My friend nodded his head to some unheard beat and then turned to me. "That seemed kind of simple, when you put it that way." I took another sip of my beer and looked around the room. "It's really simple," I said as we sat in the dimly lit bar. "It's the Laws of Attraction"
As I sat there, I had to ask myself: Is it really that simple? Is attraction something that can be so easily explained? In truth, the answer is no. There are so many different types of people that it is almost impossible to have one set of rules to attract another person.
The operative word: almost impossible.
It's actually kinda simple boys and girls. Confidence is key. Without it, even if the girl or guy likes you, it'll be impossible to convince them otherwise. Notice how confidence and convince look similar? (And to the inevitable wiseasses screaming "Yeah, they both have 'con' in them, hush!") If you're confident in yourself, the age old adage of you can't judge a book by it's cover becomes true. You really can't judge a guy who looks like he's been working in the mud all day but walks around like he's wearing designer clothes. Likewise, you can't be too confident (read: arrogant) as any good traits that you have will be buried in a torrent of sarcastic comments and looks of disdain.
Now, on that note, let me say a quick word about sarcasm. It's a great way to showcase a sparkling wit but like everything else, moderation. It's okay to have a sarcastic comment, but every comment? It will get really old quickly. I am by nature a sarcastic person but even I know when to cut it back and try to make a comment sound less biting.
Another thing to keep in mind is the age of your targets, er- prospective partners. If you are looking to date someone, take into account what you're looking for, or rather what you don't want in a potential mate. If you are looking for someone who really wants to stay home and cuddle, then you shouldn't look for a girlfriend/boyfriend at a bar. Also, if you're a social butterfly, don't date a introverted bookworm. You gotta look for things that are similar to find attraction and then the things that are different to maintain your relationship. It's the differences that keeps you together, not the similarities.
Moving forward, the only rules of attraction are this: be true to yourself and the rest will be cake.