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How to Get a Guy to Notice You: 19 Magic Ways to Hook Him Instantly

If you have your eye on a cute guy and you’re keen to attract his attention, learn how to get a guy to notice you and try to bag that first date!

how to get a guy to notice you

Figuring out how to get a guy to notice you can be easy if you understand the way a guy’s mind works.

You see, guys tend to like things at first sight. They’re visual creatures after all. It doesn’t really matter whether you know the guy already or you don’t. All you need to do is play to his senses and you’ll have him craving for your attention in no time.

It’s likely that you have your eye on a guy and you want to try and turn his attention your way. The good news is that it’s not super-difficult and it’s not going to take that long either. Before you know it, his eyes will be firmly on you, and that you can start flirting up a storm!

[Read: How to get a guy’s attention in any circumstance]

How to get a guy to notice you

The next time you see a guy whose attention you want, you need to play it safe and be discreet about your intentions. Don’t make it too obvious that you like him, or he’ll just end up treating you like a teen girl with a big crush. It doesn’t matter if you’re far from your teen years, he’ll still do it!

Instead, get his attention and make him want to get to know you. It’ll work wonders and make him fall for you too.

You need to lure him in and make him want to learn more. Make him curious and desperate to find out about you. To start off, use these tips on how to get a guy to notice you.

[Read: How to get your crush to notice you and like you back]

You’ll be able to cast your spell on him and make him interested in you without saying a word!

1. Dress sexily, but do it for you

You know what looks best on you and how it makes you feel. Dress well and wear your cutest attire when you’re around him. Don’t wear overly revealing clothes unless you’ve got only sex on your mind. Look cute and wear something that grabs attention.

And don’t worry, he’ll definitely notice a girl who knows to dress well. However, it’s important to do this for you first of all. He’ll notice if you’re trying too hard and when you dress for yourself, you’ll ooze confidence. [Read: 25 sweet tips to look cute and melt any guy’s heart]

2. Catch his eye

Every now and then, exchange eye contact with him very discreetly. Look at him once and lock eyes for a second, and avoid looking towards him for a while. He’ll try to look at you often and see if you’re looking at him now and then.

But as irresistible as it may be, avoid looking at him too often because he’ll realize you like him. And once he knows he doesn’t have to win you over because you’re already smitten by him, he’ll lose his interest in impressing you or approaching you.

Instead, look once at him and make him look at you often and fall for you. [Read: 10 subtle eye contact flirting tips to catch a guy’s eyes from afar]

3. Appear occupied

Guys like staring at a girl when she’s occupied. It’s actually the only time a guy can get an eyeful and appreciate a girl. By looking at a girl when she’s busy, they won’t get caught staring.

After you’ve exchanged glances now and then, get busy with your friends or by looking at something intently. Give him enough time to get a good look at you and appreciate you when you’re looking away.

He’s definitely going to look you up and down for a while and that’s all dandy as long as he likes what he sees!

4. Let him see your best side

What do you like about yourself? If you want to get a guy to notice you and like something about you, you need to make sure you reveal your best side to him.

Maybe you’re proud of your legs, so show them off. If it’s your breasts, stand upright. If it’s anything else, just make sure you do something to accentuate your asset. It’s all physical now and shallow, but when it comes to getting a guy’s attention, put physical appearance and confidence before nice personality, at least at first sight. [Read: What do guys like in a girl’s appearance more than anything else?]

5. Be fun and alive when he’s around

Guys can’t resist a fun, flirty girl with a sweet laugh. Spend time with your friends, be seen in the right places, and indulge in fun activities.

Guys love a girl’s laughter. It always gets their attention. Have fun with your own friends, and he’ll definitely spend all the time looking at you.

6. Spend time with the boys

Indulge in a guy activity with the boys. Or if you’re not into games and sport, just talk to good-looking guys. It’ll still do the same trick.

If there’s one thing you need to know about guys, it’s the fact that they’re really jealous and extremely competitive. Every single guy wants to be the alpha male. If a few other guys get your attention, he’d definitely want to get your attention too.

Make him jealous discreetly now and then and he’ll try to look for ways to have a conversation with you. [Read: How to make a guy jealous and get his attention]

7. Always smell awesome

Guys are suckers for feminine fragrances.

Pick up a few fragrances that smell good on your skin and make sure he gets a good whiff of it when you closely walk past him. He’ll have no choice but to float in your fragrance and hope to smell more of you!

8. Show off your kind side

Guys are drawn to a girl’s kindness. They may not know it themselves but evolution has crafted men to fall for kind traits in women.

Don’t act bitchy or aloof just to show him that you’re the coolest girl in office or school. Instead, be warm and pleasant when you speak with anyone who walks up to you. You’ll be liked by everyone, and definitely by the guy whose attention you want too!

9. Be seen in the right places

Find ways to cross paths with the guy you like, without making it obvious. Bump into him now and then and make it seem like a big coincidence. Hang out somewhere you know he’d come by.

See if he reciprocates and starts hanging out in your favorite places. Does he linger a while when he’s around you? If he does, you’ve definitely made an impression on him. [Read: 20 circumstances when a guy may never like you back]

10. Find an excuse to talk to him

You don’t need to ask him out immediately or ask someone to introduce you to him. If you’ve used all these earlier tips on how to get a guy to notice you, you would definitely have made an attractive impression on him.

Wait for him to cross your path sometime when you’re alone. And just as he comes close, turn around and ask him for some help. Guys love helping a damsel in distress.

You could ask him for anything from a phone charger, directions to someplace nearby, help with your car, help with carrying something, or something more impromptu.

Appear casual, but smile coyly as you ask him for help. It’ll definitely do more than just get his attention. [Read: 20 easy conversation starters you can use with a guy you like]

11. Show your sweet side

As smart and sassy as you are, and that’s also something he’s sure to love, you need to show your soft side too. If you look too harsh, he’s going to be too scared to talk to you!

Show your soft side, smile and allow him to see that you’re super-approachable. The more you do this, the more likely he is to come on over for a chat. [Read: How to talk to a guy you like and make him like you]

12. Smile!

We just talked about being sweet, but smiling deserves a point all of its own! Smiling is disarming, it makes people feel like you’re a warm and nice person to speak to. That’s what you need to show him.

However, that doesn’t mean you should go around beaming and grinning constantly. Just make sure that you smile a lot more than you frown. [Read: How to smile more often – 6 baby steps to change your life forever]

13. Don’t be the dramatic girl

Some girls love to get involved in every type of drama and gossip that’s going around. If he’s already half-noticed you and he sees you doing this, it’s probably going to turn him off actually noticing you any further.

Stay out of gossip, don’t bother with other people’s drama, and simply stick to doing you. That way, he’ll notice you for the right reasons and not for the wrong ones.

14. Be a little clumsy

If you’re close to him and you really want to know how to get a guy to notice you, be a little clumsy – but in a cute way! You could drop whatever it is you’re holding and then act bashful, “oh I’m so clumsy” and then laugh.

Make sure that you don’t take yourself too seriously and that you make light of it. That way he’ll come to the conclusion that you’re a fun girl to be around, even if you are a little clumsy occasionally! [Read: How to be nice – 20 easy tips to make everyone love being around you]

15. Don’t be needy

Be confident enough to go out on your own and do what you need to do. Don’t rely upon your friends all the time or hide behind someone.

Guys don’t like needy girls so make sure that you show him your independent side and he’ll be keen and eager to get to know that strong, capable woman who has a soft side too.

16. Talk about something you’re passionate about

If you’re in a group of people and he’s there, or you’re actually having a conversation with him, talk about something you’re passionate about.

Of course, make sure it’s not something super-controversial, but by talking about things you love, your true passion shows through. Your eyes will sparkle, you’ll become animated, and you’ll smile without realizing it. He’ll find all of this irresistible and he’ll want to learn more. [Read: How to talk to anyone and master the art of a real conversationalist]

17. Be yourself

Don’t become a clone of someone else. If you’re part of a girl group, don’t dress the same as them just to fit in. Be yourself. Dare to just be who you are and own it. He’ll find that really alluring and he’ll notice you in a big, big way.

Sometimes, it can be scary to really put yourself out there and just be yourself but it’s the single best thing you can do in any situation.

18. Be present in the moment

You might think that guys don’t really care about this kind of stuff, being visual creatures and all, but he can still see what you’re doing! Your actions matter just as much.

So, put down that phone and be present in the moment. Notice what is around you and have conversations, even with people you don’t know too well. He’s more likely to notice you if you’re not glued to your phone! [Read: How to live in the moment – 20 positive ways to live in the now]

19. Show your personality in your appearance

Don’t be afraid to be a little quirky! Some cute accessories or a pop of color are great ways to show off your personality and let him know that there’s more to you than meets the eye.

Getting a guy to notice you is about standing out, but in a natural way. You can do that really easily with your appearance, as long are you’re being true to yourself.

By learning how to get a guy to notice you in the right way, you’ll capture his attention and leave him wanting to know more. It’s far better to show your good side and the things about your personality that make you wonderful, than trying to act out of character.

A guy doesn’t want someone who’s fake or constantly into gossip. Just be yourself, be kind, smile, and let him see what he’s missing out on by not approaching you sooner!

[Read: 22 easy ways to get your crush to like you back and fall way harder]

Use these tips on how to get a guy to notice you, and you’ll definitely leave him thinking of you and waiting to see you again.

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Vinod Srinivas Serai
Vin Serai
Vin Serai is the founder of LovePanky.com, and has delved deep into the working of love and relationships for almost two decades. Having dipped his feet in almo...