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There is no easy equation that explains what does or doesn’t make someone appealing to another person. But, you have to admit that some people just simply are magnetic- and seem to have something about them that easily attracts others.

And while it may be confusing as to what it is that makes them magnetic, there are certain habits that attractive people have that sets them apart from the rest. While we often view attraction as something that is purely based on appearance, it goes far deeper than that.

The science of attraction seems to have much more to do with our daily habits and how we carry ourselves than it does with what most would assume makes someone attractive.

1. Don’t cross your arms.

It can be an easy habit to get into, but when you cross your arms, you close yourself off to new people. A study carried out in 2016 found that people with an open posture were found to be far more attractive. Not only that, but it also makes you appear more confident.

2. Travel in a group.

In 2014, a study was carried out, and it showed that when we are in groups, we are perceived as more attractive. The Cheerleader Effect is a very real thing, so don’t forget to have a night out on the town with your closest friends, especially if you aren’t feeling yourself lately.

3. Fill in your eyebrows.

According to research carried out in 2017, darker eyebrows make you look younger and more attractive. So, if you are looking for a quick appearance boost, don’t be afraid to pull out your favorite brow pencil and get to work.

4. Smiling.

Happiness is one of the most attractive qualities in a person, according to research. And, sometimes you have to fake it to make it. If you are feeling a bit self-conscious – be sure to smile.

5. Eat fruits and veggies.

Not only are fruits and veggies delicious and great for you, but they also make your skin look much better. Research has found that fruits and veggies make your skin glow – and glowing skin is attractive and a confidence booster.

6. Be kind.

I have never met a rude person that I thought of as attractive. Even if they were initially attractive when I first met them, as soon as the rudeness started coming out, my attraction disappeared immediately. And this can be said of anyone. So, be kind.

7. Wear red.

Studies have found that the color red is a highly attractive color to both men and women. So, if you are looking for something to wear the next time you go out – make sure it’s red!

8. Highlight your left side.

A study that was published in the Journal of Experimental Brain Research discovered that when asked, participants had a preference for the left side of the face over the right. I’ve always wondered why I had a “good side” of my face, and apparently, this is why!

9. Don’t worry about being too skinny.

Studies show that men and women both prefer those who have average bodies over those who are bone-thin. So, if you are feeling self-conscious about your normal body, set your fears aside.

10. Don’t be afraid to connect.

People are instantly magnetized to people they feel connected to. Don’t hesitate to be vulnerable or have a deep conversation with someone new in your life.

11. Take care of yourself.

Self-care is so underrated in this world. Exercising, and taking proper hygiene steps, doesn’t mean you are selfish. On the contrary, it means that you know taking care of yourself is necessary before you can even begin to do anything else. And studies have shown that basic hygiene is just as attractive as wearing a ton of makeup or wearing expensive clothes.

12. Be passionate.

Have you ever noticed that when people are passionate about something, they seem to glow brighter than ever? There is something to be said of a big, happy smile that shows someone’s passion for a favorite activity or someone they care about. So if you are looking for a confidence boost or to be instantly more attractive, think about something you are passionate about.