From Ice to Nice: 6 Ways to Be More Approachable
-Kira Sabin, DivineCaroline.com
When I was in high school, one of my friends was the most sought-after girl in school. I had other friends that were prettier, smarter, and nicer but boys were crazy for her.
It took me a little while, but I finally figured out why she was constantly asked out, in a relationship or every guy’s dream girl. She was approachable.
She was pretty but not beautiful. She was smart, but not a know it all. She was always friendly, smiling and nice. Her secret: Every guy thought they had a shot at her. They always felt comfortable talking to her and she always made them feel great about themselves. She is now married to a wonderful guy who is also the whole package.
What is the point of this story? To let you know that just because you are beautiful, smart, and successful doesn’t mean that meeting people is going to be easy. In fact it may even be harder. Does that suck? Maybe, but it is true.
Many times the gregarious guys who are approaching you are in for a challenge and once they conquered that challenge they will find a new one. The better bet for good relationships are the healthy, great guys who just need a little encouragement to know that if they come up to you, they are not going to be making a complete ass of themselves.
In case you haven’t noticed, men are fragile souls. Many times more fragile than we are. If they think for any reason they are going to be rejected, they are not climbing aboard that train. It’s going to take a little work from you.
Here are six ways to get you from ice to nice:
1. Get off your cell phone. It’d be a bummer if your dream man was beside you in line for coffee, but you were too busy talking to your friend about last night’s “Real Housewives of New York City” episode. Next time you are somewhere in line, keep your body language open, look around, make eye contact and smile. What do you have to lose?