes she'll likely be disinterested in him as well.

Along these lines, research in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships has shown that the simple act of having a cell phone around you can negatively impact the quality of your conversations with others, as its mere presence can be enough to draw some of your focus and attention away from the person with whom you're speaking.

With this in mind, you should commit to being fully present and choose to present yourself as someone who's totally open and available to the men around you, as guys will feed off of this kind of positive energy and want to approach you. In a word, when you decide to be present in the moment, men will be highly interested in sharing those moments with you.

Pay attention to your body language

If you want to entice a man to approach you, it's also imperative that you pay attention to your overall body language. In fact, it's been shown that 55 percent of communication is based purely on your body language, so it's important to take a closer look at exactly what kind of messages you're sending to the men around you.

For instance, the simple act of crossing your arms can make you appear unapproachable and uninterested, as you're literally closing yourself off by putting up a barrier between you and the men around you. And scientists from Noldus Information Technology have found that "resting bitch face" is in a fact real phenomenon, and by looking inadvertently bored or angry, you're directly putting off men from approaching you.

On the flip side, if you're looking to draw a guy toward you, some simple body language tricks include putting your shoulders back, placing your hands in a neutral position by your sides, and standing up straight rather than slouching over, as this can help you project confidence and openness all at once. And if you're sitting down, it's been shown that men find it more appealing for a woman to cross her legs at the knee as opposed to crossing them down by her ankles.

Go out without your entire squad

When it comes to tempting a man to approach you, another key tip is to make it as easy for him as possible. And that means choosing to surround yourself with only a handful of friends during a night out rather than your massive crew of besties. Why?

One reason is that it can be incredibly intimidating for a guy to have to approach an entire gaggle of women, as he not only has to fear impressing all of you, but getting rejected by all of you as well. And the larger your group is, the more difficult it can become for him to even have the opportunity to catch you when you're not deeply engrossed in a convo with your crew.

So in order to make it as painless as possible for him to muster up the courage to approach you, heading out with two of your friends is considered a favorable number—it's not too large of a group to discourage him from approaching, and it also allows your two friends to branch off and continue having a conversation with one another once he's started talking to you.

Get a wingman (or a wingwoman)

Speaking of heading out on the town with friends, another trick to get a guy to approach you is to have a wingman or wingwoman by your side.

In the most basic sense, the role of a wingman or wingwoman is to help to initiate and facilitate introductions and conversations with the eligible men around you while simultaneously highlighting your amazing qualities and attributes. He or she isn't your competition, but rather your support system whose outgoing nature can make the entire process of drawing men towards you far more straightforward, stress-free, and fun.

Plus, your wingman or wingwoman can help to give you an extra boost of self-assurance by talking you up to the men whose interest you've piqued. And the good news is that even if you don't have a friend who can fill this kind of role, you can hire a professional wingman or wingwoman by the hour to accompany you for a productive night on the town.

Exude confidence

It's clear that there are many different tips and tricks to draw a man to approach you, such as wearing a red outfit, making eye contact with him, as well as putting away your phone. However, one of the most fundamental aspects of inviting a man to come over to you is to have high self-esteem.

In fact, a study in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science revealed that simply feeling good about yourself can help to make you appear more physically attractive to others. And even more telling, research in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin revealed that having confidence in yourself can enable you to attract a greater number of potential mates.

So the next time you go out and about, be sure to keep in mind all that you have to offer and remember how amazing and special you truly are. After all, if you believe that you're worth it, the men around you will, too. And by projecting confidence, you can be confident in the fact that guys will be extremely eager to approach you.