From that moment on, even if you’re not really their type, every time you catch their eye, they’ll smile at you.
You’ll find out if you’ve caught anyone’s eye – and can use it to alert the guy you’ve been shyly smiling at for weeks.
In fact, it’d be rude not to because it feels like you know each other. Say yes to everything you’re asked to that involves new people.
Especially say yes to after work drinks and happy hours: even if you don’t fancy anyone at work, you might fancy their friend who comes to meet them.
So think again if you think looking down at your phone is going to find you the love of your life.
More bamboozling statistics: a 2016 US survey (of people who’ve been with their partner for five years or less) found 88 per cent had met IRL without the help of a dating site.
If you’re both pondering the choices at Pret, say “Hmm. The next time step it up and say ‘We have to stop meeting like this”. It really doesn’t matter what you say, all you need to do is make conversation to give a very obvious green light that you’re open to being approached.